‘Practice How You Play’: 3L Clayton Sevy Praises College of Law’s Clinical Program

Clayton Sevy, a 3L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, is currently enrolled in a clinic at the Legal Aid Society, his second clinical experience through the College of Law’s Civil Clinic program. In the interview below, he explains how his hands-on experience at Open Legal Services and Legal Aid will […]

‘My Classes Seem Much More Applicable Now’: 2L Jaron Janson Details his Experiences in COL’s Civil Clinic

2L Jaron Janson is currently participating in the College of Law’s Civil Clinic at the Utah Guardian ad Litem’s office, dividing his time between the Ogden and Farmington Juvenile Courts. In the interview below, he describes his myriad responsibilities, notes that lawyers can be fun to work with, and explains how the clinical experience has […]

Environmental Law Clinic Update

The Environmental Law Clinic completed another successful and productive year working with a variety of community partners.  For the first time, the clinic partnered with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office, which afforded students an unusual and innovative clinical opportunity to work in collaboration with attorneys in the Salt Lake County D.A.’s office on […]

Huffington Post Publicizes Public Policy Clinic Report on Disproportionate Discipline of American Indian Students

May 26, 2105 — A report released last week by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Public Policy Clinic that analyzes the disproportionate punishments American Indian students face in school is already drawing attention from the media, including a May 26, 2015, article on the Huffington Post. The report, Disparities in Discipline: […]

Public Policy Clinic Report on School Dicipline Cited in Fusion.net Story

Work of the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Public Policy Clinic was cited in a May 26, 2015 story on Fusion.net Fifty-five American Indian students in Utah elementary schools were referred to law enforcement in 2011, compared to zero of their white counterparts, according to a new report from the University of Utah Law School’s Public […]

American Indians Disproportionately Disciplined at School Compared to White Students, Clinic Research Shows

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MEDIA RELEASE   Deep dive as part of “School-to-Prison Pipeline” research at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Public Policy Clinic brings to light disturbing disparities. May 22, 2015 – School disciplinary actions handed down to students at Utah public schools disproportionately impact American Indian children over all other […]

Students’ Work in Clinic Highlighted on RadioWest

On May 21, 2015, Associate Professor Emily Chiang participated in a live panel discussion on KUER’s RadioWest program. The panel talked about the school-to-prison pipeline in Utah, asked who it affects, and explored what can be done to stem the pipeline that funnels children from school straight to prison. Students in Chiang’s Public Policy Clinic […]

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. […]