Holiday library closures

The Law Library’s holiday hours will go into effect on Wednesday, December 19.  Spring semester hours will begin on Monday, January 7, 2019. View hours here. Winter Break: Dec. 19 – Jan. 4 Monday – Saturday Sunday h 9:00am – 5:00pm 12:00pm – 6:00pm Please Note: The library will be CLOSED on the following dates […]

Cassell publishes new research on prevalence of wrongful convictions, concluding rate is lower than estimates

New research published by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell  in the Arizona Law Review explores the prevalence of wrongful convictions in America’s criminal justice system, concluding that it is much lower than previously estimated. Cassell’s first article – Overstating America’s Wrongful Conviction Rate? Reassessing the Conventional Wisdom About the […]

Smith presents on clinical legal education in Australia

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Linda F. Smith recently presented papers in Melbourne Australia at the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference at Monash Law School (Nov. 28 – 30) and at the International Legal Ethics Conference at Melbourne Law School (Dec. 6 – 8).   All three papers have relied […]

Brown and Contreras named among recipients of U’s Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Awards

Two University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professors have been named among the recipients of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Awards for 2017-2018. Teneille Brown and Jorge Contreras are among the U professors who will be honored at an awards ceremony in the spring, the David Eccles School of Business […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law named a “best” law school by The Princeton Review

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College Law is one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools, according to new survey results released by The Princeton Review this month.  The education services company includes the College of Law in the 2019 release of its annual feature, “The Best 165 Law Schools” online at https://www.princetonreview.com/best-law-schools. “We […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative recipient of $10,000 grant from American College of Bankruptcy and American College of Bankruptcy Foundation

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative program has been selected by the American College of Bankruptcy and the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation to receive a $10,000 grant to bolster pro bono services. The U’s grant was one of 48 pro bono grants totaling $448,500 awarded to legal services […]

Panel of experts discuss PTSD, legal issues facing veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, the S.J. Quinney College of Law recently hosted a roundtable discussion with several experts about issues faced by veterans, including the legal issues surrounding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The panel of experts included: -Jim Holbrook, veteran and professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law -John Baxter, veteran, judge, and […]

3L Samuel Mehr gains perspective from volunteering to help pro bono clients

By Shelby Jarman Unlike many law students, Samuel Mehr did not always know that he wanted to go to law school. His interests lie in business and finance, and specifically social impact investing. As he was finishing up graduate work in economics at Central Michigan University in 2016, he realized that having a legal background […]

November alumni spotlight: Michele Christiansen Forster

Michele Christiansen Forster began law school at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in the early 1990s as part of the first incoming class in history to consist of more women than men. She’s continued to be a trailblazer since graduating and has held several positions in the public sphere, including serving […]

Ruple visits Pakistan to address looming water crisis and water security

In Pakistan, reliable drinking water is accessible to less than 15 percent of the population, inadequate sanitation contributes to preventable waterborne diseases, and inefficient water management leads to distribution inequities. These problems will increase as Pakistan’s population grows, climate change impacts water availability, and as reservoirs fill with sediment and lose capacity. As the country’s […]