College of Law Moot Court Team Excels in Competition, Scores 17th Best Brief Among 121 Teams

At the National Moot Court Competition, held February 9-12, 2015, in New York City, the College of Law team of Clay Hardman, Matthew Church and Christopher Bond drafted a brief that ranked 17th in the nation among the 121 teams that participated in the competition.  In the oral arguments, the team also competed strongly, losing […]

Student Event on Human Trafficking Draws Large Audience and Local Media

College of Law students Nubia Pena, Founder and President, and Board Members Brit Merril, Liza Bacon, Gabrielle Barker, Caitlin Mckelvie, Briana Allen, Dominica Dela Cruz, Krystaly Koch, and Melissa Moeinvaziri, of the Social Justice Student Initiative, filled the Moot Courtroom for their event, “The Invisible Crime: Human Trafficking in Utah.” Watch the event archive » Read […]

Guiora Presents at Feb. 19 Hinckley Institute Event

Amos Guiora, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law,  presented at a lunchtime Hinckley Institute of Politics event on February 19 at noon. The discussion, which also featured co-presenter Bill Warren, University of Utah Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, was titled, “Terrorism and today’s media: Roles, responsibilities and the changing […]

College of Law Business Bankruptcy Team Takes First in Competition

On Saturday, February 6, 2015, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s team of Josh Campbell and Keith Mayer won first place overall in the American College of Bankruptcy Law Meet at USC. The College of Law team competed against 11 schools in this business bankruptcy negotiation competition. In addition to USC and […]

‘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 […]

In New Article, Professor Heiny Describes Value of Out-of-Classroom Experiences

In a new Student Lawyer article, Louisa Heiny, an adjunct professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, discusses why she requires the judicial interns who take her judicial process class to attend five different court hearings. From observing the importance of professionalism before the bench, to being introduced to new practice […]

Guiora’s Counterterrorism Design Class Featured in Student Magazine

Professor Amos Guiora’s Counterterrorism Design class will be featured in the February issue of the Lassonde Center’s Student Innovations magazine. The article highlights the students’ contributions to the class. The nomination, submitted by Guiora and Aaron Dewald, follows:  “It is not every day that University of Utah students get to create an immersive learning experience for […]

3L Smurthwaite Publishes Articles in Diplomatic Courier Reflecting on his Experiences Interning in China

Last summer, Alan Smurthwaite, a 3L at the University of Utah S.J. College of Law, completed an international law internship in China through the Utah-Qinghai EcoPartnership. Upon returning to Utah, he published two co-authored articles, “Improving Water Quality in Qinghai Province” and “Open Innovation and IP Trends in China: Insights on the Utah Qinghai EcoPartnership,” […]

Any action is an over-reaction

By Nathan Harris for As the events in the Middle East unfold, I am reminded of how similar the situation is to raising my children. It is often debated amongst scholars whether U.S. involvement in the Middle East fuels the growing Islamic presence or hinders it with our superior military presence. It seems that […]

Moot Court Teams Excel at Regional Competition in Phoenix

At the Regional Moot Court Competition held November 8, 2014, in Phoenix, both teams from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law advanced to the semi-final rounds, and one, the team of Clay Hardman, Matthew Church and Christopher Bond, will proceed to the National Finals in New York City. Four schools participated in […]