Stegner Center Releases Legal Analysis of Utah’s Efforts to Control Federal Public Lands

October 29, 2014 — The Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources & the Environment at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law today released a White Paper titled “A Legal Analysis of the Transfer of Public Lands Movement.” The White Paper discusses Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act, or TPLA, which demands that […]

UMBA Banquet Celebrating Accomplishments Honors U Law Graduates

On September 25, the Utah Minority Bar Association (UMBA) held its annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet at the Natural History Museum of Utah. A capacity crowd of 250 celebrated the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Achievements of Utah’s Minority Attorneys. The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law was well represented at the […]

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 […]

From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: The School-to-Prison Pipeline in Utah

Salt Lake City – UT, In the first report of its kind in the state, students at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law used recently released U.S. Department of Education data to examine school discipline rates in Utah. Their findings indicate that Utah students are being disciplined in extraordinarily high numbers starting […]

George Participates in United Nations Human Rights Discussion in Geneva

On September 23-24, 2014, Erika George, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Global Justice, participated in a United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expert meeting about remedies for corporate involvement in gross human rights abuses. The meeting was based […]

College of Law Scores an A- in PreLaw Magazine’s Best Values Rankings

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law scored an A- in PreLaw magazine’s new ranking of the 53 Best Value Law Schools. To be considered, a school must have an average debt of less than $106,000 [$115,000 for private schools]; employment greater than 69.5%; and a bar passage rate greater than 75%, and […]

Nelson, ’92, Sworn In as Chair of ABA’s Family Law Section

Lori W. Nelson, ’92, was recently sworn in as the incoming chair of the American Bar Association Family Law Section. In this role, she will oversee the association’s governing body and more than 10,000 lawyers, associates and student members throughout the world. She is a member of the Collaborative Family Lawyers of Utah, and has […]

Rosier, ’98, to Return as Executive Director of Indian Legal Program at ASU Law School

Kathlene “Kate” Rosier, ’98, is returning as the executive director of the Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Rosier, who left ASU in 2011 to become the assistant general counsel for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, served as the Indian Legal Program’s director for 11 years. […]

3L Hosman Selected as Carnegie Council Ethics Fellow

3L Justin Hosman has been selected as the Carnegie Council Ethics Fellow for the Future for the year 2014-15. He was nominated by Deen Chatterjee, Senior Fellow at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and a Global Ethics Fellow of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York City. This appointment […]

College of Law Announces Award, Fellowship and Scholarship Recipients

September 23, 2014 — The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law has announced its list of award, fellowship and scholarship recipients for the Classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015.   Deans Award Stephen Dent `14 Alexandrea Nelson `15 Jeremy Brodis `16   Faculty Award Bret Evans `14 Larissa Lee `15 Zach Williams `16 […]