University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Ranks Among Top 20 Public Law Schools in the Nation

(March 30, 2021) —The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is ranked 43 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of Best Graduate Schools. The College of Law gained two spots from last year to the ranking of #43 on the publication’s competitive list of top American Bar […]

STUDENTS: 3L Hilary Forbush faces imposter syndrome head-on

Why is it important for women lawyers to stay actively engaged in their communities? That was a question posed to Hilary Forbush, then a first-year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, as she applied for the Reva Beck Bosone Scholarship from the Women Lawyers of Utah in 2019. Forbush focused her winning […]

Celebrating 20 years as the S.J. Quinney College of Law

By Kevin Carrillo On Nov. 2, 2021, it will be 20 years since the University of Utah College of Law became the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, thanks to a generous donation from the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation. The effects of that donation cannot be overstated. But first, before discussing […]

Pandemic Pickleball: 1Ls find unique way to bond on the court

During the first year of law school, students usually get to know each other through a variety of networking events, study groups, and the traditional swearing-in ceremony at the end of orientation week. But with the social distancing and virtual events brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the class of 2023 found themselves feeling a […]

STUDENTS: 3L Cate Vaden discusses the College of Law National Moot Court Competition

By Austin Bybee On Feb. 3, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s National Moot Court Competition team made it to the quarterfinals of the Annual National Moot Court Competition. The team consisted of third-year students Cate Vaden, Alex Allred, and Brady Nash. The team competed against hundreds of schools across the country. […]

ALUMNI: Lisa Sledge pays it forward to single moms

Lisa Sledge’s legal career started with a Google search. Newly divorced and struggling to make ends meet, the mother of two left behind her career as an English teacher to search for an occupation that would help her to better provide for her children. When a connection pointed her to a job opening as a […]

STUDENTS: 2L Rebekah Watts advocates for the innocent

By Austin Bybee “I have faith in our justice system but when it fails people it fails them in a huge way,” student Rebekah Watts said when explaining why she decided to join the Innocence Clinic at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. The Innocence Clinic introduces students to the justice system from the perspective […]

ALUMNI: Meet Krystaly Koch

By Austin Bybee Krystaly Koch is no stranger to adversity. Koch’s mother died when Koch was only 5 years old. Her mother had just completed her first year of law school before passing away. After deciding to attend law school herself, Koch was accepted to the S.J. Quinney College of Law and became part of […]

College of Law unveils new Diversity and Antiracism Plan

Members of the legal profession can play an active role in making the world a more just place. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is unveiling its new Diversity and Antiracism Plan. Several stakeholders from the College of Law and legal community worked together […]

Law deans across the country unite to condemn attacks at U.S. Capitol

Today, 157 Law School Deans from schools across the country published a statement addressing the 2020 election and the events that took place in the United States Capitol last week. University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner is among the leaders to sign on to the statement. The statement marks […]