Public Policy Clinic publishes “Misbehavior or Misdemeanor? A Report on the Utah’s School to Prison Pipeline”

School disciplinary actions are decreasing in Utah’s public school system, but disparities in the amount of discipline administered along racial lines continues to exist and in some cases has worsened, according to a new joint report released today by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and Voices for Utah Children, a non-profit […]

Public Policy Clinic law students write op-ed on Utah’s kangaroo court

Five students from the Public Policy Clinic at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law submitted an op-ed to the Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Kids suffer from Utah’s kangaroo court.” Read the op-ed here » This letter was written by students enrolled in the Public Policy Clinic at the S.J. Quinney College of […]

Law school and LDS Charities partner to open new free legal clinic in Sugarhouse

A new free legal clinic sponsored by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in partnership with LDS Charities will provide legal services to underserved communities. The new Community Legal Clinic: Sugarhouse is part of the law school’s pro bono initiative program, a noncredit volunteer program that allows students to build real world […]

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 […]

Law school launches Low Income Taxpayer Clinic program to serve community, educate students

A new tax clinic at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law aims to provide legal services to low-income families in need of tax law help while providing law students a unique educational opportunity to gain on-the-job experience before graduation. The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic program is a matching grant program from the […]

Environmental Law Clinic Update

The Environmental Law Clinic completed another successful and productive year working with a variety of community partners and with two new leaders at the helm, Adjunct Professors Megan J. Houdeshel and Steven G. Jones.   After a several-year hiatus, students were once again placed with the Environmental Division of the Utah Attorney General’s office, allowing them […]

Civil Clinic

Civil Clinic Available to: 2nd and 3rd year students Civil Clinic Guidelines Clinic forms for students » The Civil Clinic is designed to teach essential skills (interviewing, counseling, problem-analysis, negotiation) for the practice of law.  The class promotes reflection upon individual strengths and preferences in legal work. Course: Lawyering Skills Survey (3 cr., graded, Fall, Spring & […]

Tax Clinic

Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic 2nd and 3rd year students Course(s):  1 credit Fall / 1 credit Spring (year-long commitment preferred) Clinic:  2-3 credits Fall / 2-3 credits Spring (year-long commitment preferred) The Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic allows clinic students to represent individuals in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.  Students develop skills interacting with their own clients, […]

Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic What is the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic? Who We Serve… We serve low income taxpayers who have problems or disputes with the IRS, including those for whom English is a second language. We help taxpayers who do not already have legal representation and cannot afford to pay for tax assistance. In determining eligibility, […]

2L Angie Portel describes summer clinical work in Ranchi, India

S.J. Quinney College of Law 2L Angie Portel is spending the summer in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India working with Maitri India as part of her Clinical coursework. Portel wrote the blog post (below) for Maitri, after interviewing migrant workers. The post was originally published on Right to Identity for Migrant Workers I am Angie Portel, Juris Doctor Candidate Class […]