Patents and Tribal Sovereign Immunity

By Carlos Quijada for The pharmaceutical company Allergan recently assigned its patents on eye medication Restasis to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, which agreed to license them back to Allergan in exchange for a $13.5 million payment and $15 million in annual royalties. The company’s end goal is to shield the patents from federal […]

College of Law listed on National Jurist’s rankings of best value law schools in 2017

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law has been named among the best value law schools in the country in the latest issue of National Jurist magazine. The S.J. Quinney College of Law earned a “B+” ranking for its overall value as calculated by National Jurist. “We celebrate those schools that have risen […]

3L Thomas Lingard publishes op-ed in Deseret News on student debt

3L Thomas Lingard wrote an op-ed titled, “Do students want long-term debt or limited earning power?” The article was published by the Deseret News in advance of the Lee E. Teitelbaum Utah Law Review Symposium on Friday, Oct. 20 which will focus on “Financing the Future: The Law and Politics of Student Debt.” Read the […]

New Research May Help Save Athletes’ Brains

By Maura Murphy As we enter week 5 of the National Football League (NFL) season, there is immense controversy over whether players should kneel during the national anthem. What fewer people are talking about, however, is the way the game affects the overall health of these athletes. Last Tuesday, Boston University (BU) published a new […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law Minority Law Caucus launches fundraiser for Puerto Rico hurricane relief

Law student Monica Gonzalez was born in Puerto Rico and still has family living there. So when Hurricane Maria ravaged the country recently, her heart and attention turned to the well-being of loved ones left combing through the wreckage of a natural disaster that has left the nation reeling. “My aunt and uncle live in […]

Alumna Liz Thomas to publish in Fordham Environmental Law Review

Recent S.J. Quinney College of Law graduate Elizabeth Thomas will publish a research paper, “Protecting Cultural Rights In The South Pacific Islands: Using UNESCO and Marine Protected Areas To Plan For Climate Change,” in a forthcoming issue of the Fordham Environmental Law Review. The paper will publish in March 2018. Thomas authored the paper as […]

Law students raise $10,000 for Houston hurricane relief

Law students John Tipton and Taylor Smith joke at times about trying to survive law school day-to-day. But when Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas at the end of August, displacing thousands and leaving a path of destruction in its wake, the two classmates — who are both second-year law students— realized their own law school-related […]

Bar passage rates among U law students improve

Three years after initiating an ambitious plan to reach a goal of 100 percent bar passage and 100 percent professional employment placement among its law school graduates, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law has enjoyed a marked improvement in bar passage rates among its law school graduates. New statistics released by the […]

Law students organize panel conversation about DACA

By Britny Mortensen The Minority Law Caucus and the Student Immigration Law Association hosted an event entitled, “The American D.R.E.A.M: A Panel Conversation about DACA” on Sept.13 2017 in the moot court room at S.J. Quinney. The panel came a week after the Trump Administration rescinded DACA and increased pressure on Congress to pass immigration […]

Promoting justice through art: Groundbreaking sculpture by artist Edgar Arceneaux soon on display

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will officially unveil a new sculpture by Los Angeles-based Edgar Arceneaux, a rising star in the art world who has created an original work for the law school to represent Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic quote, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it […]