ALUMNI: Meet Shelby Moench

By Angela Turnbow Shelby Moench learned that hard work really does pay off and is indeed very rewarding, especially when it comes to a certain professor’s quizzes. Moench is a recent graduate of the Master of Legal Studies program, a three-semester executive degree program designed to help working professionals gain a better understanding of the […]

University of Utah releases tribal acknowledgment statement

The University of Utah is situated within a network of historical and contemporary relationships with Indigenous peoples.  Given that the Salt Lake Valley has always been a gathering place for Indigenous peoples, we acknowledge that this land, which is named for the Ute Tribe, is the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, […]

ALUMNI: Meet Lenny Ogomo

By Angela Turnbow The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law went for round two and graduated its second class in the Master of Legal Studies program, among them Lenny Ogomo. The Master of Legal Studies program is a three-semester executive degree program designed to help working professionals gain a better understanding of the […]

Rising 3L Payton Hampton expands legal skills with two summer positions

Law students are known to be overachievers, so it’s no surprise that students at the S.J. Quinney College of Law often work all summer to expand their legal skills and prepare for their future careers. Rising 3L Payton Hampton is no exception. He spent his summer working two prestigious positions halfway across the country from […]

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch surprises University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law students at orientation

Ninety new law students listened to inspiring words from Justice Gorsuch, who welcomed them to the legal profession during a symbolic swearing-in ceremony on Aug. 21 in Salt Lake City. (Aug. 21, 2020) —Incoming law students at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law received an unexpected and thrilling surprise to end their […]

Tanana contributes to new report on assessing legal responses to COVID-19

As the nation continues to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Heather Tanana, a research professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, joined forces with a group of 50 national experts  to assess the U.S. policy response to the crisis to date. The group released a new report outlining their findings this week. The […]

Guiora authors new book on complicity in sexual abuse

Stories of powerful men who have abused positions of trust to commit sexual abuse against hundreds of survivors have dominated headlines in recent years. From dozens of gymnasts who testified against former USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar, to the thousands of women and men who shared their encounters with sexual misconduct when the #MeToo movement […]

ALUMNI: Meet Sadé Turner

Sadé A. Turner’s goal to become an attorney started with stops along the way in jobs related to helping people with disabilities and domestic violence victims find needed services. Turner graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2006 and today practices civil litigation at Strong & Hanni in Salt Lake City. Her practice focuses […]

Alumni Board of Trustees welcomes new members

The S.J. Quinney College of Law recently welcomed five new members to its alumni Board of Trustees. Judge Dianna M. Gibson (’96), Third District Court for the State of Utah, Tyler R. Green (’05), partner at Consovoy McCarthy, Michael L. Mower (’93), Deputy Chief of Staff for Gov. Gary R. Herbert, Scott C. Sandberg (’97), […]

FACULTY: Kronk Warner quoted in The New York Times, Washington Post

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner appeared in the national media recently. Kronk Warner was quoted in The New York Times on Joe Biden’s plan to tackle climate change. She was also quoted in The Washington Post related to a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court declaring nearly half of eastern […]