Bludworth Grabs Honors at Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution Competition

On November 13, 2015, the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution (CSDR) at the University of Missouri School of Law announced the winners of a student writing competition organized by the CSDR. The competition was offered in conjunction with the Journal of Dispute Resolution symposium entitled “Beyond the FAA: Arbitration Procedure, Practice, and Policy […]

The Slippery Slope of Hobby Lobby Already at the Supreme Court’s Door

  By Kendra Brown for The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear another challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) preventive care mandate.[1] The ACA requires that employers through their healthcare plans provide at no cost the full range of FDA-approved contraceptives. In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby,[2] a closely held for profit […]

‘Practice How You Play’: 3L Clayton Sevy Praises College of Law’s Clinical Program

Clayton Sevy, a 3L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, is currently enrolled in a clinic at the Legal Aid Society, his second clinical experience through the College of Law’s Civil Clinic program. In the interview below, he explains how his hands-on experience at Open Legal Services and Legal Aid will […]

College of Law’s Negotiation Teams Excel at Regional Competition

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s 2015 Negotiation Team excelled at the Regional Competition held the weekend of November 13-14, 2015 at BYU. Two teams represented the College of Law in the competition: Kevin McLean and Vanessa Walsh; and Liza Barton and Blake Van Zile. A total of 24 teams from 12 different law […]

There Will Be Blood

By Kylie Orme for Several weeks ago, Judge Wiggins, a circuit court judge in Marion, Alabama, sparked controversy when he told a courtroom full of offenders that if they did not have the money to pay their fines, they could go outside of the courtroom and donate blood, or go to jail. In an […]

Patent Trolls and the “Presumption of Validity”

By Dave Duncan for Should the “presumption of validity” regarding issued patents be reversed? A patent application goes through an extensive examination process at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). If and when the applied-for patent is issued, it is presumed to be valid in subsequent legal challenges unless it can be […]

‘My Classes Seem Much More Applicable Now’: 2L Jaron Janson Details his Experiences in COL’s Civil Clinic

2L Jaron Janson is currently participating in the College of Law’s Civil Clinic at the Utah Guardian ad Litem’s office, dividing his time between the Ogden and Farmington Juvenile Courts. In the interview below, he describes his myriad responsibilities, notes that lawyers can be fun to work with, and explains how the clinical experience has […]

Abilify’s Adherence Sensor: Thoughts to Consider in the Regulatory Process

By Anikka Hoidal for Abilify is a medication frequently used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Japan-based Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company developed the drug. Otsuka has teamed up with Proteus Health to use its sensor technology, which can provide notification that a pill has been ingested. The sensor works in combination with a patch patients wear […]

Pro Bono Week Event with Sara Kruzan Draws Media

On October 28, 2015, the Pro Bono Initiative office at the S.J. Quinney College of Law hosted an event title, “Sara Kruzan’s Story: Resilience, Survival, & Pro Bono Advocacy” At the age of 11, Sara Kruzan was forced into a life of drugs, violence, and sexual exploitation. After a decision that changed her life forever, […]

College of Law Participates in ‘Strut Your Mutt’ Charity Run

“Team Law Dogs” represented the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the 20th Annual Strut Your Mutt 5k fun run at Liberty Park on Saturday, October 24. Students, faculty, staff and members of the student organization Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) participated in the event. The team raised $1,430 which will go towards animal […]