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 […]

Research Conducted by College of Law Clinical Students Cited in Des News Op-Ed

Research conducted by students in Emily Chiang’s Public Policy Clinic is cited in a Deseret News editorial, “Dropouts face high risk of personal, social problems.” “New research by the University of Utah underscores the importance of policies in the public education system aimed at helping at-risk students avoid dropping out before they get a high school […]

Environmental Law Clinic Update

The Environmental Law Clinic and the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office have formed a partnership that allows the S.J. Quinney College of Law to offer an unusual and innovative clinical opportunity—a hybrid prosecution environmental law clinic. On behalf of the Department of Health, and in collaboration with attorneys in the Salt Lake County D.A.’s […]

Public Policy Clinic Events

Public Policy Clinic Events On January 24, 2015, students from the Public Policy Clinic (PPC), Vanessa Walsh, Nubia Pena, Steven Nielsen, participated in the ACLU’s Youth Leadership Conference by presenting on the School-to Prison Pipeline (STPP) and facilitating a “Know Your Rights” workshop. The PPC’s goal was to encourage students to become actively engaged in […]