STUDENTS: Meet 2020 graduate Emily Nuvan

As a first-generation college student, Emily Nuvan had to figure out the ins and outs of higher education largely on her own – and she didn’t even have law school on her radar at first. “Growing up, I was always told I should be a lawyer,” Nuvan said. “I wasn’t sure that was a compliment, […]

Utah Supreme Court considers waiver for 2020 Bar Examination

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the Utah Supreme Court to consider different rules for the 2020 Bar Examination. The Utah Supreme Court on April 9 published a proposed Order for Temporary Amendments to the Bar Admissions Procedures During the COVID-19 Outbreak. Under the proposed Order, qualifying graduates will not be required to take the Bar […]

College of Law climbs in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s strengths as a top-tier public law school, national leader in environmental law and growing powerhouse in the field of health law are reflected in newly released rankings of best law schools. According to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of Best Graduate Schools, the College […]


Read the latest information on campus changes due to COVID-19 on the University of Utah’s central information portal. The University of Utah is now in the orange phase, using operational guidelines developed by the Project Orange campus-wide working group. Please note that in the orange phase most work will continue to occur away from campus, […]

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 […]