Student perspective: Law student gets front row seat to international litigation — and a terrorist attack — in summer internship abroad

Editor’s note: Hannah Follender, who is starting her second year at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, is spending the summer in Israel working at Sherby & Co. Law Firm in Ramat Gan, right outside of Tel Aviv. The firm typically works on international litigation in Israel for foreign companies, and Follender is working with […]

Law students gain advice from practicing attorneys through newly launched mentorship program

Jackson Howard remembers the moment like it was yesterday: He was 23 years old and walked into a Utah County courtroom, where he volunteered to represent a lengthy list of indigent clients on the docket for free. The county —which at the time relied on lawyers from the Utah State Bar to volunteer their services […]

Colorado Supreme Court justice encourages graduates to make each day count

Nancy E. Rice didn’t set out to become chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. As a law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1972, one of the Wyoming native’s earliest quests for social justice came in trying to persuade administrators to establish more women’s restrooms in an era when female law […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Law students shine at National Moot Court Competition in New York

A team of students from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law earned impressive marks at the National Moot Court Competition held earlier this month in New York. Students Sara Parker, Jon Williams and Jeremy Brodis advanced as far as any Utah team has advanced in more than a decade —making it to […]

‘An Invaluable Experience’: 2L Moriarty and the Debtor’s Clinic Score a Major Victory

Kendall Moriarty, a 2L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Director of the College’s Debtor’s Clinic, recently scored a major victory on behalf of a Debtor’s Clinic client who, as a result of a misunderstanding and the client’s limited proficiency in English, suffered the loss of his entire life […]

Dismantling school-to-prison pipeline at forefront of U symposium organized by law students

‘Breaking the Pipeline’ on Jan.30 features speakers including Rep. Sandra Hollins, D-Salt Lake City, who plans to introduce legislation aimed at addressing the school-to-prison pipeline in Utah Schools.