Achtenberg to Deliver 2015 College of Law Commencement Address

(March 16, 2015) —Roberta Achtenberg, a 1975 University of Utah College of Law graduate who President Obama appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2011, will be the commencement speaker at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on May 15. Achtenberg is a civil rights attorney with more than 30 years of senior-level […]

Cecilia Romero Named HNBA’s 2015 Top Lawyers Under 40

SALT LAKE CITY (March 20, 2015) – Cecilia Romero Partner of Holland & Hart LLP and 2002 S.J. Quinney College of Law graduate, has been chosen by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) as one of the recipients of its 2015 “Top Lawyers Under 40” award. This award celebrates ten highly qualified winners from across the country […]

College of Law Recognized For Clinical Excellence, Low Student Debt

College of Law Climbs in U.S. News Rankings; Earns an A Rating in List of 50 Best Schools for Practical Training; Students Incur 3rd Lowest Average Debt Level among US News’ Top 50 Schools When U.S. News & World Report released its rankings of top U.S. law schools in early March, the College of Law climbed […]

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 Climbs Seven Spots in 2016 U.S. News Rankings; Rated 7th Nationally For Environmental Law

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law also Improves in Bar Passage, Student Employment, and Student Quality March 10, 2015 — The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law improved its position in the rankings of the top U.S. law schools, and for the first time was rated in the top ten in […]

Richards, Teter Win University Teaching Awards

Richards, Teter Win U Teaching Awards University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professors Bill Richards and Michael Teter have each been recognized by the University of Utah for their teaching skills. Richards, a clinical professor at the College of Law since 1996, was awarded the University Distinguished Teaching Award for 2015. He will […]

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, […]