‘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 […]

‘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 […]

Huffington Post Publicizes Public Policy Clinic Report on Disproportionate Discipline of American Indian Students

May 26, 2105 — A report released last week by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Public Policy Clinic that analyzes the disproportionate punishments American Indian students face in school is already drawing attention from the media, including a May 26, 2015, article on the Huffington Post. The report, Disparities in Discipline: […]

Public Policy Clinic Advances Work to Dismantle School-to-Prison Pipeline in Utah

By Stephanie Pitcher for PublicPolicyClinic.org. The Public Policy Clinic has been forging ahead with several great projects this semester, building on the work from our recently published report and promoting community-wide conversations that would help dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline in Utah. Currently, the Clinic is focusing many of its efforts on outreach to school districts […]

Deseret News Editorial Cites Work of Public Policy Clinic

A March 6, 2015 editorial in the Deseret News titled, “In our opinion: Closing the ‘discipline gap’ in our schools to keep kids in class” cites the work of the Public Policy Clinic. The publication From Fingerpaints to Fingerprints: School-to-Prison Pipline in Utah, is the work of Professor Emily Chaing’s class, and Jordin Albers, Sean Brian, […]

‘A Lot of Positive Experiences’: 2L Walsh Describes her Involvement in Public Policy Clinic

Vanessa Walsh, a 2L, came to the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law after a career in the financial industry where she planned and managed the operating budget for the customer service division of a national credit card company. After the death of her parents and a failed attempt at early retirement, she […]