Dean Adler publishes op-ed titled, “Utah judiciary’s lack of diversity will not correct itself”

S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Bob Adler published an op-ed in the April 30, 2016 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Utah judiciary’s lack of diversity will not correct itself.” The current composition of Utah’s judiciary is disproportionately white and male. Utah’s population is nearly half female (49.7 percent as of April 2014), […]

SJQ rated a top school for practical training by National Jurist

The S.J. Quinney College of Law was once again rated as one of the top law schools in the nation for practical training by The National Jurist magazine. The College of Law earned an “A” grade and was ranked 13th in the nation based on the success of our clinics, simulations, field placements and student competitions. […]

College of Law announces 2016 Alumni Awards

The S.J. Quinney College of Law is pleased to announce the 2016 Alumni Awards. These distinguished attorneys will be honored at the Alumni Dinner on May 3, 2016 at the College of Law. Honorary Alumnus Ralph Mabey Ralph R. Mabey is a Professor of Law at the S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah […]

Cassell to present oral argument on victims rights in murder case of five-year-old victim

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – For Immediate Release from Paul Cassell Today Professor Paul Cassell will present oral argument through the University of Utah Appellate Clinic to the Arizona Court of Appeals in a crime victims’ rights case.   Cassell will represent Kris Eberle, whose five-year-old son Josh Eberle-Martinson was (according to criminal charges filed) murdered by […]

Dean Adler’s Post-Race Blog

The Zion 100 (or 84) and the 100/100 Initiave  After the series of training blogs recording my training progress toward my goal of completing the Zion 100 in support of the College of Law’s 100-100 initiative, I thought I was finished with running blogs. But College of Law staff convinced me to add one post-race […]

Water law Down Under

  Robin Craig, a professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, spent part of the semester as a visiting professor at the University of Tasmania School of Law in Hobart, where she taught a course on comparative water law and research resilience and climate change adaptation issues. She’s recently returned to the U with […]

Nobel Laureate visits University of Utah to discuss ethics

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen will deliver the lecture “Ethics and Economics of Global Justice” at the Libby Gardner Hall on the University of Utah campus at noon on April 22, 2016. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of […]

Lee Warthen retires after 30 years at College of Law

At more than three decades at the Faust/Quinney Law Library, Law Librarian and Adjunct Professor Lee Warthen will retire at the end of Spring Semester. Among his many contributions to the College, Warthen planned the library move and reorganization in the new building.  In 2014, he received the WestPac Distinguished Member Award from the Western […]

Alumni Highlight: April Alumna Kate Kendell

Kathryn Dean Kendell (“Kate”) ’88, has spent the majority of her legal career working tirelessly to achieve full justice and dignity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people and their families.   Kate’s initial focus upon graduation was to use her legal skills to ensure equal protection of the laws for all citizens.  She engaged in […]

Cassell and top prosecutors advocate sentencing and corrections reform

On Friday, April 8, 2016, S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell presented minimum mandatory sentencing reform ideas to U.S. Senate staff. ### Press Release from U.S. Justice Action Network Top Prosecutors Advocate Sentencing and Corrections Reform as Good Conservative Policy Washington D.C. – Today, the U.S. Justice Action Network with partner organizations Right […]