Kendra Brown on being a LABS Student Fellow

By Kendra Brown for BiolawToday.org. For the 2015-2016 academic year I had the incredible opportunity to work as a Biolaw Fellow for the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences. My fellowship worked in conjunction with my position as the Student Director of the Medical-Legal Clinic through S.J. Quinney’s Pro Bono Initiative. The Medical-Legal Clinic provides […]

Anikka Hoidal on being a LABS Student Fellow

By Anikka Hoidal for BiolawToday.org. Being a fellow is the most rewarding experience of my law school career. This year I had the opportunity to work on a number of research projects under the guidance of Dr. Francis and Professor Brown. Among my favorite experiences this year was joining Dr. Francis and Professor Brown at the […]

Student perspective: Law student gets front row seat to international litigation — and a terrorist attack — in summer internship abroad

Editor’s note: Hannah Follender, who is starting her second year at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, is spending the summer in Israel working at Sherby & Co. Law Firm in Ramat Gan, right outside of Tel Aviv. The firm typically works on international litigation in Israel for foreign companies, and Follender is working with […]

Law students gain advice from practicing attorneys through newly launched mentorship program

Jackson Howard remembers the moment like it was yesterday: He was 23 years old and walked into a Utah County courtroom, where he volunteered to represent a lengthy list of indigent clients on the docket for free. The county —which at the time relied on lawyers from the Utah State Bar to volunteer their services […]

Colorado Supreme Court justice encourages graduates to make each day count

Nancy E. Rice didn’t set out to become chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. As a law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1972, one of the Wyoming native’s earliest quests for social justice came in trying to persuade administrators to establish more women’s restrooms in an era when female law […]

Protecting the Victims of the “Victimless Crime”

By Samuel Hall for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. As of the last estimate conducted by the Fondation Scelles (an organization dedicated to fighting global sexual exploitation) there are approximately one million prostitutes in the United States. According to comprehensive studies on the subject, more than 70% of these prostitutes were sexually abused as a direct precursor to prostitution. […]

University of Utah law student charts impressive path of public service on journey to graduation

Nubia Peña grew up as the daughter of a single parent in Philadelphia, watching as her mother worked several jobs to provide for their family of five. As a young immigrant from Mexico adjusting to life in the U.S., Peña knew a path to success wasn’t going to be easy in her early years, but […]

Human Trafficking and Transnational Enforcement

By Amanda Ulland for GlobalJusticeBlog.com Human trafficking is often considered to be modern day slavery.[1]  Human trafficking, in the transnational sense, is the process in which people are recruited or taken from their country of origin and transported to a destination in a foreign country where they are exploited for the purposes of forced labor, […]

Adam Saxby named Pro Bono Law Student of the Year

Adam Saxby, a third-year student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been named “Pro Bono Law Student of the Year” by the Utah Bar Association for 2016. Saxby worked countless hours on a number of pro bono initiatives throughout his time at the law school, establishing himself as a leader on a number […]

2L Browning publishes paper in the Journal of East Asia & International Law

S.J. Quinney College of Law 2L Joel Browning recently published a paper in the Journal of East Asia & International Law as part of Professor Benedict Kingsbury’s Foreign Investment Law course. The paper addresses a multi-billion dollar international investment arbitration claim brought by a Texas company against Korea (LSF-KEB v Korea), currently ongoing in the International Centre for […]