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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

STUDENTS: SJQ Federalist Society Co-Presidents seek to provide greater diversity of thought and ideas

The Federalist Society is an organization that seeks to “promote the proper role of the Judiciary, that is, to determine what the law is, and not what it ought to be,” explained Luke Freedom Hansen, a third year JD/MBA candidate and current co-president of the Federalist Society Chapter of the S.J. Quinney College of Law. […]

STUDENTS: 2L Zachary Scott dedicates his extra time to removing barriers for other diverse students

For Zachary Scott, 2L at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the highlight of his law school experience has been his class – the class of 2022. “Even though half our law school experience has been remote, the relationships that I’ve built with my peers will last forever,” said Scott. Scott has also enjoyed the […]

Princeton Review names S.J. Quinney College of Law among best law schools in the nation

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College Law is one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools, according to new survey results released by The Princeton Review today.  The education services company includes the College of Law in the release of its “Best Law Schools 2021” rankings. The College of Law notably received praise for […]

STUDENTS: 3L Sarah Martinez aspires to help minority communities and the environment

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone but one thing that 3L Sarah Martinez has learned this year is that she is exactly where she needs to be. “I am so committed to this,” she said about finishing her J.D. at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. “Environmental justice is my passion.” Martinez came […]

College of Law named a “Best Value” law school by PreLaw magazine

For the eighth year in a row, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law has been named a “Best Value” law school by PreLaw magazine, a publication of The National Jurist. The newest set of rankings were released on Nov. 6.  The publication gave the College of Law a grade of A- for […]

STUDENTS: Meet new Student Bar Association President Taylor Stephensen Beal

A strong support system is essential for withstanding the rigors of law school, and no one understands that more that Student Bar Association President Taylor Stephensen Beal. When she began her time at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, she wasn’t sure if she’d ever see graduation day. “I really struggled through my 1L year,” […]