The 3rd Annual Breaking the Pipeline Symposium

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Level 6 The S.J. Quinney College of Law will be hosting the 3rd Annual “Breaking the Pipeline Symposium” on Saturday, March 31st, 2018. This event will bring together public school teachers and administrators, social workers, juvenile justice practitioners, legal practitioners, lawmakers, and University of Utah students to learn […]

Public Policy Clinic law students write op-ed on Utah’s kangaroo court

Five students from the Public Policy Clinic at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law submitted an op-ed to the Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Kids suffer from Utah’s kangaroo court.” Read the op-ed here » This letter was written by students enrolled in the Public Policy Clinic at the S.J. Quinney College of […]

2016 grad Walsh quoted by U. S. Commission on Civil Rights

Recent S.J. Quinney College of Law graduate Vanessa Walsh was quoted by the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights for her work with the Public Policy Clinic and the School-to-Prison Pipeline. The Oklahoma Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a report following a series of panel discussions on school discipline policies and […]

Public Policy Clinic work cited in Deseret News op-ed

The work of the Public Policy Clinic on the School-to-Prison Pipline is cited in a May 5, 2016 op-ed in the Deseret News titled, “My view: The Youth PROMISE Act shifts focus to proactive.” At a middle school in Utah, two Native American boys were caught drinking cans of Dr. Pepper they took without permission […]

3L Walsh publishes op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune

S.J. Quinney College of Law 3L Vanessa Walsh published an op-ed in the March 19, 2016 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune. Titled, “American Indian students deserve better from Utah schools,”  the opinion follows up on the School-to-Prison Pipeline research conducted by Walsh and the Public Policy Clinic. In Utah, Native American students are expelled, referred […]

3Ls Walsh and Peña discuss school-to-prison pipeline on Utah Public Radio

On Thursday, February 4, 2016,  Access Utah on Utah Public Radio examined the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Guests include Rep. Sandra Hollins, D-Salt Lake City, who is planning to introduce a bill to address the problem in this legislative session; University of Utah law school student Vanessa Walsh, who is one of the authors of the Public Policy […]

Social Justice Student Initiative event, Breaking the Pipeline, highlighted in Deseret News

S.J. Quinney College of Law student of the Public Policy Clinic and the Social Justice Student Initiative hosted an event on January 30, 2016 titled, “Breaking the Pipeline.” The event was a followup the report, “From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: The School-to-Prison Pipeline in Utah.” “Studies show that suspension and expulsion rates are closely correlated with dropout […]

Dismantling school-to-prison pipeline at forefront of U symposium organized by law students

‘Breaking the Pipeline’ on Jan.30 features speakers including Rep. Sandra Hollins, D-Salt Lake City, who plans to introduce legislation aimed at addressing the school-to-prison pipeline in Utah Schools.

Students’ Work on School to Prison Pipeline Continues to Draw Media

3L Dan Goaslind published an an op-ed in the Deseret News titled, “My view: Have we crippled our kids with a school to prison pipeline?” Goaslind’s editorial focuses on excessive and inconsistent school discipline in Utah. Kids who drop out of school are 3.5 times more likely to be arrested in adulthood. A shocking 80 […]

Walsh Speaks on School-to-Prison Pipeline

In July, Rising 3L Vanessa Walsh spoke on the school-to-prison pipeline (STPP) and its impact on Native American students in Utah at the Governor’s Native American Summit. The Summit began in 2005 as a way of facilitating a discussion between state government, business and tribal leaders to address and develop solutions to various challenges that […]