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Rocky Mountain Innocence Center clears name of man wrongfully convicted of aggravated sexual assault

The Rocky Mountain Innocence Center (RMIC)  has cleared the name of a man wrongfully convicted of aggravated sexual assault more than two decades ago. Utah Third District Court Judge Royal I. Hansen signed an order on Sept. 10 exonerating Christopher Wickham, who spent 15 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Led by […]

Anderson quoted in media about Hinckley Institute of Politics event on death penalty

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jensie Anderson was quoted in the media covering a recent panel at the Hinckley Institute of Politics about the future of the death penalty. Read the full article here.

Anderson to participate in Hinckley Institute of Politics panel on death penalty Oct.17

Law student Taylor Webb named recipient of the inaugural Glenn C. and Bruhneild R.Hanni Scholarship

Taylor Webb grew up in a family whose career backgrounds were predominately geared toward the medical field, but the Las Vegas native always felt more at home in a courtroom setting. She participated in mock trial while in high school in Nevada and when the time came to choose a college, moving to neighboring state […]

From Harm to Healing event features victim in Netflix “Making of a Murderer” case

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jensie Anderson with the Rocky Mountain Innocence Clinic organized an event titled, From Harm to Healing: Addressing the Collateral Damages of Wrongful Convictions. One of the speakers case at the event was featured in the Netflix documentary, “Making of a Murderer.” Read the full story here […]

Arizona man wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death to share story at law school on Nov. 17

Ray Krone had been honorably discharged from the military and worked for the U.S. Postal Service for seven years when on Dec.29, 1991 he became the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a 36-year-old woman found fatally stabbed on the floor of a Phoenix bar. Krone had no prior criminal record and with little […]

Military attorneys sharpen skills through specialized training hosted at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

The U.S. Army selected the S.J. Quinney College of Law to host the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps(JAG) Sexual Assault Trial Advocacy Course (SATAC). The two-week training is designed to better equip prosecutors and defense attorneys to handle complex cases in military court.

Anderson quoted in The Salt Lake Tribune on DNA testing appeal

Professor Jensie Anderson was quoted in a March 31, 2016 story in The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Two convicted Utah killers get another chance to argue for DNA testing.” Adrian Gordon and Jimmy Dean Reinhard are being represented by Anders on and the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center. In separate 4-0 rulings, the high-court justices sent the cases […]

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law hosts “Evidence-Based Decisions for Policy: The Case of Eye-Witness Identification” on Nov. 9.

Jennifer Thompson-Cannino knew she’d identified the man who brutally raped her from a photo lineup in 1984. Then a 22-year-old college student, Thompson-Cannino awoke in her apartment when she heard a noise in her bedroom. Moments later, she was sexually assaulted. During the ordeal, she vowed to survive —and paid attention to her assailant’s features […]

Pro Bono Week Event with Sara Kruzan Draws Media

On October 28, 2015, the Pro Bono Initiative office at the S.J. Quinney College of Law hosted an event title, “Sara Kruzan’s Story: Resilience, Survival, & Pro Bono Advocacy” At the age of 11, Sara Kruzan was forced into a life of drugs, violence, and sexual exploitation. After a decision that changed her life forever, […]