Utah Supreme Court Justice Paige Petersen administers oath to new law students at S.J. Quinney College of Law

As law schools across the country welcome students to a new academic year, 101 fresh arrivals that make-up the Class of 2021 at the S.J. Quinney College of Law participated in one of the first milestones in their legal training from a notable source: Justice Paige Petersen of the Utah Supreme Court. The College of […]

College of Law welcomes inaugural cohort of students to new MLS program

As thousands of students pour onto the University of Utah campus for the start of fall semester in coming weeks, a group of 17 students among the new arrivals will make history as part of the inaugural class of the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s new Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree program. The program […]

Law student Tyler Hubbard inspired to give back after receiving second annual Hanni award

Tyler Hubbard’s early career ambitions set him on a path far different than practicing the law. Born in Fallon, Nevada, Hubbard moved to Utah in 2010 to attend Brigham Young University in Provo as an undergraduate with his sights set on becoming a chemical engineer. He excelled in his coursework, but after serving an LDS […]

A taste of real-world lawyering

The tension in the room was thick as two sides sat around a table negotiating the terms of a complex deal involving the sale of a private, family-owned company in a $2 billion cash-and-stock deal to Chinese private equity. As the minutes ticked by, S.J. Quinney College of Law students Andrew Steiner, Elena Todorova and Jason Perry […]

University of Utah law students prepare to take on a legal role in the fight against opioid abuse

When University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Teneille Brown presented research related to opioid addiction and legal issues to a group of county commissioners last fall, the atmosphere in the room could be summed up in one word: Desperate. PHOTO CREDIT: University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Teneille Brown “You could see […]

STUDENTS: Meet graduate Kim Reeves

If you meet Kim Reeves, on the surface her journey to law school has similarities to the iconic character of Elle Woods in the movie “Legally Blonde.” A seamstress since age 3, Reeves became a successful Utah-based fashion designer with a booming business manufacturing custom dance costumes, choir dresses, and bridal apparel to a diverse […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law students among those honored by Utah State Bar

Editor’s note: The following announcement is reprinted with permission from the Utah State Bar. The Utah State Bar has announced its annual Pro Bono Publico Awards for 2018. The awards honor attorneys who have made significant contributions to the community through Pro Bono efforts. Categories include Young Lawyer (under 36 years old or less than […]

Law students explore human rights after conflict at Oxford University

By Connor Ballif Arrington The world is integrating with accelerating speed–social, political and economic problems we once thought were thousands of miles away are beginning to affect each of us. Local problems are becoming global and global problems are haunting us on the local front. With this backdrop, I was honored to participate in the […]

Meet the graduates: Melinda Dee

Growing up on the Navajo Nation in southeastern Utah’s red-sand landscape of Monument Valley, Melinda Dee knew she wanted to someday work in a career that would allow her to help people get their lives back on track. But her route to becoming a student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law took a circuitous […]

Students gain skills to fight terrorism in fast-paced simulation experience

By Abigail Brammer A bomb explodes on a family’s front porch. A gunman open fires at a resort. A plane is hijacked, then flown into the ground, killing hundreds of people on board. All are scenarios from the headlines and potential scenes that may play out April 6 in a counter-terrorism simulation at the University […]