Public Policy Clinic Students Host Community Meeting

April 7, 2015 – Public Policy Clinic students Stephanie Pitcher, Amy Martz, Amy Shewan and Vanessa Walsh, traveled to Montezuma Creek, Utah to host a community meeting.  The goal was to listen to concerns of the Navajo community regarding school disciplinary actions. The meeting was held at the Aneth Chapter house and was attended by school officials, […]

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 […]

Public Policy Clinic Receives U of U Social Justice Award

In April, the College of Law’s Public Policy Clinic received a 2015 University of Utah College of Social Work Moving It Forward Social Justice Award for the clinic’s work to end the school-to-prison pipeline, a set of policies and practices that funnel school children towards the criminal justice system instead of the higher education system. […]

Public Policy Clinic Advances Work to Dismantle School-to-Prison Pipeline in Utah

By Stephanie Pitcher for PublicPolicyClinic.org. The Public Policy Clinic has been forging ahead with several great projects this semester, building on the work from our recently published report and promoting community-wide conversations that would help dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline in Utah. Currently, the Clinic is focusing many of its efforts on outreach to school districts […]

Public Policy Clinic Student Presents at ASU Symposium

On March 27, 2015, Vanessa Walsh `16, a student in the public policy clinic, presented information on school disciplinary data for American Indian students at the STPP in Indian Country symposium held at the Sandra Day O’Conner Law School at Arizona State University. The one-day event brought together individuals to discuss pipeline concerns, experts who […]

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 […]

Deseret News Editorial Cites Work of Public Policy Clinic

A March 6, 2015 editorial in the Deseret News titled, “In our opinion: Closing the ‘discipline gap’ in our schools to keep kids in class” cites the work of the Public Policy Clinic. The publication From Fingerpaints to Fingerprints: School-to-Prison Pipline in Utah, is the work of Professor Emily Chaing’s class, and Jordin Albers, Sean Brian, […]

Public Policy Clinic Data

Use the following link to access the Office of Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) data to look at disciplinary actions by school and district.

‘A Lot of Positive Experiences’: 2L Walsh Describes her Involvement in Public Policy Clinic

Vanessa Walsh, a 2L, came to the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law after a career in the financial industry where she planned and managed the operating budget for the customer service division of a national credit card company. After the death of her parents and a failed attempt at early retirement, she […]

Medical-Legal Clinic

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative and the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences sponsor the pro-bono Medical-Legal Clinic. The Clinic operates with the support of the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake County Health Department, University of Utah Health Care, and operates under the direction of […]