Second-year law student assists in teaching lawyers how to prepare for “Zombie Apocalypse”

University of Utah law student Will Edwards recently presented at the Utah State Bar headquarters for a continuing legal education seminar related disaster response. The presentation explored a scenario where a zombie virus spread throughout the Salt Lake Valley and addressed the possible legal response.  The event was covered by The Intermountain Commercial Record. Read […]

Students honored with scholarships from the Utah Minority Bar Association

Several University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law students were honored with scholarships from the Utah Minority Bar Association (UMBA) earlier this month.  Each year, law students at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University apply to receive student scholarships from UMBA ranging from $500 to $6,950. Scholarships are awarded based on an […]

Law school and LDS Charities partner to open new free legal clinic in Sugarhouse

A new free legal clinic sponsored by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in partnership with LDS Charities will provide legal services to underserved communities. The new Community Legal Clinic: Sugarhouse is part of the law school’s pro bono initiative program, a noncredit volunteer program that allows students to build real world […]

Arizona man wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death to share story at law school on Nov. 17

Ray Krone had been honorably discharged from the military and worked for the U.S. Postal Service for seven years when on Dec.29, 1991 he became the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a 36-year-old woman found fatally stabbed on the floor of a Phoenix bar. Krone had no prior criminal record and with little […]

From young Court TV viewer to aspiring lawyer: Dominca Dela Cruz takes path of public interest law while making a difference in the community

Scott Peterson appeared in headlines daily in 2002 as he became a suspect in the disappearance of his pregnant wife, Laci, in Modesto, California. The case quickly became tabloid fodder as it played out, with grisly details emerging in the following year that pointed to Peterson’s involvement. But as the world viewed Peterson with a […]

From priesthood to the courtroom: Meet S.J.Quinney College of Law student Rob Moriarty

After spending 20 years as a Catholic priest, Rob Moriarty was ready to take a different leap of faith. The Kearns native was leading a congregation of nearly 2,500 parishioners at Saint Francis Xavier Church in 2013 when a simple reality hit: He needed a change. He’d been an ordained priest in the Catholic Diocese […]

Moeinvaziri puts law into practice through college’s Pro Bono Initiative

Each October, the American Bar Association promotes Pro Bono Week —an annual effort to recognize pro bono service in the legal community. The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law this year again will host several events starting on Oct. 24 to encourage a spirit of volunteerism among students and attorneys, and to recognize […]

2L Hill’s work published by the New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Journal

Scotti Hill, a 2L specializing in intellectual property law, had her work published in the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Journal Summer 2016 edition. Hill’s article “Building an Anthology from Ephemera: The Legal Issues of Constructing a Political Art Archive” was highlighted in conjunction with the Law Student Initiative Writing Contest. […]

Juergens awarded Maschoff Brennan Fellowship in IP law

Alexis Juergens always knew she wanted to pursue a career in law. Born in Japan, Juergens grew up in Virginia, California and Arizona before her family moved to Utah. Her father worked in government and law enforcement and Juergens felt connected to the law field from watching his experiences. Juergens graduated from Skyline High School […]

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 […]