S.J. Quinney College of Law welcomes Class of 2020

As law schools across the country welcome students with another academic year now underway, the 92 new arrivals that make-up the Class of 2020 at the S.J. Quinney College of Law participated in one of the first milestones in their legal training from a notable source: Judge Scott M. Matheson Jr. of the U.S. Court of […]

VanCott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy gift brings slice of history to law school

The black-and-white photo shows a downtown Salt Lake City street bustling in 1899 with celebration: Women with parasols and long trumpet-like skirts and men sporting bowlers and straw boaters. The slice of history documented in the photo includes a caption to mark the occasion — hundreds gathered for a parade to mark the homecoming of […]

ALUMNI: Meet attorneys Shannon Sperry and Paul Goodrich Jr.

Like many graduates of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Shannon Sperry and Paul Goodrich Jr. left law school with a solid foundation to embark upon legal careers that today have led them to both hold challenging and rewarding jobs in the Seattle area. But the two also found something else in […]

Law student Taylor Webb named recipient of the inaugural Glenn C. and Bruhneild R.Hanni Scholarship

Taylor Webb grew up in a family whose career backgrounds were predominately geared toward the medical field, but the Las Vegas native always felt more at home in a courtroom setting. She participated in mock trial while in high school in Nevada and when the time came to choose a college, moving to neighboring state […]

Davies explores energy policy under Trump administration in speaking tour

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Lincoln Davies recently traveled to Australia to deliver a series of speeches in different cities on energy policy under President Donald Trump. Davies traveled to Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, and Sydney at the invitation of the Australian Institute of Energy.  During the speaking tour, Davies, who […]

Meet new Student Bar Association President Hannah Abigail Brammer

With the start of a new academic year only weeks away, several leaders are taking the helm of student organizations to kick off a fresh slate of activities. Hannah Abigail Brammer is one of the new student leaders on campus. Brammer, who is starting her third year of law school, will serve as president of […]

Meet disability law attorney Dianna Cannon

Dianna Cannon applied to law school as a back-up plan. After finishing her undergraduate degree, Cannon longed to go to graduate school for art history in 1989. High tuition for the program she was interested in at the time stopped her. Her plan-B, however, quickly elevated into what she realized should have been her plan-A […]

Leslie and John Francis co-author new book on privacy

Husband and wife team —who are both University of Utah professors —explore understanding privacy in a complex and changing online world.

New at the U: Meet Professor Matthew Tokson

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law welcomed two new professors on July 1. Professors Matthew J. Tokson and Young Ran (Christine) Kim will bring new expertise to the law school’s outstanding faculty. Tokson moved to Utah after most recently working as an assistant professor at the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern […]

New research by Cassell explores law enforcement’s ability to solve crimes 50 years after Miranda vs. Arizona

Fifty years after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a historic decision in Miranda vs. Arizona — which determined that criminal suspects must be informed of their constitutional right to an attorney prior to police questioning — a pair of University of Utah researchers have found in a new analysis that the 1966 ruling today harms law […]