Cassell files petition in Utah Supreme Court alleging under-prosecution of sexual assault cases in Utah

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell filed a petition in the Utah Supreme Court on Oct. 16 alleging four sexual assault cases in Utah were not prosecuted and should be prosecuted through the appointment of a prosecutor by the Utah Supreme Court. Cassell along with a team of attorneys filed […]

October alumni highlight: Meet Rick Schwermer

Rick Schwermer graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1986, launching a career that has been rich in public service. Schwermer has served with the Utah State Courts since 1990, and as assistant state court administrator since 1995. Among other duties, he has served as the judiciary’s representative to the Utah Legislature; coordinated […]

Keiter travels to China to discuss national park system

China is home to a rich history of culture, traditions and breathtaking landmarks, but there’s one thing the country of 1.3 billion people doesn’t yet have: an organized national parks system. The country is hoping to change that, however, and University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robert Keiter recently was among a […]

Bar passage rates among University of Utah law students rise for a fourth consecutive year

For a fourth consecutive year the number of graduates from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law who have passed the Utah Bar Exam has notably risen. Ninety percent of the 69 of S.J. Quinney College of Law students who took the bar exam in July in Utah passed the exam. Law graduates […]

Alumna Moeinvaziri honored with the Catherine Caputo Hoskins Emerging Leader Award from the Community Action Partnership of Utah

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law alumna Melissa (“Mel”) Moeinvaziri has received the Catherine Caputo Hoskins Emerging Leader Award from the Community Action Partnership of Utah (CAP Utah). Each year, CAP Utah holds an annual Poverty Conference to train professionals and volunteers in the nonprofit, government and business sectors whose work is focused on alleviating […]

Cassell files amicus brief with U.S. Supreme Court in high-profile double jeopardy case of Terance Gamble

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the high-profile Terance Gamble case, in which he urges the high court  to reconsider the “dual sovereign” exception to the Double Jeopardy Clause. Cassell filed the brief with Stuart Banner of the UCLA Law […]

SCHOLARSHIP: Utah Law Review Opportunity Fund

The Utah Law Review Society was founded in 1948 with the purpose of serving the interests of students, the bench, the Utah State Bar and surrounding areas. Since then, its scope has expanded to include legal issues of importance both domestically and internationally. The Utah Law Review is a student-run organization, with all editorial and organizational decisions […]

Media corner: Baughman available to discuss bail reform in wake of historic California decision to abolish cash bail

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a landmark criminal justice bill into law this week, making the state the first to abolish cash bail and moving it toward a system that gives judges discretion to decide who can be released and who must stay in jail pending trial. Shima Baughman, a professor at the University of […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law launches new early admissions program

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law has launched a new early admissions process designed to give candidates who know the U is their top-choice law school a chance to commit to attending law school earlier than previously possible. Under the college’s newly established Early Decision Program (EDP), students can apply to attend law […]

Cassell files amicus brief with U.S. Supreme Court in support of victims’ rights in death penalty case

A new amicus brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court this week by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell and Allyson Ho of the Washington, D.C. law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP outlines the harmful effects for victims’ family members that occur when there are delays in death […]