Capone, ’15, Wins Award in Endangered Species Writing Competition

Mark Capone, ‘15, recently took third place in the ABA,  Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Endangered Species writing competition. In the interview below, he describes the topic of his paper, relates how he first heard about the competition, and encourages other students to enter similar competitions. Q: How did you first learn about the competition? A: […]

2L Green Awarded RMMLF Scholarship, Places 2nd in ABA SEER Writing Competition

In May 2015, 2L Jonathon Green was awarded a $9,000 Joe Rudd scholarship from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. He was also informed that he placed 2nd in the ABA SEER Endangered Species Act writing competition for his paper, “On the Cusp of Disaster: The King’s Tale of the Effects of Bycatch in the […]

2L Mareschal Wins Award in 2014-15 American Indian Law Review Student Writing Competition

Alexa Mareschal, a 2L, won second place in the 2014-2015 American Indian Law Review law student writing competition for a paper she wrote for Professor Robin Craig’s Ocean and Coastal Law class. The paper is entitled, “Native Title and Rights to Marine Environments: A Comparative Analysis of New Zealand, Canada, and the United States.” In […]

Teams Advance in Traynor Moot Court Competition

A total of 36 students on 18 teams participated in the first two rounds of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Traynor Moot Court Competition. Each team submitted an appellate brief and on Saturday, Febrary 28, all 36 students presented two oral arguments before panels of volunteer judges. As competition organizer Troy […]

College of Law Moot Court Team Excels in Competition, Scores 17th Best Brief Among 121 Teams

At the National Moot Court Competition, held February 9-12, 2015, in New York City, the College of Law team of Clay Hardman, Matthew Church and Christopher Bond drafted a brief that ranked 17th in the nation among the 121 teams that participated in the competition.  In the oral arguments, the team also competed strongly, losing […]

College of Law Business Bankruptcy Team Takes First in Competition

On Saturday, February 6, 2015, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s team of Josh Campbell and Keith Mayer won first place overall in the American College of Bankruptcy Law Meet at USC. The College of Law team competed against 11 schools in this business bankruptcy negotiation competition. In addition to USC and […]

Moot Court Teams Excel at Regional Competition in Phoenix

At the Regional Moot Court Competition held November 8, 2014, in Phoenix, both teams from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law advanced to the semi-final rounds, and one, the team of Clay Hardman, Matthew Church and Christopher Bond, will proceed to the National Finals in New York City. Four schools participated in […]

Negotiation Teams Excel at ABA Regional Competition

On November 7-8, 2014, four students from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law participated in the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition in Seattle, Washington. The students competed in two teams, consisting of:  Brett Hastings and Jason Dutson; and Kayla Quam and Nicholas Hughes. The Utah teams performed extraordinarily well, placing fourth and eighth overall, respectively, […]

3L Monson a Finalist in Judge John R. Brown–Brown Sims 2014 Legal Writing Competition

Smitty Monson, a 3L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, is a finalist in the Judge John R. Brown–Brown Sims 2014 Legal Writing Competition for a paper he wrote in Professor Robin Craig’s Spring 2014 Water Law class. “I am very excited and want to thank Professor Craig for her help and […]

College’s Advocacy in Mediation Team Participates in Regional Competition

The S.J. Quinney College of Law’s 2014 ABA Advocacy in Mediation Competition Team members (from left to right: Logan Daniels, Hillary Pavia, Blake Johnson, and Thomas Parkin) competed March 1-2 in a regional competition at the University of Houston. The Team’s coach, Professor Jim Holbrook, said, “Our team members demonstrated sophisticated negotiation strategies and skills they […]