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 […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law maintains strengths in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s traditional strengths as a perennially-ranked law school and national leader in environmental law are reflected in newly released rankings of best U.S. law schools. According to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools, the College of Law is ranked 54th among 202 […]

Quijada selected for prestigious summer post at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Carlos Quijada, a second-year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been selected for a prestigious summer internship at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Atlanta. Quijada will intern in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), which is the legal team for the Department of […]

Student Eugene Mishchenko builds on stellar career in physics by pursuing a law degree

Law students come from a diverse range of academic backgrounds prior to enrolling in law school and third-year student Eugene Mishchenko is no exception. Mishchenko, a theoretical physicist and a longtime physics professor at the University of Utah, wanted to broaden his legal knowledge. So with a Ph.D. from the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics in […]

Dahlia Lithwick to deliver 2018 commencement address at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Award-winning legal journalist and author Dahlia Lithwick will be the speaker at the S.J. Quinney College of Law graduation ceremony on May 11.  Lithwick is a contributing editor at Newsweek and senior editor at Slate. She writes the “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns for the latter. She is also the a contributing editor at Newsweek. Her work has appeared in […]

Law students to present at prestigious conference in Sweden

Two University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law students have been invited to present academic papers at a prestigious conference in Örebro, Sweden. Law students Scotti Hill and Chris Eckels will present their research at the 19th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRSL 2018), hosted by Juridicum, the law school at Örebro Universitet in collaboration […]

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law launches new Master of Legal Studies degree program

Professionals who will benefit from an improved understanding of the law — while they continue to pursue their careers — will soon have a new degree program to achieve that goal. The University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law will launch a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree program in the fall of 2018. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]