High school students experience law school for a day through Passageways program

The lesson for the day for more than 100 high school students visiting the S.J. Quinney College of law was relatable to many teens in the audience: A 13-year-old junior high student wore a black armband to school to protest violence and her school board passed a ban on the practice to stop her, suspending […]

Scholarships – The Gift of Education

An important way to contribute to student success and strong programs The S.J. Quinney College of Law continues to be named a top-ranked law school. Scholarships play an important role in that success by keeping the College of Law competitive through recruiting highly sought-after law students, keeping student debt burdens among the lowest in the […]

Alumna Cristina Ortega to deliver 2019 commencement address

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law alumna and veteran prosecutor Cristina Ortega will be the featured speaker at the 2019 graduation ceremony for law students on May 10. Seventy-five members of the Class of 2019 are expected to graduate at Kingsbury Hall. Ortega, a 2002 graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law alumna Cecilia Romero selected to become federal magistrate judge

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law alumna Cecilia Romero has been selected to become a federal magistrate judge. The U.S. District Court for Utah announced Friday that Romero has been chosen to fill an upcoming vacancy on the federal bench. Romero will fill the vacancy created by Magistrate Judge Brooke Wells, who will […]

November alumni spotlight: Michele Christiansen Forster

Michele Christiansen Forster began law school at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in the early 1990s as part of the first incoming class in history to consist of more women than men. She’s continued to be a trailblazer since graduating and has held several positions in the public sphere, including serving […]

Free speech on college campuses subject of 35th annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate on Nov. 15

Should First Amendment rights of members of university communities be constrained if their speech undermines the mission of the university? That question will be the subject of the 35th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate on Nov. 15 at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. The debate begins at 5 p.m, with a reception […]

October alumni highlight: Meet Rick Schwermer

Rick Schwermer graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1986, launching a career that has been rich in public service. Schwermer has served with the Utah State Courts since 1990, and as assistant state court administrator since 1995. Among other duties, he has served as the judiciary’s representative to the Utah Legislature; coordinated […]

Alumna Moeinvaziri honored with the Catherine Caputo Hoskins Emerging Leader Award from the Community Action Partnership of Utah

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law alumna Melissa (“Mel”) Moeinvaziri has received the Catherine Caputo Hoskins Emerging Leader Award from the Community Action Partnership of Utah (CAP Utah). Each year, CAP Utah holds an annual Poverty Conference to train professionals and volunteers in the nonprofit, government and business sectors whose work is focused on alleviating […]

SCHOLARSHIP: Utah Law Review Opportunity Fund

The Utah Law Review Society was founded in 1948 with the purpose of serving the interests of students, the bench, the Utah State Bar and surrounding areas. Since then, its scope has expanded to include legal issues of importance both domestically and internationally. The Utah Law Review is a student-run organization, with all editorial and organizational decisions […]

ALUMNI: Why Reunions Have Meaning

By Lori Nelson We are in the middle of this fall’s reunion planning cycle and it occurred to me that while I really want alumni to attend their reunions I hadn’t really thought through why.  It was the “why” that caught my attention. I know, for my own reunion last year, I was very excited […]