Promoting Art Through Justice: Meet Artist Edgar Arceneaux

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will host a “Meet the Artist” event as part of U’s Black History Month with Los Angeles-based Edgar Arceneaux, a rising star in the art world who will create a new sculpture at the law school to represent Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic quote, “The arc […]

Grow recipient of new Public Citizenship Fellowship

West Virginia native Matthew Grow had planned to stay on the East Coast to attend law school, but he was drawn to the University of Utah based on the school’s reputation for collaboration and small class sizes. Grow’s legal education is taking an interesting turn this year, as he is the law school’s inaugural recipient […]

New research explores impact of broadening CRISPR patents

New research published by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor Jorge Contreras in the journal Science proposes that universities currently holding CRISPR patents open their licenses to broader segments of the biopharma industry —a change that could potentially lead to important discoveries for human health and medicine.   “Because the potential for […]

Inaugural Lightspark Media Summit unites U alums with passion for entertainment law

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is partnering with the Utah-based Lightspark Foundation to host the inaugural Lightspark Media Summit on March 3. The day-long symposium aims to bring together fellow digital artists, musicians, directors, producers, actors, business people, students and attorneys to explore emerging trends in the film, TV and music […]

U alum Skyler Anderson shares story of deportation battle with law students

For two years, Constantine Golicov sat in a Utah County Jail, facing the possibility of deportation to Moldova —a country he’d left as a 15-year-old in 2001 to start a new life in the U.S. with his family in Utah.  His crime? He’d been placed in deportation proceedings in 2012 after a third-degree felony conviction […]

U law professors submit amicus curiae briefs in State of Washington v. Trump case

The S.J. Quinney College of Law has arranged to live stream the Ninth Circuit oral argument in State of Washington v. Trump into the  law school’s moot courtroom on Feb.7, beginning at 4 p.m. MST. This is an unusual argument in that advocates will be participating via telephone, but at a minimum, audio will be available for the entire […]

Starting a new chapter in alumni relations

Lou Cisz arrived at the University of Utah in 1986 at a time when the market was hungry for law students to join the ranks at large law firms across the country. He fell in love with bankruptcy law during a summer internship at Richards, Brandt, Miller and Nelson, finding himself in the courtroom on […]

Sundance, philosophy and the law: S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Leslie Francis will bring academic perspective to film festival

There’s a new correspondent reporting live from the Sundance Film Festival this year. Leslie Francis, a professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will be reporting from the festival from the lens of her academic expertise in law and philosophy. She’ll attend about 25 films at the festival from Jan.19-29, where […]

Attorney Barry Scheck to headline 2017 Tanner Lecture on Human Values

HUMAN VALUES & THE INNOCENCE PROJECT by BARRY SCHECK | Attorney, Co-Founder of The Innocence Project February 08, 2017  7 PM S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom (Floor 6) University of Utah (map) Open to the public | Seating is limited Barry Scheck is an attorney, DNA expert, and co-founder of The Innocence Project. He […]

January Alumni Spotlight: Truman Hunt

  When Truman Hunt arrived on the campus of the University of Utah Law School in 1983, he felt out of his league. “I’m pretty sure I was the last person admitted to my law school class,” said Hunt, who after graduating from the U. in 1986 went on to climb the corporate ranks at […]