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High School Student Opines on School-to-Prison Pipeline

Urged to take action by Professor Emily Chiang and College of Law students enrolled in the Public Policy Clinic, high school student Varesh Gorabi published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Help us divert students from the school-to-prison pipeline.” Gorabi, a student and writer for the Highland Rambler at Highland High School, joined youth from all over the […]

‘A Lot of Positive Experiences’: 2L Walsh Describes her Involvement in Public Policy Clinic

Vanessa Walsh, a 2L, came to the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law after a career in the financial industry where she planned and managed the operating budget for the customer service division of a national credit card company. After the death of her parents and a failed attempt at early retirement, she […]

3L Smurthwaite Publishes Articles in Diplomatic Courier Reflecting on his Experiences Interning in China

Last summer, Alan Smurthwaite, a 3L at the University of Utah S.J. College of Law, completed an international law internship in China through the Utah-Qinghai EcoPartnership. Upon returning to Utah, he published two co-authored articles, “Improving Water Quality in Qinghai Province” and “Open Innovation and IP Trends in China: Insights on the Utah Qinghai EcoPartnership,” […]

Chiang Interviewed on School Discipline

Professor Emily Chiang was interviewed on the KNRS Rod Arquette Show December 1, 2014. The interview focused on school discipline and Utah’s School-to-Prison Pipeline. Listen to the complete interview here »

2L Vanessa Walsh Publishes Op-Ed on School Discipline

Vanessa Walsh, a 2L at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, published an op-ed in the Deseret News on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Titled “School discipline needs to change,” Walsh comments on her work as part of the Public Policy Clinic with Professor Emily Chiang. “One in 5 students drop out of Utah high schools. […]

Chiang Interviewed by Fox13 About At-Risk Children

Professor Emily Chiang was interviewed October 10, 2014 about at-risk youth in Utah’s school system. As part of the College of Law’s Public Policy Clinic, Chiang and law students published the report, From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: Utah’s School-to-Prison Pipeline. “Because most of the studies show that when you discipline students and you don’t address the […]