Law student Cambre Roberts focuses on youth justice in Washington D.C.

When it comes to young people in the U.S. justice system, there are major issues to address. Many people consider incarceration an overly harsh punishment for most kids. There are racial and ethnic disparities in the youth justice system. And the conditions for children in custody at most detention facilities are concerning. Armed with an […]

Meet new Utah Law Review editor-in-chief Kayla Race

When Kayla Race began working as a policy researcher, she was most surprised by the politics of policy making. “Looking back, it seems obvious,” said the S.J. Quinney College of Law student. “But when I was 22 it wasn’t something I had thought about previously.” Race spent a two-year legislative term working as a researcher […]

STUDENTS: Meet new Student Bar Association President Chase Wilde

When Chase Wilde got one too many speeding tickets as a teenager, his license was suspended and he was summoned to appear before a judge. The subsequent visit to the courthouse left him feeling terrified and powerless. It also started him on the path to law school. “I decided as I left the courthouse that […]

Pride Law Caucus celebrates new name and renewed mission

When an association for LGBTQ students and allies was created at the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2002, the name OUTLaws was chosen as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the fact that many aspects of life for the LGBTQ community — such as marriage —were illegal. Since 2002, great strides have been made towards equality […]

Law students explore human rights at Oxford University

By Alice (Cate) Vaden Although human rights norms are the recognized lingua franca of human well-being and the standard yardstick of international relations, the imperative of assessing the viability of human rights in today’s turbulent world has grown more urgent than ever. With this in mind, I felt honored to be selected to participate in […]

College of Law alumni and students among those honored by Utah State Bar at Law Day awards

*Reprinted with permission from the Utah State Bar. Students, teachers, legal professionals and citizens from around the Wasatch Front gathered to celebrate Law Day in downtown Salt Lake City on May 1. The theme for the annual  event was “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society.” Several S.J. Quinney College of Law alumni —and one current […]

Inaugural cohort of new Master of Legal Studies degree program set to graduate

Victor Ochoa grew up in the mountains of central Peru, the second youngest of 14 children born to a mother who became widowed early in his childhood. His family had little. But Ochoa’s mom, who sacrificed much to keep food on the table and clothes on her children’s backs, always emphasized one route to help […]

Women’s Law Caucus hosts panel in conjunction with Start By Believing Day

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell, a team of advocates and attorneys and several law students hosted a panel on April 3 titled “Protecting Victims from Systemic Under-Prosecution of Sexual Assault Crimes” in conjunction with  the 4th Annual Start By Believing Day – a day which aims to change the way […]

College of Law to explore Utah’s school-to-prison pipeline at March 30 event

Researchers, educators, social workers, court personnel, students and community members will meet at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law for a symposium designed to discuss how to reverse Utah’s troubling school- to-prison pipeline trend. Th event, “Empowering the community to combat the school-to-prison pipeline,” will take place on March 30 from 8 […]

Gambling and Gaming Law class gives students an inside track on a niche legal industry

As one of only two states with no form of legal gambling, Utah might seem like an odd place to find a class focused on gambling law. But at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, future lawyers can spend a semester learning the ins and outs of the legal side of the […]