SCOTUSblog editor Amy Howe to deliver 2020 commencement address

Editor and reporter Amy Howe will be the featured speaker at the 2020 graduation ceremony for law students on May 8. An expected 93 members of the Class of 2020 are scheduled to graduate at Kingsbury Hall. The second cohort of 16 students enrolled in the newly created Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree program will also […]

Tales of law degrees and love

No one heads to law school expecting to find love, but when you put a bunch of bright young adults together, the occasional spark is bound to fly. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we celebrate a few of the law students who found love as well as a law degree at the S.J. Quinney […]

Shaping young minds: 3L Stacie Simpson leads the Kids’ Court program

Any law student will tell you that there’s a lot of schoolwork—legal research, assigned readings, writing briefs—that doesn’t directly relate to physically going to court. But 3L Stacie Simpson spends five days a week in a pretend courtroom preparing for a battle with a team of young attorneys, witnesses, and bailiffs as part of the […]

Emphasis on law student well-being takes priority at College of Law

The contentiousness of high-stakes courtroom battles. The intensity of negotiations. The deadline pressure of filing the latest motion. There’s no lack of stress in the practice of law and there are days when the journey from law student to practicing attorney is no picnic either. According to surveys by the American Bar Association, the legal […]

Princeton Review names S.J. Quinney College of Law among best law schools in the nation

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College Law is one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools, according to new survey results released by The Princeton Review this month.  The education services company includes the College of Law in the 2020 release of its annual feature, “The Best 167 Law Schools.” The College of Law […]

STUDENTS: A new support group for first-generation students

As a high school senior, Kinsie Jaramillo noticed her peers receiving college acceptance letters and eagerly waited to hear from the University of Utah. But despite her high grades and varied extracurricular activities, she heard nothing from the U. Until she got a phone call from someone on a scholarship committee. “They said that they […]

Law student Shenelle Salcido focuses on lifelong learning

Shenelle Salcido has always found herself drawn to academic and intellectual challenges, but growing up in the late 1980s and early 1990s in Utah, she felt she steered away from careers that her parents deemed too masculine. For part of her life, that meant she never considered law school. “I think that’s something unique to […]

What is social media’s role in stopping fake news?

There’s rarely a day in today’s charged political world when the phrase “fake news” doesn’t creep into the headlines. From discussion on when and if Twitter should suspend President Donald Trump’s account for ongoing inflammatory statements to ongoing debate over how corporations like Facebook should monitor and regulate the spreading of false information  through social […]

University of Utah law students see high rates of success on Utah Bar Exam

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is celebrating the accomplishments of its recent graduates who successfully passed the Utah Bar Exam. Ninety-two percent of University of Utah law students who took the exam in July passed on their first try, according to newly released statistics from the Utah State Bar. “We are […]

Arturo Thompson to lead College of Law Career Development Office

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law has named Arturo Thompson as the institution’s new assistant dean of the Career Development Office. Thompson joins the CDO team at a critical time. The office is a key part of the law school charged with offering career-related skills training and education to law students and […]