ALUMNI: Meet Hannah Follender

Hannah Follender has quickly established an interesting career in the law since graduating in 2018. She’s currently  a U.S. patent attorney at Workman Nydegger in Salt Lake City with an interest in the intersection of law and cannabis. While at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, she served as the articles editor on the Utah […]

Contreras promotes coronavirus IP pledge

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras is among a group of lawyers and scientists who are starting a new intellectual property pledge designed to encourage companies and universities to release their IP in the fight against the coronavirus. The project, “Open COVID Pledge,” launched on March 30. Its goal is […]

College of Law climbs in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s strengths as a top-tier public law school, national leader in environmental law and growing powerhouse in the field of health law are reflected in newly released rankings of best law schools. According to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of Best Graduate Schools, the College […]


Starting on Wednesday, March 18 all in-person classes at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law for the remainder of the semester will be held online. Read the latest information on campus changes due to COVID-19 on the University of Utah’s central information portal. Law students should watch their email for additional information […]

Rosky files lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s Anti-LGBTQ Curriculum Law

UPDATE:  The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina on March 11 entered a consent decree that declares South Carolina’s 1988 discriminatory anti-LGBTQ curriculum law unconstitutional and bars its enforcement. The court’s decree comes two weeks after a federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of the high school student organization Gender and Sexuality […]

SCOTUSblog editor Amy Howe to deliver 2020 commencement address

Editor and reporter Amy Howe will be the featured speaker at the 2020 graduation ceremony for law students on May 8. An expected 93 members of the Class of 2020 are scheduled to graduate at Kingsbury Hall. The second cohort of 16 students enrolled in the newly created Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree program will also […]

U researchers find public safety risks in bail reform

By Paul Gabrielsen, science writer, University Marketing & Communications Discussions of reforming the bail system, which allows defendants to post a monetary bond and leave jail while they await trial, often turn to the question of public safety. Would people out on bail commit crimes? The answer, according to two University of Utah professors, appears […]

GIVING: Lowell Brown gives back to the U

Lowell Brown is a dedicated alumnus who provides tremendous support to the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law after graduating in 1982. In 2015, Brown, began soliciting other law alums in Southern California to name a study room in the new building.  He and his wife Sonja recently made a significant gift to their endowed fund, […]

ALUMNI: Meet Tyler Buswell

Going to law school was a delay tactic for Tyler Buswell. He had graduated with an undergraduate degree in American Studies from Utah State University and wasn’t sure what to do next. “The idea of being a lawyer seemed like it provided me lots of options—more school!—instead of getting a job,” Buswell jokes. He graduated […]

Tales of law degrees and love

No one heads to law school expecting to find love, but when you put a bunch of bright young adults together, the occasional spark is bound to fly. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we celebrate a few of the law students who found love as well as a law degree at the S.J. Quinney […]