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 op-ed, “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 […]

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 Check back for clinic events  

Serving the Needy through the Clinical Program

 A Clinical Law School Panel 12:15 – 1:15 p.m., Room 106 Students are invited to attend this event. Panel members include representatives from Utah Legal Services, Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association, Open Legal Services, Rocky Mountain Innocence Center, and Jensie Anderson and Emily Chiang representing the SJQ in-house Public Policy Clinic. Lunch provided.

Judicial Clinic

Judicial Clinic Intern: 2 or 3 credits, 2L and 3L  students Extern: Up to 12 credits, 3L students only The Judicial Clinic places students to serve as “interns” or part-time clerks, typically for 2 or 3 credits. (Third year students may elect the “externship” program, in which they serve in a clerkship capacity for up to 35 hours a […]

Public Policy Clinic

Utah Public Policy Clinic The Public Policy Clinic provides law students with an opportunity to effect policy change through public education, community outreach, the legislative process, and complex civil litigation. To learn more about enrollment in the Public Policy Practicum, visit the clinical program website, or contact Kay Shelton, Associate Director, Room 185, (801) 585-7703. For more […]

College of Law alum Dan Spencer talks about clinical experiences

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law 2013 graduate Dan Spencer, talks about his experiences with the Clinical Program, and the Civil and Criminal Clinics. Since graduation, he has become a founder and co-executive director of the first non-profit law firm in Utah, charging clients on an income-based sliding scale. The firm, Open Legal Services, […]

Cassell, Utah Appellate Clinic Appeal Lower Court Decision on Environmental Crimes to Fifth Circuit

May 14, 2014 – University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell, with help from students at the University of Utah Appellate Clinic, today filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit asking the court to overturn a district court decision awarding no restitution to twenty environmental […]

Utah Appellate Clinic Gets a Mixed Ruling in Supreme Court Decision Involving Victims’ Rights

April 23, 2014 — The U.S. Supreme Court today handed down a mixed verdict in a Utah Appellate Clinic case that was argued before the Court by Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. The Utah Appellate Clinic represented “Amy,” a victim of child pornography. The case turned […]

Poverty Law Clinic

Poverty Law Clinic Available to: 2nd and 3rd year students The Poverty Law Clinic permits students to assist needy clients with legal problems while learning about poverty, the practice of poverty law and the legal problems which the poor face. Course:  Seminar –Poverty Law (2-3 cr., graded, Fall).  The Poverty Law seminar will consider theories about the poor […]