Law school and LDS Charities partner to open new free legal clinic in Sugarhouse

A new free legal clinic sponsored by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in partnership with LDS Charities will provide legal services to underserved communities. The new Community Legal Clinic: Sugarhouse is part of the law school’s pro bono initiative program, a noncredit volunteer program that allows students to build real world […]

Moeinvaziri puts law into practice through college’s Pro Bono Initiative

Each October, the American Bar Association promotes Pro Bono Week —an annual effort to recognize pro bono service in the legal community. The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law this year again will host several events starting on Oct. 24 to encourage a spirit of volunteerism among students and attorneys, and to recognize […]

Class of 2016 sets record for hours of public service and experiential learning

The S.J. Quinney College of Law class of 2016 set a new record for per-capita public service and experiential learning, averaging 122 hours per student, per year. The class earned a total of 44,809 hours of learning-service including Clinical and Pro Bono work over their 1L-3L years. High levels of student participation are a key driver of the College of Law’s rank as […]

Law students’ efforts on behalf of teen defendant mentioned in Salt Lake Tribune

A law professor and team of students from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law who petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take on the case of Robert Cameron Houston were mentioned in The Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday. Professor Michael Teter on Nov. 20 filed a petition for a Writ of Certiorari […]

Pro Bono Clinics featured in Deseret News

The S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Clinics were featured in the March 10, 2016 edition of the Deseret News. The Pro Bono Initiative allows law students practice valuable lawyering skills under the supervision of a practicing attorney, while helping underserved populations in the community. JoLynn Spruance, the director of the university’s Pro Bono Initiative, […]

Teter and Booher ask SCOTUS to take on case of Arkansas teen sentenced to life for role in robbery

University of Utah law professors Michael Teter and Troy Booher this week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the of case Albert Bell, a 16-year-old sentenced in 1996 to life in prison for his participation in an Arkansas robbery. Because his accomplice shot and killed two people, Bell — who was unarmed at the […]

‘An Invaluable Experience’: 2L Moriarty and the Debtor’s Clinic Score a Major Victory

Kendall Moriarty, a 2L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Director of the College’s Debtor’s Clinic, recently scored a major victory on behalf of a Debtor’s Clinic client who, as a result of a misunderstanding and the client’s limited proficiency in English, suffered the loss of his entire life […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law professor and students ask U.S. Supreme Court to take on case of Robert Cameron Houston

A law professor and team of students from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law  are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to take on the case of Robert Cameron Houston, who was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 2006 for killing a youth counselor when he was just […]

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, […]

College of Law Celebrates Pro Bono Week Beginning October 26, 2015

As part of the American Bar Association’s annual effort to recognize pro bono service in the legal community during the last week of October each year, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law has scheduled a full slate of events to encourage a spirit of volunteerism among students and attorneys, and to recognize […]