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Chiang Interviewed on School Discipline

Professor Emily Chiang was interviewed on the KNRS Rod Arquette Show December 1, 2014. The interview focused on school discipline and Utah’s School-to-Prison Pipeline. Listen to the complete interview here »

Chiang Featured in Deseret News Article about Prevalence of Discipline among Minority Students in Utah Schools

Emily Chiang, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was featured in a November 29, 2014, Deseret News article, “Why is my child punished? Finding solutions to uneven discipline in Utah schools.” Students in Chiang’s Public Policy Clinic used recently released U.S. Department of Education data to examine […]

Chiang to Present Paper at Loyola, Rocky Mountain Junior Scholars Conference

On November 7, 2014, Emily Chiang will participate in the Loyola Constitutional Law Colloquium, where she will present her paper titled Reviving the Declaratory Judgment; A New Path to Structural Reform. She also will present the same paper later in the month at the Rocky Mountain Junior Scholars Conference. Additionally, the paper was recently accepted […]

Research Conducted by College of Law Clinical Students Cited in Des News Op-Ed

Research conducted by students in Emily Chiang’s Public Policy Clinic is cited in a Deseret News editorial, “Dropouts face high risk of personal, social problems.” “New research by the University of Utah underscores the importance of policies in the public education system aimed at helping at-risk students avoid dropping out before they get a high school […]

Chiang Interviewed by Fox13 About At-Risk Children

Professor Emily Chiang was interviewed October 10, 2014 about at-risk youth in Utah’s school system. As part of the College of Law’s Public Policy Clinic, Chiang and law students published the report, From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: Utah’s School-to-Prison Pipeline. “Because most of the studies show that when you discipline students and you don’t address the […]

From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: The School-to-Prison Pipeline in Utah

Salt Lake City – UT, In the first report of its kind in the state, students at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law used recently released U.S. Department of Education data to examine school discipline rates in Utah. Their findings indicate that Utah students are being disciplined in extraordinarily high numbers starting […]

Chiang Participates in SL Trib Roundtable About SCOTUS Refusal to Consider Same-Sex Marriage

On October 6, 2014, Emily Chiang participated in a Salt Lake Tribune TribTalk Roundtable about the United States Supreme Court’s decision not to hear appeals from five states, including Utah, about same-sex marriage bans. To access the TribTalk roundtable, click here.

Public Policy Clinic Students Publish Salt Lake Tribune and Spanish Language Op-Eds

On October 20, four students in Professor Emily Chiang’s Public Policy Clinic, Trace Downey, Mary Milner, Maureen Minson and Christopher Pieper, published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune. Their editorial, “Don’t Suspend kids for behavior; it makes them drop out,” focuses on the “overuse of discipline in schools” a practice that the authors argue […]

Law Review Symposium: Governing the United States in 2020

S.J.Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom The United States government seems to be in a continual state of dysfunction. Gridlock grips Congress, the Executive Branch fills in the void of congressional lawmaking by acting unilaterally, the judiciary struggles with whether and how to involve itself in this state of affairs, and the States and […]

Chiang Interviewed by KSL TV on Bill Targeting Religious Freedom in Utah

On October 15, Emily Chiang, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed by KSL 5 News about a bill being drafted by State Sen. Todd Weiler.  In the interview, Weiler explained that the proposed legislation, the “Student Religious Liberties Act,” is designed to protect students and […]