College of Law Announces Launch of Community Legal Clinic

The College of Law is pleased to announce the launch of the Community Legal Clinic, or CLC. The CLC takes place monthly and is located at LDS Welfare Square, 751 W. 700 South, in Salt Lake City. The CLC focuses on providing help in the areas of immigration and family law. Students from the College […]

Craig Elected a Member of American Law Institute

In April, 2015, Robin Craig, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was elected as a member of the American Law Institute (ALI). Craig, one of only 83 new members elected nationally, is joining an elite group of 2,778 ALI members. In the interview below, she details how she became […]

2Ls Pena and Bell to Present on Experiences in Oxford Human Rights Consortium at April 13 Panel

The University of Utah partners with the Oxford Human Rights Consortium to offer a weeklong workshop to a select group of students at the University of Oxford. The Consortium is a partnership between Oxford and several U.S. universities, including the University of Utah, USC, Oregon, and Stanford. Two second-year College of Law students, Nubia Pena and […]

College of Law to Host Annual Alumni Dinner May 14 at Rice-Eccles Stadium

On Thursday, May 14, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will host its annual Alumni Dinner at Rice-Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah campus.   The college will present awards to three alumni and one honorary alumnus. “The alumni dinner is always an enjoyable opportunity for our graduates to catch up with […]

U law students practice taking the helm during a terrorism attack

Twenty-two students enrolled in professor Amos Guiora’s course will participate in three counter-terrorism simulations on April 10. (April 1, 2015) —A bomb explodes at the finish line of a marathon packed with spectators. A troop of armed gunmen storm the offices of a political newspaper, intent on stopping the press by shooting a group of […]

Achtenberg to Deliver 2015 College of Law Commencement Address

(March 16, 2015) —Roberta Achtenberg, a 1975 University of Utah College of Law graduate who President Obama appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2011, will be the commencement speaker at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on May 15. Achtenberg is a civil rights attorney with more than 30 years of senior-level […]

Cecilia Romero Named HNBA’s 2015 Top Lawyers Under 40

SALT LAKE CITY (March 20, 2015) – Cecilia Romero Partner of Holland & Hart LLP and 2002 S.J. Quinney College of Law graduate, has been chosen by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) as one of the recipients of its 2015 “Top Lawyers Under 40” award. This award celebrates ten highly qualified winners from across the country […]

College of Law Recognized For Clinical Excellence, Low Student Debt

College of Law Climbs in U.S. News Rankings; Earns an A Rating in List of 50 Best Schools for Practical Training; Students Incur 3rd Lowest Average Debt Level among US News’ Top 50 Schools When U.S. News & World Report released its rankings of top U.S. law schools in early March, the College of Law climbed […]

Teams Advance in Traynor Moot Court Competition

A total of 36 students on 18 teams participated in the first two rounds of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Traynor Moot Court Competition. Each team submitted an appellate brief and on Saturday, Febrary 28, all 36 students presented two oral arguments before panels of volunteer judges. As competition organizer Troy […]

College of Law Climbs Seven Spots in 2016 U.S. News Rankings; Rated 7th Nationally For Environmental Law

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law also Improves in Bar Passage, Student Employment, and Student Quality March 10, 2015 — The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law improved its position in the rankings of the top U.S. law schools, and for the first time was rated in the top ten in […]