Class of 2016 sets record for hours of public service and experiential learning

The S.J. Quinney College of Law class of 2016 set a new record for per-capita public service and experiential learning, averaging 122 hours per student, per year. The class earned a total of 44,809 hours of learning-service including Clinical and Pro Bono work over their 1L-3L years. High levels of student participation are a key driver of the College of Law’s rank as […]

Public Policy Clinic work cited in Deseret News op-ed

The work of the Public Policy Clinic on the School-to-Prison Pipline is cited in a May 5, 2016 op-ed in the Deseret News titled, “My view: The Youth PROMISE Act shifts focus to proactive.” At a middle school in Utah, two Native American boys were caught drinking cans of Dr. Pepper they took without permission […]

SJQ rated a top school for practical training by National Jurist

The S.J. Quinney College of Law was once again rated as one of the top law schools in the nation for practical training by The National Jurist magazine. The College of Law earned an “A” grade and was ranked 13th in the nation based on the success of our clinics, simulations, field placements and student competitions. […]

‘The most exciting experience I have had in law school’: 3L Silvers Reflects on Judicial Internship

For two semesters, 3L Angela Silvers was a judicial intern for Judge Dee Benson. After graduation, she will clerk in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. In the interview below, Silvers shares a few of her experiences as a judicial intern, shares her insights on how to prepare for an […]

College of Law ranked sixth in the nation for Public Interest

The Winter 2016 issue of PreLaw magazine ranked the S.J. Quinney College of Law sixth in the nation for Public Interest law in their annual issue, “Best Schools for Public Service.” The College of Law scored right behind Stanford, Pace University, UC Berkeley and others in preparing law students with a strong tradition of public […]

‘Always Be Ready to Learn’: 3L Jones on Interning at the Smithsonian

Alexis “Lexi” Jones, a 3L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, is currently living in Washington, D.C. and interning at the Smithsonian Institution. In this interview, she discusses the process that took her from working for the BLM in Utah to interning in the Smithsonian’s Office of General Counsel. She also […]

Students’ Work on School to Prison Pipeline Continues to Draw Media

3L Dan Goaslind published an an op-ed in the Deseret News titled, “My view: Have we crippled our kids with a school to prison pipeline?” Goaslind’s editorial focuses on excessive and inconsistent school discipline in Utah. Kids who drop out of school are 3.5 times more likely to be arrested in adulthood. A shocking 80 […]

‘Practice How You Play’: 3L Clayton Sevy Praises College of Law’s Clinical Program

Clayton Sevy, a 3L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, is currently enrolled in a clinic at the Legal Aid Society, his second clinical experience through the College of Law’s Civil Clinic program. In the interview below, he explains how his hands-on experience at Open Legal Services and Legal Aid will […]

“I want to exercise my right to die tomorrow”

By Elizabeth Thomas for GlobalJusticeBlog.com On a daily basis, we see a fair number of mentally ill clients. Since starting my work with the SAHRC, I’ve read complaints that range from illegible markings on a napkin to eloquent quasi-slam poetry about the patriarchy of educational institutions. You never know where that person is coming from, or whether […]

College of Law to Launch Mobile Home Park Help Line

Law students will staff the Mobile Home Park Help Line, providing information to residents and owners of Mobile Home Parks about their rights and responsibilities under the Mobile Home Park Residency Act. The helpline number is 801-587-6700. Since mobile homes are so expensive to move, it is crucial that disputes within the park be resolved and […]