S.J. Quinney College of Law Top 12 Highlights From 2015

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law had a wonderful year, and extends holiday greetings to all of our friends! Here are the College of Law’s top 12 highlights of 2015.


building1 U Celebrates Grand Opening of Award-Winning College of Law Building – Sept. 1, 2015 – The University of Utah today celebrated the opening of its newest building on campus, a state-of-the art law school designed to enhance innovation in legal education, bolster community service and provide students with new opportunities for skills training.
100-100_Bug_vert(1) College of Law Launches 100-100 Initiative – Sept. 3, 2015 – The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law announced a new initiative this week to reach a goal of 100 percent bar passage and 100 percent professional employment placement among its law school graduates.
2015_Minority_Law_Caucus_ydbnma College of Law’s Minority Law Caucus Receives U’s Equity and Diversity Award – On April 21, 2015, the College of Law’s Minority Law Caucus (MLC) received the University of Utah’s Equity and Diversity Award for sustained contributions by students.
US-News-Rankings-Logo-no-year Wallace Stegner Center Ranked 7th in the Nation for Environmental Law – March 10, 2015 – The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law improved its position in the rankings of the top U.S. law schools, and for the first time was rated in the top ten in environmental law, according to data compiled by U.S. News & World Report and presented in the 2016 “Best Law Schools” list.
uofu_medallion_red100 Utah Board of Regents Grants Permanent Approval to the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences – November 2015 – The move positions the center at the University of Utah to offer permanent resources and academic support on issues tied to improving the law as it relates to the rapidly evolving areas of health policy, the life sciences, biotechnology, bioethics and the medical and technological arts, in order to help overcome critical health care challenges.
2015-American-College-of-Bankruptcy_735px_wjr4im College of Law Business Bankruptcy Team Takes First in Competition – On Saturday, February 6, 2015, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s team of Josh Campbell and Keith Mayer won first place overall in the American College of Bankruptcy Law Meet at USC.
Ulaw_100 copy College of Law Launches Community Legal Clinic – The College of Law is pleased to announce the launch of the Community Legal Clinic, or CLC. The CLC takes place monthly and is located at LDS Welfare Square, 751 W. 700 South, in Salt Lake City. The CLC focuses on providing help in the areas of immigration and family law.
National-Jurist-Cover-March-2015 College of Law Recognized For Clinical Excellence, Low Student Debt – College of Law Climbs in U.S. News Rankings; Earns an A Rating in List of 50 Best Schools for Practical Training; Students Incur 3rd Lowest Average Debt Level among US News’ Top 50 Schools.
Ulaw_100 copy Student Team Wins Award for Best Brief at National Energy Law & Sustainability Moot Court Competition – The Stegner Center’s student team of Ashley Walker and Zacchary Sayer performed superbly at the National Energy Law & Sustainability Moot Court Competition, adding another success to the College of Law’s growing reputation as a serious contender at the environmental moot court competitions.
220px-Wallace_Stegner The Wallace Stegner Center Celebrates its 20th Anniversary – Twenty years ago, in a leap of faith and conviction, the College of Law launched the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment. “Although the College of Law already had established a significant reputation in natural resources, energy and environmental law,” noted Dean Bob Adler, “the establishment and phenomenal subsequent success of the Stegner Center propelled us to a national leadership position in this critical field of law.”
school to prison pipeline Public Policy Clinic Receives Wide Attention for School-to-Prison Pipeline – In Utah, the imposition of harsh school discipline begins in elementary school; students with disabilities are twice as likely to be disciplined as non-disabled students; and students of color are disciplined one and a half to three and a half times more often than expected. Read about the clinic’s policy recommendations.
Block-U-3D-logo-1 Three College of Law Faculty Retire

Bonnie Mitchell After 28 Years
John Martinez After 31 Years
Linda Stephenson After 29 Years