From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: The School-to-Prison Pipeline in Utah

Salt Lake City – UT, In the first report of its kind in the state, students at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law used recently released U.S. Department of Education data to examine school discipline rates in Utah. Their findings indicate that Utah students are being disciplined in extraordinarily high numbers starting […]

Chiang Interviewed by Fox13 About At-Risk Children

Professor Emily Chiang was interviewed October 10, 2014 about at-risk youth in Utah’s school system. As part of the College of Law’s Public Policy Clinic, Chiang and law students published the report, From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: Utah’s School-to-Prison Pipeline. “Because most of the studies show that when you discipline students and you don’t address the […]

2L Vanessa Walsh Publishes Op-Ed on School Discipline

Vanessa Walsh, a 2L at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, published an op-ed in the Deseret News on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Titled “School discipline needs to change,” Walsh comments on her work as part of the Public Policy Clinic with Professor Emily Chiang. “One in 5 students drop out of Utah high schools. […]

Chiang Interviewed by Salt Lake Tribune About Dropout Rates in Utah

Professor Emily Chiang was interviewed by the Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The article titled “Report: 1 in 3 Utah inmates is a high school dropout” highlights the work of the Public Policy Clinic. “Minorities, those whose first language isn’t English, more likely to quit school, U. students find.” Read the complete […]

Research Conducted by College of Law Clinical Students Cited in Des News Op-Ed

Research conducted by students in Emily Chiang’s Public Policy Clinic is cited in a Deseret News editorial, “Dropouts face high risk of personal, social problems.” “New research by the University of Utah underscores the importance of policies in the public education system aimed at helping at-risk students avoid dropping out before they get a high school […]

2L Walsh Publishes St. George Spectrum Op-Ed

Vanessa Walsh, a 2L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, recently published an op-ed in the St. George Spectrum. Titled “School-to-prison pipeline in Utah can be minimized,” Walsh’s editorial comments on her work as part of the Public Policy Clinic with Professor Emily Chiang. Click here to read Walsh’s St. George Spectrum op-ed.

Chiang Featured in Deseret News Article about Prevalence of Discipline among Minority Students in Utah Schools

Emily Chiang, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was featured in a November 29, 2014, Deseret News article, “Why is my child punished? Finding solutions to uneven discipline in Utah schools.” Students in Chiang’s Public Policy Clinic used recently released U.S. Department of Education data to examine […]

Chiang Interviewed on School Discipline

Professor Emily Chiang was interviewed on the KNRS Rod Arquette Show December 1, 2014. The interview focused on school discipline and Utah’s School-to-Prison Pipeline. Listen to the complete interview here »

High School Student Opines on School-to-Prison Pipeline

Urged to take action by Professor Emily Chiang and College of Law students enrolled in the Public Policy Clinic, high school student Varesh Gorabi published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Help us divert students from the school-to-prison pipeline.” Gorabi, a student and writer for the Highland Rambler at Highland High School, joined youth from all over the […]

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, […]