Law student Liz Thomas to be honored with Pro Bono Publico Award on May 1

Liz Thomas learned the value of community service at an early age. She grew up volunteering with her family at multiple organizations to educate communities and provide outreach for families with children with autism. When she arrived at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law three years ago, she knew she wanted to […]

Law students prepare to handle a terrorist attack

  A bomb explodes in a crowded marketplace packed with shoppers. An armed gunman storms into a nightclub, killing unsuspecting victims on the dance floor.  A plane is hijacked, then flown into the ground, killing hundreds of people on board. All are scenarios from the headlines, but all are also possible scenes that may play […]

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law named among top schools for practical training by The National Jurist magazine

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s strong clinical program, simulation courses, Pro Bono Initiative and other opportunities for students to gain hands on experience before graduation has propelled the college to be named among the best law schools in the nation for practical legal training, according to newly released rankings by The National […]

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law retains top-tier status

(March 14, 2017) —The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s traditional strengths as a top-tier law school and national leader in environmental law are reflected in newly released rankings of top U.S. law schools. According to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of Best Graduate Schools, the College of Law is ranked 44th […]

Promoting Art Through Justice: Meet Artist Edgar Arceneaux

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will host a “Meet the Artist” event as part of U’s Black History Month with Los Angeles-based Edgar Arceneaux, a rising star in the art world who will create a new sculpture at the law school to represent Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic quote, “The arc […]

Grow recipient of new Public Citizenship Fellowship

West Virginia native Matthew Grow had planned to stay on the East Coast to attend law school, but he was drawn to the University of Utah based on the school’s reputation for collaboration and small class sizes. Grow’s legal education is taking an interesting turn this year, as he is the law school’s inaugural recipient […]

Attorney Barry Scheck to headline 2017 Tanner Lecture on Human Values

HUMAN VALUES & THE INNOCENCE PROJECT by BARRY SCHECK | Attorney, Co-Founder of The Innocence Project February 08, 2017  7 PM S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom (Floor 6) University of Utah (map) Open to the public | Seating is limited Barry Scheck is an attorney, DNA expert, and co-founder of The Innocence Project. He […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]