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 […]

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 […]

College of Law Announces Launch of 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. Students from the College […]

Smith and 2L Van Zile Volunteer Weekly to Help Pro Se Family Law Litigants

Professor Linda Smith and second-year law student Blake Van Zile volunteer each Tuesday at the Pro Se Family Law calendar to help resolve motions for parties who are unrepresented in divorce, parentage and similar family law cases. The Pro Se Family Law calendar is a signature project of the Utah State Bar’s Pro Bono Program, […]

‘Pro Bono Works Keeps Me Grounded’: 3L Scarber Describes Experiences at October 20 Event

At the Celebrate Pro Bono Event on October 20, Pro Bono Law Student Award recipient Bill Scarber, a 3L, said that providing volunteer legal service to the underrepresented reminded him of why he was attracted to law school in the first place. “I love pro bono work because it keeps me grounded,” he detailed. “It […]

Utah Celebrates Pro Bono 2014

Monday, October 20th, 2014:  Utah Celebrates Pro Bono 12:15 – 1:30 p.m., Sutherland Moot Courtroom Rod Snow is shareholder and President of Clyde Snow and Sessions. During his tenure as president of the Utah State Bar from 2011-2012, he worked on the advancement of pro bono services throughout the state. As part of his white-collar […]

Former Bar President Snow to Celebrate Pro Bono Service at College of Law on Oct. 20

Beginning Monday, October 20, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will kick off Utah Celebrates Pro Bono 2015, an annual event designed to highlight the importance of pro bono service. Utah Celebrates Pro Bono begins at 12:15 p.m. in the College of Law’s Sutherland Moot Courtroom. Featured speaker Rod Snow is shareholder […]

Spruance Wins Utah State Bar’s 2014 Liberty Bell Award

On May 1, JoLynn Spruance, Director of the Pro Bono Initiative at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, won the Utah State Bar’s Liberty Bell Award, a recognition given by the Young Lawyers Division of the Bar to a non-lawyer for encouraging a greater respect for law and the courts, stimulating a […]