Student Awards, Fellowships and Scholarships for Spring 2015

Anderson Scholarship in Oil & Gas James Owen BioLaw Fellowships Danny Barber Kendra Brown Dave Duncan Dan Goaslind Courtney Neves Kylie Orme Austen Paulsen Travis Walker Thomas Woodland Carnegie Council Student Ethics Fellowship Justin Hosman Nubia Pena Clinical Legal Education Award Taylor Smurthwaite Clyde Scholarship in Natural Resources Shelby Shaw Community Legal Fellowship: Ogden Isabel […]

College of Law’s Minority Law Caucus Receives U’s Equity and Diversity Award

On April 21, 2015, the College of Law’s Minority Law Caucus (MLC) received the University of Utah’s Equity and Diversity Award for sustained contributions by students. In the announcement letter, Kathryn Stockton, the Interim Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, wrote, “The committee was especially impressed by the longevity of the MLC and the […]

2Ls Peña and Bell to Present on Experiences in Oxford Human Rights Consortium at April 13 Panel

The University of Utah partners with the Oxford Human Rights Consortium to offer a weeklong workshop to a select group of students at the University of Oxford. The Consortium is a partnership between Oxford and several U.S. universities, including the University of Utah, USC, Oregon, and Stanford. Two second-year College of Law students, Nubia Peña and […]

College of Law to Host Annual Alumni Dinner May 14 at Rice-Eccles Stadium

On Thursday, May 14, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will host its annual Alumni Dinner at Rice-Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah campus.   The college will present awards to three alumni and one honorary alumnus. “The alumni dinner is always an enjoyable opportunity for our graduates to catch up with […]

Achtenberg to Deliver 2015 College of Law Commencement Address

(March 16, 2015) —Roberta Achtenberg, a 1975 University of Utah College of Law graduate who President Obama appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2011, will be the commencement speaker at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on May 15. Achtenberg is a civil rights attorney with more than 30 years of senior-level […]

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 […]

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 […]

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,” […]