Smith and 2L Van Zile Volunteer Weekly to Help Pro Se Family Law Litigants

Professor Linda Smith and second-year law student Blake Van Zile volunteer each Tuesday at the Pro Se Family Law calendar to help resolve motions for parties who are unrepresented in divorce, parentage and similar family law cases. The Pro Se Family Law calendar is a signature project of the Utah State Bar’s Pro Bono Program, […]

Smith Featured in Deseret News Article about Special Olympics

Linda Smith was featured in a Deseret News article focusing on the Special Olympics and highlighting the DynoStars, the team for which she and her husband, Lee Shuster, serve as “Heads of Delegation”  (general managers). Smith details that, “The Unified team featured here is the best in the state; in 2010 the core of this team went […]

Serving the Needy through the Clinical Program

 A Clinical Law School Panel 12:15 – 1:15 p.m., Room 106 Students are invited to attend this event. Panel members include representatives from Utah Legal Services, Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association, Open Legal Services, Rocky Mountain Innocence Center, and Jensie Anderson and Emily Chiang representing the SJQ in-house Public Policy Clinic. Lunch provided.

U Officials Applaud Smith for Service to Ballet Department

From August 2011 to May 2014 Linda Smith served as Interim Chair of the Ballet Department.  Although lacking any background in dance, she succeeded in moving the department forward in a number of important ways. According to Donna White, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, under Smith’s leadership “the Department has made progress in such […]

College of Law Gets an A in New National Jurist Rankings of Best Schools for Practical Training

In new rankings just released by the National Jurist magazine, the University of Utah S. J Quinney College of Law was given an A rating as one of the Best Schools for Practical Training. In its tally, the National Jurist ranked the top 21 schools to earn an A or A+ grade, as well as the […]

The Other Side of Reproductive Rights: The Untold Story and Ethics of Modern Eugenics

S.J. Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom “The Other Side of Reproductive Rights: The Untold Story and Ethics of Modern Eugenics” discusses an aspect of reproductive rights that gets much less attention than abortion: society’s attempts to prevent or at least discourage some classes of women and men from having children. The event will […]

Feb. 28 Symposium to Focus on Eugenics, the ‘Other Side’ of Reproductive Rights

On Friday, February 28, beginning at 8:00 a.m., the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will host a symposium titled The Other Side of Reproductive Rights: The Untold Story and Ethics of Modern Eugenics. The half-day event will include a reading of Stumped, a one-act play by Debora Threedy, a playwright and professor […]

Smith Publishes Tribune Op-Ed on Need for Ethical Lawyer as Utah AG

On February 5, Linda Smith, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune, “Recent events show Utah needs ethical lawyer as attorney general.” In the op-ed, Smith cites two sections of the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct governing conflicts of interest, and […]

College of Law Climbs to Second in National Jurist’s Rankings of Top Schools for Clinics

  The University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law ranks second in the nation, just behind Yale Law School, for student clinical opportunities, according to data compiled by the National Jurist magazine. “This recognition affirms our long-standing commitment to preparing students for practice by providing myriad opportunities for hands-on learning,” said Professor Linda F. […]

3L Nicolas Wilde Discusses Externship Opportunities in Immigration Law: ‘Helping someone gain citizenship is a very satisfying feeling’

It would be accurate to say that 3L Nicolas Wilde is passionate about immigration law. In the interview below, the student director of the College of Law’s Pro Bono Immigration Clinic explains how he came to appreciate the benefits of U.S. citizenship, stresses the importance of regularly communicating with clients, and praises the College of […]