Unauthorized Practice of Law

The Unauthorized Practice Committee of the Utah State Bar has issued an opinion stating that provision of legal research services for the lay public by law students is a violation of the unauthorized practice statute, Utah Code Annotated section 78-51-25. Accordingly, S.J. Quinney College of Law policy prohibits students from performing legal research for the general public. Students can only provide research services only under the supervision of an attorney. The Legal Career Services Office does provide assistance to attorneys looking for law students to do research for them.