ALUMNI: Meet Nicole Salazar-Hall

Nicole Salazar-Hall has embarked on a diverse career path since graduating from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2010. Currently, she practices civil litigation at Salt Lake City-based Parsons, Behle & Latimer with a focus on domestic law, representing individuals in domestic cases, juvenile court child welfare cases and actions challenging DCFS agency findings. […]

STUDENTS: Lauren Brown-Hulme advocates for prisoners’ rights

As an undergraduate journalism student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lauren Brown-Hulme tackled some tough topics for the school newspaper. She wrote several articles about issues within Nebraska prisons: overcrowding, understaffing, the lack of an effective reentry programming, and more. Reporting on issues like these gave Brown-Hulme a strong desire to take on an advocacy […]

Baughman named Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development at College of Law

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner has appointed Shima Baradaran Baughman as Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development. “Shima is an exceptional scholar with great vision.  I am very excited for her leadership moving forward,” said Kronk Warner. Baughman is a professor of criminal law. She is a […]

College of Law partners with Harvard to offer new online orientation modules

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law  has entered a new partnership with Harvard Law School to offer incoming  students a series of online orientation modules called Zero-L. Made up of about a dozen hours of video lectures and comprehension checks, Zero-L will provide incoming students with an overview of key features of […]

Andersen Jones discusses free speech at International Association of Constitutional Law conference

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor RonNell Andersen Jones spoke about trends in the U.S. Supreme Court’s characterizations of the press at “Free Speech in the 21st Century,” a virtual conference organized by the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) on July 3 and 4. The event featured leading constitutional experts from […]

U Law students reactivate National Lawyers Guild chapter to support Black Lives Matter movement

Like thousands of people across the world, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law student Matthew Nepute was spurred to action while trying to comprehend the horrific video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on George Floyd’s neck. With emotions running high and clashes between police and protesters making headlines nightly in response to […]

College of Law, along with University of Utah, supports #Academics4BlackLives

The University of Utah is proud to join Academics for Black Survival and Wellness Week‚ a “weeklong personal and professional development initiative for academics to honor the toll of racial trauma on Black people, resist anti-Blackness and white supremacy, and facilitate accountability and collective action.” U leaders acknowledge the deep anger and hurt many students, […]

Statement from College of Law administrators in support of Black Lives Matter

Dear S.J. Quinney College of Law community: We are writing to acknowledge the profound moment we find ourselves in. If you are like us, you may be struggling to manage feelings of grief, anger, and impotence that have arisen in response to the events of the last several weeks. After experiencing a sense of foreboding […]

New endowed scholarship celebrates legacy of I.J. Wagner

A new endowed scholarship at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will open up the door for law students to pursue their dreams of becoming an attorney. The I.J. Wagner Endowed Scholarship is named in honor of notable businessman, philanthropist and community leader I.J. “Izzi” Wagner, who died in 2005. The $625,000 […]

STUDENTS: Helping immigrants in need at the border

Scenes from immigrant detention centers at the border of the U.S. and Mexico hit home for Amitay Flores. Children separated from their parents and crammed in tight cells, sometimes sleeping on cement floors. Unsanitary conditions that don’t permit a clean place to change a diaper or wash a bottle. Cold temperatures that leave those locked […]