College of Law History

A brief history of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law prepared for our 2013 Centennial Celebration.

Dear College of Law alumni

Here are just a few examples of the many ways in which you contribute regularly to the College of Law and our students:

Building Naming Opportunities

Building Naming Opportunities

Campus Gateway Building

College of Law Building at Southwest entrance to campus

Public Spaces

Physical home for the S.J. Quinney Law Library

Named for James E. Faust, prominent College of Law alumnus, made possible by gift from the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Additional library components can be separately named:

Public Reading Room (1st Floor)

Student Reading Room (2nd Floor)

Rare Book Room and Collection

Conference and Event Center (6th floor)

The top two floors will house the premier conference facility on campus, accommodating events of up to 450 people with breathtaking views of the Wasatch Mountains and Salt Lake Valley, an adjacent shaded roof garden, and rooms for receptions, breakout sessions, and meals.

Auditorium/Moot Court Room

To be named in honor of Professor John Flynn, thanks to the generosity of his former students and friends, supporters, and family.

Other conference center components can also be named separately:

Conference Atrium

Faculty Workshop Room

Conference Suite (3 flexible meeting rooms)

Professional Training Center

To be used for the National Criminal Justice Academy and other training programs for attorneys, judges and students.

Training Classroom (5th floor)
Training courtrooms (5th floor) (3)

West Foyer (1st Floor)

East Foyer (2d Floor)

Entry Plaza – external, west

Accessibility garden and path into campus

East Dining Patio

Café Dining Commons

Academic Spaces


Large (75 persons) (2)
Small (25 persons) (2)
Seminar Rooms (4)

Collaborative Research Suites (9)

Wallace Stegner Center

Law Journals
Pro Bono Initiative
Center for Global Justice
Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences
Criminal Justice Academy
Center for Innovation in Legal Education

Student Spaces

Student Lounge, Child Care Room and Patio (1st Floor)

Made possible by a [prominent SLC law firm, announcement pending]

Admissions Suite

Student Affairs Suite

Professional Development Suite

Study rooms

Large (4)
Small (14)

Faculty and Staff Spaces

Dean’s Suite

Dean’s Conference Room

Faculty and Staff Lounge

Faculty Offices (45)

Investments in Core Values and Commitments

The Sustainability Commitment

LEED Platinum design made possible by the Alternative Visions Fund of the Chicago Community Trust.

Named donors to the Green Building Fund

The Accessibility Commitment

The building will incorporate the most advanced features available to provide an accessible learning environment for persons with a full range of disabilities (mobility, sight, hearing, learning disorders).

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