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 […]

Downtown CLE: Skills and Ethics in a Brief Advice Clinic

Need your Ethics Credit before the end of the reporting year? Skills and Ethics in a Brief Advice Clinic Tuesday, June 7 at 12:00 p.m. Kirton | McConkie 60 East South Temple #1600 Salt Lake City, UT 84111 $15 includes lunch, or free without lunch. RSVP here » Skills and Ethics in a Brief Advice […]

Public Policy Clinic work cited in Deseret News op-ed

The work of the Public Policy Clinic on the School-to-Prison Pipline is cited in a May 5, 2016 op-ed in the Deseret News titled, “My view: The Youth PROMISE Act shifts focus to proactive.” At a middle school in Utah, two Native American boys were caught drinking cans of Dr. Pepper they took without permission […]

SEC Enforcement Clinic

SEC Enforcement Clinic Available to: 3rd year students/ 2nd year students with special permission SEC Enforcement Clinic Guidelines Clinic forms for students » The primary objective of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission–Division of Enforcement Clinic (the “clinic”) is to provide interested participants with an opportunity to gain valuable securities law experience while working with SEC staff on […]

Pro Bono Clinics featured in Deseret News

The S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Clinics were featured in the March 10, 2016 edition of the Deseret News. The Pro Bono Initiative allows law students practice valuable lawyering skills under the supervision of a practicing attorney, while helping underserved populations in the community. JoLynn Spruance, the director of the university’s Pro Bono Initiative, […]