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 […]

‘Grateful and Honored’: 2L Fierro Interacts with Justice Sotomayor at U Event

2L Jasmine Fierro writes about her experience with Justice Sotomayor. I had the opportunity to attend a pre-law and law student meeting with United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the Spencer Fox Eccles Building on Wednesday, January 28th. Justice Sotomayor began by giving pre-law students advice including to talk to law students and […]

Schwendiman to Discuss Afghanistan Reconstruction in February 11 College of Law Lecture

On February 11, 2015, David Schwendiman, a 1976 graduate of the University of Utah College of Law, will discuss his work in Afghanistan in a lecture, “Establishing the Rule of Law in Afghanistan.” The 5:30 p.m. event, to be held in the Sutherland Moot Courtroom at the U of U S.J. Quinney College of Law, […]

‘A Lot of Positive Experiences’: 2L Walsh Describes her Involvement in Public Policy Clinic

Vanessa Walsh, a 2L, came to the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law after a career in the financial industry where she planned and managed the operating budget for the customer service division of a national credit card company. After the death of her parents and a failed attempt at early retirement, she […]

Federal Lands Takeover Would Harm the Public

Press release dated January 27, 2015 – 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 “The Transfer of Public Lands Movement: Taking the ‘Public’ Out of Public Lands.” The White Paper discusses Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands […]

In New Article, Professor Heiny Describes Value of Out-of-Classroom Experiences

In a new Student Lawyer article, Louisa Heiny, an adjunct professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, discusses why she requires the judicial interns who take her judicial process class to attend five different court hearings. From observing the importance of professionalism before the bench, to being introduced to new practice […]

3L Smurthwaite Publishes Articles in Diplomatic Courier Reflecting on his Experiences Interning in China

Last summer, Alan Smurthwaite, a 3L at the University of Utah S.J. College of Law, completed an international law internship in China through the Utah-Qinghai EcoPartnership. Upon returning to Utah, he published two co-authored articles, “Improving Water Quality in Qinghai Province” and “Open Innovation and IP Trends in China: Insights on the Utah Qinghai EcoPartnership,” […]

Schwendiman, ’76, Nominated Chief Prosecutor of the EU’s Special Investigative Task Force

David Schwendiman, a 1976 University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law graduate, has been nominated Chief Prosecutor for the European Union Special Investigative Task Force (SITF). He takes over from Clint Williamson, who was the SITF Chief Prosecutor from October 2011 until August 2014. Schwendiman brings a wealth of professional and academic experience in […]

Cassell: “Why Michael Brown’s best friend’s story isn’t credible”

On December 2, 2014, the Washington Post published a blog post by S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell titled, “Why Michael Brown’s best friend’s story isn’t credible.” “Officer Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, so Brown never had the chance to tell his side of what happened. But standing next to Brown for much […]