Utah Air National Guard Base Renamed After Brig. Gen. Roland Wright, ’58

In November 2014, the Utah Air National Guard Base was renamed after Brig. Gen. Roland Wright, a 1958 graduate of the University of Utah College of Law who practiced law in the Salt Lake City area for more than 30 years. Wright, whose distinguished military career spanned three decades, flew 200 combat hours with the 357th Fighter […]

Moot Court Teams Excel at Regional Competition in Phoenix

At the Regional Moot Court Competition held November 8, 2014, in Phoenix, both teams from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law advanced to the semi-final rounds, and one, the team of Clay Hardman, Matthew Church and Christopher Bond, will proceed to the National Finals in New York City. Four schools participated in […]

’67 Alumni Judge Raymond Uno Awarded Japan Imperial Decoration

From the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver: Japan Imperial Decoration The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette conferred upon Judge Raymond S. Uno, Former President of National Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) The Consulate-General of Japan in Denver is pleased to announce that Judge Raymond S. Uno, a former National President of […]

Negotiation Teams Excel at ABA Regional Competition

On November 7-8, 2014, four students from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law participated in the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition in Seattle, Washington. The students competed in two teams, consisting of:  Brett Hastings and Jason Dutson; and Kayla Quam and Nicholas Hughes. The Utah teams performed extraordinarily well, placing fourth and eighth overall, respectively, […]

Straube Praises Daggett County Land-Use Accord in Deseret News Op-Ed

In a November 9, 2014 Deseret News op-ed, Michele Straube, Director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program at the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, stresses the importance of dialogue in resolving land-use issues. To support her argument, Straube uses the example of a […]

3L Morrison Drafts Model Legislation for Iraqi Compliance with the UN Convention Against Torture

Jess Morrison, a 3L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, recently crafted model legislation that could be used by the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights to bring Iraq into compliance with its obligations under the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (commonly known as the […]

‘Pro Bono Works Keeps Me Grounded’: 3L Scarber Describes Experiences at October 20 Event

At the Celebrate Pro Bono Event on October 20, Pro Bono Law Student Award recipient Bill Scarber, a 3L, said that providing volunteer legal service to the underrepresented reminded him of why he was attracted to law school in the first place. “I love pro bono work because it keeps me grounded,” he detailed. “It […]

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 […]