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.

3L Howells Publishes Salt Lake Tribune Op-Ed

On May 30, 2015, S.J. Quinney College of Law 3L Lauren Howells published at op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Picking up a gun is no way to address grievances in this country.” Read The Salt Lake Tribune editorial »

Capone, ’15, Wins Award in Endangered Species Writing Competition

Mark Capone, ‘15, recently took third place in the ABA,  Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Endangered Species writing competition. In the interview below, he describes the topic of his paper, relates how he first heard about the competition, and encourages other students to enter similar competitions. Q: How did you first learn about the competition? A: […]

Huffington Post Publicizes Public Policy Clinic Report on Disproportionate Discipline of American Indian Students

May 26, 2105 — A report released last week by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Public Policy Clinic that analyzes the disproportionate punishments American Indian students face in school is already drawing attention from the media, including a May 26, 2015, article on the Huffington Post. The report, Disparities in Discipline: […]

Public Policy Clinic Report on School Dicipline Cited in Fusion.net Story

Work of the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Public Policy Clinic was cited in a May 26, 2015 story on Fusion.net Fifty-five American Indian students in Utah elementary schools were referred to law enforcement in 2011, compared to zero of their white counterparts, according to a new report from the University of Utah Law School’s Public […]

Students’ Work in Clinic Highlighted on RadioWest

On May 21, 2015, Associate Professor Emily Chiang participated in a live panel discussion on KUER’s RadioWest program. The panel talked about the school-to-prison pipeline in Utah, asked who it affects, and explored what can be done to stem the pipeline that funnels children from school straight to prison. Students in Chiang’s Public Policy Clinic […]

2L Green Awarded RMMLF Scholarship, Places 2nd in ABA SEER Writing Competition

In May 2015, 2L Jonathon Green was awarded a $9,000 Joe Rudd scholarship from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. He was also informed that he placed 2nd in the ABA SEER Endangered Species Act writing competition for his paper, “On the Cusp of Disaster: The King’s Tale of the Effects of Bycatch in the […]