Breaking the school-to-prison pipeline at forefront of student-led symposium

Researchers, educators, social workers, court personnel, students and community members will meet at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law on Feb.11 for a symposium designed to discuss how to reverse Utah’s troubling school- to-prison pipeline trend. The second annual ‘Breaking the Pipeline’ symposium on Feb.11 will explore how recent and upcoming legislative […]

MRI Machines and Patentability

By Steven Swan for BiolawToday.org. Here at the Center of Law and Biomedical Sciences, we are committed to addressing the ever-changing legal landscape in “areas of health policy, the life sciences, biotechnology, bioethics, and the medical and technological arts, in order to help overcome the most critical health-care challenges of our times.”[1] And at issue […]

U law student selected for Stanford conference, will take on research related to improving diversity on corporate boards

Rachael Motzkus was an undergraduate at the University of Utah undecided about what she wanted to do with her future when the idea of law school presented itself to her. “I was registering for my first semester of classes at the U when a woman walked into the room and asked if anyone was interested […]

Second-year law student assists in teaching lawyers how to prepare for “Zombie Apocalypse”

University of Utah law student Will Edwards recently presented at the Utah State Bar headquarters for a continuing legal education seminar related disaster response. The presentation explored a scenario where a zombie virus spread throughout the Salt Lake Valley and addressed the possible legal response.  The event was covered by The Intermountain Commercial Record. Read […]

Students honored with scholarships from the Utah Minority Bar Association

Several University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law students were honored with scholarships from the Utah Minority Bar Association (UMBA) earlier this month.  Each year, law students at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University apply to receive student scholarships from UMBA ranging from $500 to $6,950. Scholarships are awarded based on an […]

Law school and LDS Charities partner to open new free legal clinic in Sugarhouse

A new free legal clinic sponsored by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in partnership with LDS Charities will provide legal services to underserved communities. The new Community Legal Clinic: Sugarhouse is part of the law school’s pro bono initiative program, a noncredit volunteer program that allows students to build real world […]

Arizona man wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death to share story at law school on Nov. 17

Ray Krone had been honorably discharged from the military and worked for the U.S. Postal Service for seven years when on Dec.29, 1991 he became the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a 36-year-old woman found fatally stabbed on the floor of a Phoenix bar. Krone had no prior criminal record and with little […]

From young Court TV viewer to aspiring lawyer: Dominca Dela Cruz takes path of public interest law while making a difference in the community

Scott Peterson appeared in headlines daily in 2002 as he became a suspect in the disappearance of his pregnant wife, Laci, in Modesto, California. The case quickly became tabloid fodder as it played out, with grisly details emerging in the following year that pointed to Peterson’s involvement. But as the world viewed Peterson with a […]

From priesthood to the courtroom: Meet S.J.Quinney College of Law student Rob Moriarty

After spending 20 years as a Catholic priest, Rob Moriarty was ready to take a different leap of faith. The Kearns native was leading a congregation of nearly 2,500 parishioners at Saint Francis Xavier Church in 2013 when a simple reality hit: He needed a change. He’d been an ordained priest in the Catholic Diocese […]

Moeinvaziri puts law into practice through college’s Pro Bono Initiative

Each October, the American Bar Association promotes Pro Bono Week —an annual effort to recognize pro bono service in the legal community. The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law this year again will host several events starting on Oct. 24 to encourage a spirit of volunteerism among students and attorneys, and to recognize […]