Teter, College of Law Students Work on Behalf of Prison Inmate Who Claims He’s Been Abused by Idaho Prison Guards

A University of Utah associate professor of law is working on a high-profile case in Idaho in which a prison inmate claims that prison officials have retaliated against him because previous litigation he brought forth got a guard fired. Professor Michael Teter earlier this month filed a brief in a pro bono case before the Ninth […]

Open Legal Services Among ABA’s 2015 Legal Rebels

Open Legal Services, a nonprofit Salt Lake City law firm founded by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law graduates Shantelle Argyle and A. Daniel Spencer, both ’13, is featured in the “Legal Rebels” story in the September 2015 issue of the ABA Journal. Argyle, who has a background in computer technical support, and […]

Walsh Speaks on School-to-Prison Pipeline

In July, Rising 3L Vanessa Walsh spoke on the school-to-prison pipeline (STPP) and its impact on Native American students in Utah at the Governor’s Native American Summit. The Summit began in 2005 as a way of facilitating a discussion between state government, business and tribal leaders to address and develop solutions to various challenges that […]

Rising 3L Bossard Selected to Attend Intellectual Property Law Institute

In June 2015, Justin Bossard, a rising 3L, was selected to attend the HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute in DC, a week-long intensive IP event for 25 Hispanic law students from across the country. Jorge Contreras, an Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, also teaches each year at the […]

College of Law to Launch Mobile Home Park Help Line

Law students will staff the Mobile Home Park Help Line, providing information to residents and owners of Mobile Home Parks about their rights and responsibilities under the Mobile Home Park Residency Act. The helpline number is 801-587-6700. Since mobile homes are so expensive to move, it is crucial that disputes within the park be resolved and […]

2L Darnell Crandall publishes Salt Lake Tribune Op-Ed on Rachel Dolezal

S.J. Quinney College of Law 2L Darnell Crandall published a op-ed in the June 27 issue of The Salt Lake Tribune titled “Dolezal’s advocacy should matter more than her ‘blackness’.” Read the complete op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune »

Rising 2L Owen Reflects on Awards, Shares Application Tips

James Owen, a rising 2L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, is the recent recipient of a scholarship and fellowship. In the interview below, he describes the awards, shares guidelines on how maximize the chance of obtaining an award (one of which is the obvious but easily overlooked tip to carefully […]

Energy and Mineral Law Foundation Annual Meeting in Denver June 19

On Friday, June 19, 2015, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF) will hold its annual meeting in the offices of Holland & Hart in Denver. The meeting, titled “The Future of the Electric Utility Industry—Game Changers or Just Continued Evolution?”, will run half a day beginning at 8:00 a.m. […]

Student Awards, Fellowships and Scholarships for Spring 2015

Anderson Scholarship in Oil & Gas James Owen BioLaw Fellowships Danny Barber Kendra Brown Dave Duncan Dan Goaslind Courtney Neves Kylie Orme Austen Paulsen Travis Walker Thomas Woodland Carnegie Council Student Ethics Fellowship Justin Hosman Nubia Pena Clinical Legal Education Award Taylor Smurthwaite Clyde Scholarship in Natural Resources Shelby Shaw Community Legal Fellowship: Ogden Isabel […]

Peña Named Coordinator for Racially Just Utah

Nubia Peña, a rising 3L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been named coordinator of the local organization, Racially Just Utah. In that role, she will help create agendas, schedule meetings, communicate via social media and email, and coordinate speaking engagement requests. Pena will begin the new position in July.