3Ls Walsh and Peña discuss school-to-prison pipeline on Utah Public Radio

On Thursday, February 4, 2016,  Access Utah on Utah Public Radio examined the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Guests include Rep. Sandra Hollins, D-Salt Lake City, who is planning to introduce a bill to address the problem in this legislative session; University of Utah law school student Vanessa Walsh, who is one of the authors of the Public Policy […]

‘An Invaluable Experience’: 2L Moriarty and the Debtor’s Clinic Score a Major Victory

Kendall Moriarty, a 2L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Director of the College’s Debtor’s Clinic, recently scored a major victory on behalf of a Debtor’s Clinic client who, as a result of a misunderstanding and the client’s limited proficiency in English, suffered the loss of his entire life […]

Social Justice Student Initiative event, Breaking the Pipeline, highlighted in Deseret News

S.J. Quinney College of Law student of the Public Policy Clinic and the Social Justice Student Initiative hosted an event on January 30, 2016 titled, “Breaking the Pipeline.” The event was a followup the report, “From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: The School-to-Prison Pipeline in Utah.” “Studies show that suspension and expulsion rates are closely correlated with dropout […]

Dismantling school-to-prison pipeline at forefront of U symposium organized by law students

‘Breaking the Pipeline’ on Jan.30 features speakers including Rep. Sandra Hollins, D-Salt Lake City, who plans to introduce legislation aimed at addressing the school-to-prison pipeline in Utah Schools.

3L Peña authors Salt Lake Tribune op-ed on human trafficking

Nubia Peña, a 3L at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, wrote an op-ed published in the January 25, 2016 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Human trafficking happens here, and the victims need our help.” Pena is founder and president of the Social Justice Student Initiative and is spearheading a February 19, 2016 […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law Top 12 Highlights From 2015

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law had a wonderful year, and extends holiday greetings to all of our friends! Here are the College of Law’s top 12 highlights of 2015.   U Celebrates Grand Opening of Award-Winning College of Law Building – Sept. 1, 2015 – The University of Utah today celebrated […]

Library Hours Over Christmas

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog – The law library will be closed from Thursday, December 24 through Sunday, December 27. We will reopen at 8am on Monday, December 28.

Cassell Appears on C-SPAN’s Show, Landmark Cases Miranda v. Arizona

Professor Cassell was on C-SPAN 3 in the series Landmark Cases Miranda v. Arizona Monday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. Cassell and Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center discussed the 1966 Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona, in which the Court ruled that suspects must be informed of their right against self-incrimination and their right to consult with an […]

180 Degrees: Birth Control Packaging Error Turns Life Upside Down for Plaintiffs

By Anikka Hoidal for BiolawToday.org. In 2011, Qualitest, a manufacturer of generic medications, recalled a number of birth control packages after discovering a packaging error. Pills in the blister packs were rotated 180 degrees, reversing their order and putting the placebo pills where consumers typically found the hormonal pills. Birth control pills must be taken according […]

Continued Efforts Toward More Effective Healthcare

By Courtney Neves for BiolawToday.org. Much has been written about the role of Accountable Care Organizations (“ACO’s”) in health care reform, but few of us have a good sense of what exactly these entities are. ACO’s are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other providers who work together to provide more efficient care to patients.[1] These organizations […]