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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 She recalls her first apartment in the city as “the top floor of a terribly outdated 6-bedroom brownstone in Harlem with seven roommates.”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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3L Molly Hemenway receives Dee Benson Memorial Scholarship

Mar 29, 2024

3L Molly Hemenway earned her undergraduate degree in political science but says she didn’t have a clear idea of a career path afterward. She worked a lot of different positions, mainly in the service industry, and couldn’t find something that was a good fit.

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Caitlin Imhoff shares passion for Utah Law clinics and environmental justice

Mar 26, 2024

Caitlin Imhoff recalls being a very argumentative child and frustrating her parents because she was so good at arguing. While law school was always part of her plan while she was growing up, Imhoff first earned a degree in English with a creative writing emphasis and double minors in philosophy and medieval and renaissance studies. When she decided to take a break between her undergraduate and law school, Imhoff joined Teach for America and taught seventh-grade English in Las Vegas, Nev., for a year, which she says was very challenging.

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Pioneering legal aid with the Pro Bono Initiative prison legal site

Mar 25, 2024

Students participating in the Pro Bono Initiative at the College of Law have a new way to serve community members: a legal site at the Utah State Correctional Facility 15 miles northwest of campus.

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Barista, bartender, bar: 3L Anthony Tenney’s journey to law school

Mar 22, 2024

3L Anthony Tenney initially planned on the life of an academic after pursuing a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies from Ohio State University. However, after working in the service industry for several years as a barista and bartender and then losing his job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he began thinking of alternative ways to influence his community.

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Utah Law announces new Alexander Zeev Guiora Bystander Initiative Award

Mar 20, 2024

It was after his father’s death in 2015 that Professor Amos Guiora learned that Zeev Guiora, a highly regarded psychology, psychiatry, and linguistics professor, was an extraordinary mentor to a wide range of students worldwide.

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3L Michael Meszaros discusses his experience as a veteran with Humans of the U

Mar 18, 2024

“Coming to law school has been a really nice change of pace. I like being encouraged to ask questions and use my brain, rather than just being expected to do as I am told.”

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MLS student Evangelina Marquez feels confident at Utah Law

Mar 11, 2024

Now that she is halfway through the one-year (three semesters) MLS program, Marquez confidently says that it’s the people at Utah Law who have made it an enjoyable experience.

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Thinking beyond the law: Environmental Justice Clinic

Mar 04, 2024

A new clinic at the University of Utah’s S. J. Quinney School of Law is training students to think beyond the law when it comes to matters of environmental justice.

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A “toy story” for MLS student Chad Nelson

Feb 29, 2024

MLS student Chad Nelson’s career began in the cycling industry, working with sponsored athletes and teams in events such as the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia.

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Leaving a legacy: 3L Arin Perkins reflects on new program that supports minority communities

Feb 20, 2024

After studying on small farms in Uruguay and learning about sustainability and agricultural impact on the environment, Perkins became interested in pursuing a career in environmental justice. However, she is still exploring possibilities within law.

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Summer program gives undergrad students from Greater Four Corners region a firsthand look at law school

Feb 20, 2024

The University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law is offering a free four-week residential summer program called “Law as Influence, Law as Change” (LAILAC) in June 2024 for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in law.

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Arc Fellow Neida Morales hopes to advance diversity in the legal profession

Feb 07, 2024

Texas native Neida Morales recently received an Arc to Justice fellowship through the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Arc to Justice program. Born in Mexico, Morales moved to the United States just a few months later and grew up on a cattle ranch near Alpine, Texas, in the western corner of the state.

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3L Drake Walker discusses friendship and faith at Utah Law with Humans at the U

Feb 01, 2024

“I’m from Rexburg, Idaho, originally, and I am a very stereotypical Idaho boy—I grew up working in the potato fields and quickly realized that I did not want to be a potato farmer for the rest of my life. I knew education would be an important part of achieving that.”

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Video spotlights: See why these six students love Utah Law

Jan 16, 2024

Want to hear directly from students about their passions within law school? Get to know Diana Pogosyan, Landon Evans, Brooklyn Lindsey, Michael Meszaros, Anna Hall, and Carter Moore in this new student spotlight video.

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From barre to bar: 3L Alex McFarlin prepares for new career in litigation

Jan 11, 2024

3L Alex McFarlin grew up in Tennessee and trained in a professional ballet school there. At 18, he auditioned for Ballet West in New York City and earned a spot in their secondary company in Utah, working his way up from there before retiring as a first soloist in 2021.

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Guiding changes to public health services: Meet Arc Fellow Hannah Bruce

Jan 09, 2024

Hannah Bruce, a Nova Scotia native, originally moved to Utah to play Division 1 soccer at Utah Valley University in 2016 — a move that launched several other opportunities around the globe.

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Honoring a single mother’s sacrifice: Kroesche family expands scholarship program to Utah Law

Jan 03, 2024

Navigating law school as a single parent has been challenging, but an understanding S.J. Quinney staff and faculty—and help from the Beatrice F. Kroesche Memorial Scholarship—have made the journey easier for 2L Paulina Barboza.

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