University of Utah law student charts impressive path of public service on journey to graduation

Nubia Peña grew up as the daughter of a single parent in Philadelphia, watching as her mother worked several jobs to provide for their family of five. As a young immigrant from Mexico adjusting to life in the U.S., Peña knew a path to success wasn’t going to be easy in her early years, but […]

Human Trafficking and Transnational Enforcement

By Amanda Ulland for GlobalJusticeBlog.com Human trafficking is often considered to be modern day slavery.[1]  Human trafficking, in the transnational sense, is the process in which people are recruited or taken from their country of origin and transported to a destination in a foreign country where they are exploited for the purposes of forced labor, […]

Adam Saxby named Pro Bono Law Student of the Year

Adam Saxby, a third-year student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been named “Pro Bono Law Student of the Year” by the Utah Bar Association for 2016. Saxby worked countless hours on a number of pro bono initiatives throughout his time at the law school, establishing himself as a leader on a number […]

2L Browning publishes paper in the Journal of East Asia & International Law

S.J. Quinney College of Law 2L Joel Browning recently published a paper in the Journal of East Asia & International Law as part of Professor Benedict Kingsbury’s Foreign Investment Law course. The paper addresses a multi-billion dollar international investment arbitration claim brought by a Texas company against Korea (LSF-KEB v Korea), currently ongoing in the International Centre for […]

2L Mustoe receives David C. Williams memorial graduate fellowship

2L Megan Mustoe receives 2016-2017 David C. Williams memorial graduate fellowship. The David C. Williams fellowship supports research on stewardship and sustainability in the management of public lands in or near Utah. Megan’s project, under the guidance of the Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program, will look into assessing the potential for collaborative planning and […]

Law students organize 100-mile spirit run to support dean’s ultra marathon for 100/100 initiative

After months of training, Robert Adler, dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, will hit the trail on April 8 in southern Utah to run a 100-mile ultra marathon in support of law school education. On Thursday, law students and other members of the University of Utah community will send-off Adler with a 100-mile […]

Utah Chronicle Writes About Migrant Women Project

The Daily Utah Chronicle reported on the Migrant Women Project that was initiated by Professor Erika George and four student researchers. The report this team created is called, “Prevention and Protection Partnerships: Empowerment through Rights Education.” Read the full article here »

3L Walsh publishes op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune

S.J. Quinney College of Law 3L Vanessa Walsh published an op-ed in the March 19, 2016 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune. Titled, “American Indian students deserve better from Utah schools,”  the opinion follows up on the School-to-Prison Pipeline research conducted by Walsh and the Public Policy Clinic. In Utah, Native American students are expelled, referred […]

ULaw students advance to Finals in ABA Mediation Competition

S.J. Quinney College of Law students Kevin McLean and Sam Hatziathanasiou won the ABA Mediation competition held at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on March 5-6. The team will now move onto compete in the Finals Round that will be held in New York next month. Congratulations again to all those who participated, Adrienne […]

Students compete successfully at Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

S.J. Quinney College of Law students Dillon Olson, Meg Osswald and Libby Park recently competed at the Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, adding another chapter to the U’s remarkable success at environmental, energy, and other national moot court competitions. The Pace competition is the largest and oldest environmental law moot court in the U.S. with […]