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Professor Leslie Francis co-authors Salt Lake Tribune opinion piece about reproductive health based on new book

Jun 13, 2024

Professor Leslie Francis, an expert in medical ethics, co-authored an opinion piece in The Salt Lake Tribune with her husband, Professor John G. Francis, on the right to interstate movement.

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Professor James Holbrook celebrates 50 years as a Utah Law alum

Jun 11, 2024

Clinical Professor James Holbrook recently celebrated his 50th year as a graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Now an inducted member of the Golden Gavel society, he is also a recent recipient of the Alumni of the Year award, which he received at the Alumni Awards ceremony April 12.

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Professor Nancy McLaughlin speaks to Wall Street Journal about Mar-a-Lago easements

Jun 07, 2024

Professor Nancy McLaughlin, an expert on conservation easements, spoke to The Wall Street Journal about the easements on the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., owned by former President Donald Trump.

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Aiming higher: Rachel Prickett Passey works with USHE to improve education

Jun 05, 2024

If you’d asked rising 3L Rachel Prickett Passey as a child what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would have answered with “teacher.” After working as a special education paraprofessional when she was just beginning college, however, Passey decided to change course.

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Professor Chris Peterson quoted in Bloomberg article about Walmart mispricing issue

Jun 03, 2024

Professor Chris Peterson, an expert in consumer finance, was quoted in a Bloomberg article about an internal system failure that caused mispricing, with some goods being sold at incorrect lower prices and others at higher prices.

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The power of “Yes and…”

Jun 01, 2024

“Yes, and” thinking is a mindset and way of speaking that reflects the simple but profound fact that the world is complex, and seemingly contradictory things can—and do—coexist. 

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Environmental Justice Clinic students recognized with CLEA awards for outstanding clinical and externship students

May 31, 2024

Congratulations to recent graduates Ashley DelBalzo, Caitlin Imhoff, and Olivia McQuarrie, who were recognized by the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) as Outstanding Clinical and Externship Students.

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A worthwhile endeavor: MLS student Ryne Vogel pairs his HR career with legal studies education

May 30, 2024

As an undergraduate majoring in philosophy, MLS student Ryne Vogel had every intention of pursuing a JD degree and a career as an attorney. Life, however, steered him in a different direction with his interest in the law firmly intact.

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Humans at SJQ: Meet the students, alumni, and faculty we’ve featured in 2023-2024

May 29, 2024

The S.J. Quinney College of Law has a wonderful community that includes a wide variety of people, each with their own story of what drew them to the legal field. Here are some of the amazing Humans at SJQ that we featured this year.

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Lightbulb moment: Alum Mark Pittman shares how law degree supports entrepreneurship

May 27, 2024

One night in March 2014, Mark Pittman (’15) was stuck at a traffic light on 700 E after leaving the University of Utah campus. Suddenly, he had an inspiration for a brand-new business.

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Spirit of Quinney: Award recipient and alum Kelley Gale discusses his commitment to mentorship

May 23, 2024

Kelley Gale completed his undergraduate degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. When it was time to attend law school, the Intermountain West appealed to him—and the S.J. Quinney College of Law held other benefits as well.

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Associate Dean and LABS Director Teneille Brown shares passion for researching and expanding student opportunities

May 21, 2024

Teneille Brown, associate dean for research and faculty development and the director of the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences (LABS), recalls first becoming interested in healthcare law when she was seven and her sister had several open-heart surgeries for a congenital heart defect.

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A passion for pro bono work: New graduate Alessandra Amato pays it forward

May 16, 2024

Born and raised in Italy, Alessandra Amato moved to the United States when she was 17 to study abroad and has been living here ever since. After earning a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in French from Westminster University, Amato worked in social services for seven years with newly resettled refugees and later with human trafficking survivors.

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Professor Paul Cassell quoted by national media about Department of Justice Boeing Max prosecution decision

May 15, 2024

Professor Paul Cassell is quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and other national publications about the Department of Justice’s May 14 court filing, which ruled that Boeing breached the terms of a federal government settlement to resolve a charge linked to the deadly crashes of two 737 Max aircraft.

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Utah Law faculty updates: April 2024

May 13, 2024

Each month, we share notable updates—including presentations, publications, panels, and other accomplishments—from Utah Law faculty members.

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Convocation: Celebrating and recognizing the class of 2024

May 10, 2024

Congratulations to the S.J. Quinney College of Law Class of 2024, who graduated Friday, May 10, at Kingsbury Hall.

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Alum Richard Burbidge shares his path to trial law and youth restorative justice

May 08, 2024

“Within about six months of passing the bar and starting work at the firm, I found myself second-seating a complex commercial trial in federal court,” Burbidge recalls. “I felt like a kid in a candy store.”

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Pro Bono Initiative Director Caisa Royer interviewed on U Rising podcast about PBI efforts

May 07, 2024

Dr. Caisa Royer, director of the Pro Bono Initiative, was recently interviewed on the U Rising podcast about the Pro Bono Initiative’s (PBI) 13 legal advice sites throughout the Salt Lake valley and how students and alumni can get involved.

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Say the word: Celebrating Utah Law convocation with a linguistic tradition

May 06, 2024

Convocation is a time for graduates to reflect on their first day embarking on their law school experience—and it’s also a time to recall the class word that Reyes Aguilar bestows upon the incoming class at orientation to describe the unique energy the students bring to the College of Law community.

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Professor Daniel Aaron and 2L Avery Emery co-author JAMA article and Deseret News op-ed

May 03, 2024

Associate Professor Daniel Aaron, an expert in tort and health law, and 2L Avery Emery recently co-authored an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) entitled “U.S. Supreme Court Limits on the Power of U.S. Health Agencies.” They also collaborated on an opinion editorial for the Deseret News.

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Student video spotlights: Four students share their Utah Law experience

May 02, 2024

Find out why Jade Trinh, Arin Perkins, Anthony Tenney, and McKaela Dangerfield have enjoyed their Utah Law experience.

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