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Cycle-breaker: Find out why Shyanne Blackburn chose to attend Utah Law

Jul 08, 2024

Rising 2L Shyanne Blackburn grew up in a small rural town in south-central Utah. As a Navajo first-generation student, she was excited to recently receive the Flora Sombrero and Neeta Lind Diné Law Scholarship, a fund started by alum Jeffrey Fillerup and his wife, Neeta Lind, to help Diné students attend local colleges on or near the Diné Nation.

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Advancing economic fairness: Meet rising 3L Josh Allen

Jul 05, 2024

Rising 3L Josh Allen is spending his summer working at the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC). While working as a research assistant at the S.J. Quinney College of Law last fall, Allen became interested in this aspect of law.

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Trees to torts: Rising 3L Natalie Merline pursues interest in environmental justice

Jun 25, 2024

Rising 3L Natalie Merline earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental science and says she always assumed she would work within science. While earning her undergraduate, however, she couldn’t see a clear career path within science.

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Aliza Murad named 2024-2025 Durham Fellow by Utah Center for Legal Inclusion

Jun 19, 2024

The Utah Center for Legal Inclusion (UCLI) named rising 2L Aliza Murad a Durham Fellow for the 2024-2025 school year. Murad is a Pakistani American immigrant who came to the U.S. at age 10, and her experiences shaped her commitment to service, access, and community engagement.

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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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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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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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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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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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2L Becca Huber chosen for FASPE ethics fellowship

Apr 30, 2024

2L Becca Huber was one of 14 law students chosen for the 2024 Law Program of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). She joins a diverse group of 84 FASPE fellows who participate in a two-week program in Germany and Poland.

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2023-2024 moot court competitions: See who represented Utah Law

Apr 24, 2024

We are proud of the hard work our moot court team members and coaches put in during the 2023-2024 school year. Check out this roundup of the various teams who competed.

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Utah Law holds inaugural Golden Gavel Society event and celebrates with annual Alumni Awards

Apr 23, 2024

The College of Law celebrated alumni with more than 75 years of experience, students just embarking on their careers, and everyone in between at its April 12 events. Learn more about the ways we’re spotlighting the Utah Law family.

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3L Angela McGuire combines passions in JD/MPP dual degree program

Apr 16, 2024

For several years, 3L Angela McGuire worked on the fashion scene in New York City with big names like Armani and Chanel, styling looks for New York Fashion Week and Good Morning America. She recalls her first apartment in the city as “the top floor of a terribly outdated 6-bedroom brownstone in Harlem with seven roommates.”

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Utah Court of Appeals holds special oral argument session for students and public at College of Law

Apr 10, 2024

The Utah Court of Appeals held oral arguments on Wednesday, April 3, at the College of Law to give students a firsthand look at the state’s appellate court proceedings. Judge Ryan M. Harris, Judge Gregory Orme, and Judge Ryan Tenney heard arguments from two different cases in the moot courtroom and held a question-and-answer session from students about the proceedings.

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Spring to D.C.: 2L Sam Snell shares experiences living in the U.S. capital for a semester

Apr 08, 2024

For the past few months, Snell has made Washington, D.C., his home as part of the new Spring to D.C. program, a partnership between the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Hinckley Institute of Politics that allows 2Ls and 3Ls to spend a spring semester living and working in the U.S. capital.

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Pro Bono Initiative offers free family law legal advice at Kearns Public Library

Apr 04, 2024

The Pro Bono Initiative (PBI) at the S.J. Quinney College of Law is committed to serving the community by offering brief legal advice sites throughout the Salt Lake valley. One of our newest legal help programs is the family law site at the Kearns Public Library, held the fourth Thursday of each month from 5-7 p.m.

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