Promoting Art Through Justice: Meet Artist Edgar Arceneaux

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will host a “Meet the Artist” event as part of U’s Black History Month with Los Angeles-based Edgar Arceneaux, a rising star in the art world who will create a new sculpture at the law school to represent Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic quote, “The arc […]

Grow recipient of new Public Citizenship Fellowship

West Virginia native Matthew Grow had planned to stay on the East Coast to attend law school, but he was drawn to the University of Utah based on the school’s reputation for collaboration and small class sizes. Grow’s legal education is taking an interesting turn this year, as he is the law school’s inaugural recipient […]

Salt Lake Tribune highlights successes of Mobile Home Park Helpline

On December 20, 2016, The Salt Lake Tribune highlighted the successes of the College of Law’s Mobile Home Park Helpline, an ongoing project of the Clinical program. After 14 months of operating a specially created legal help line for residents and owners of manufactured-home parks, attorneys at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law […]

U law student selected for Stanford conference, will take on research related to improving diversity on corporate boards

Rachael Motzkus was an undergraduate at the University of Utah undecided about what she wanted to do with her future when the idea of law school presented itself to her. “I was registering for my first semester of classes at the U when a woman walked into the room and asked if anyone was interested […]

From young Court TV viewer to aspiring lawyer: Dominca Dela Cruz takes path of public interest law while making a difference in the community

Scott Peterson appeared in headlines daily in 2002 as he became a suspect in the disappearance of his pregnant wife, Laci, in Modesto, California. The case quickly became tabloid fodder as it played out, with grisly details emerging in the following year that pointed to Peterson’s involvement. But as the world viewed Peterson with a […]

From priesthood to the courtroom: Meet S.J.Quinney College of Law student Rob Moriarty

After spending 20 years as a Catholic priest, Rob Moriarty was ready to take a different leap of faith. The Kearns native was leading a congregation of nearly 2,500 parishioners at Saint Francis Xavier Church in 2013 when a simple reality hit: He needed a change. He’d been an ordained priest in the Catholic Diocese […]

Student awards, fellowships and scholarships – Summer 2016

These University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law students have been honored with the following awards, scholarships or fellowships during the summer of 2016. Congratulations! Community Engaged Learning Scholarships David Olson Angeline Portel Liz Thomas Environmental Dispute Resolution Fellowships Nils Lofgren James Owen Mobile Home Park Help Line Fellowship Jennifer Leo Public Citizenship Fellowship Matt […]

2016-17 student organization officers announced

Officers for the 2016-2017 S.J. Quincy College of Law student organizations were announced recently. Active student orgs this academic year include the Student Bar Association, ASUU, Business Law Society, Family Law Society, Federal Bar Association, Federalist Society, International Las Society, J. Ruben Clark Law Society, Minority Law Caucus, natural Resources Law Forum, OUTLaws, Public Interest […]

Dryer honored for innovation in legal education

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Randy Dryer has been recognized with a Fastcase 50 award, which honors entrepreneurs, innovators, and trailblazers  who have charted a new course for the delivery of legal services. The Fastcase awards have been given annually since 2011 and Dryer joins a distinguished list of law professor […]

2L Angie Portel describes summer clinical work in Ranchi, India

S.J. Quinney College of Law 2L Angie Portel is spending the summer in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India working with Maitri India as part of her Clinical coursework. Portel wrote the blog post (below) for Maitri, after interviewing migrant workers. The post was originally published on MaitriIndiaBlog.org. Right to Identity for Migrant Workers I am Angie Portel, Juris Doctor Candidate Class […]