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 […]

Breaking the school-to-prison pipeline at forefront of student-led symposium

Researchers, educators, social workers, court personnel, students and community members will meet at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law on Feb.11 for a symposium designed to discuss how to reverse Utah’s troubling school- to-prison pipeline trend. The second annual ‘Breaking the Pipeline’ symposium on Feb.11 will explore how recent and upcoming legislative […]

College of Law announces new chaired professor appointments

Six professors at the S.J. Quinney College of Law have been named to new chaired professor appointment s, a result of their excellence in teaching, research and service. The positions were announced at a public reception and ceremony on Jan.12 at the law school. The new chairs are: —Professor Erika George as the Samuel D. […]

Does Nevada hold the key to future policy decisions on solar power?

It’s cheaper than ever before for people in the U.S. to install rooftop solar panels as an energy source.  With the trend continuing to gain traction, states have started revisiting the laws they use to promote rooftop solar—so-called ‘net metering’ policies.  An analysis by Lincoln L. Davies, associate dean for academic affairs and a professor […]

A life in law, a love of giving back to others

December alumni spotlight: Brent Johnson As a teenager, Brent Johnson knew he wanted to find a career that would one day be about more than simply making money. Johnson, who graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1989, realized the legal field might be a good fit after becoming a reformed writing student […]

U law student selected for Stanford conference, will take on research related to improving diversity on corporate boards

Rachael Motzkus was an undergraduate at the University of Utah undecided about what she wanted to do with her future when the idea of law school presented itself to her. “I was registering for my first semester of classes at the U when a woman walked into the room and asked if anyone was interested […]

Precision medicine symposium covered by Genome Web, The Salt Lake Tribune

Several media outlets covered issues discussed at Frontiers in Precision Medicine II: Cancer, Big Data and the Public,  held on Dec.1-2 at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. The unique symposium gathered national experts in genetics, medicine, bioinformatics, intellectual property, regulatory science, health economics and bioethics to examine the major scientific legal, economic […]

U law team urges Utah State Legislature to improve enforcement of Mobile Home Park Residency Act

By Linda F. Smith A team from the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law has issued a report and recommendations to a legislative subcommittee regarding the Mobile Home Park Residency Act and a helpline the team has operated for the past 14 months.  The report recommends disbanding the helpline and establishing legal […]

November Alumna Spotlight: Patricia Frobes

At a time when law school classes consisted of few women, Patricia Frobes set herself apart from the pack. Frobes was among the top of her class when she graduated from the University of Utah College of Law in 1978. She went on to become the first woman to lead a practice area and serve […]

Donation from Kirton/McConkie sends law students to national bankruptcy negotiation competition

A donation from Salt Lake City law firm Kirton/McConkie will help University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law students advance their skills through participation in the LawMeet Bankruptcy Negotiation Competition. The competition brings teams from around the country together to negotiate solutions to simulated real-world business problems.  Teams may be required in one round […]