Emphasis on law student well-being takes priority at College of Law

The contentiousness of high-stakes courtroom battles. The intensity of negotiations. The deadline pressure of filing the latest motion. There’s no lack of stress in the practice of law and there are days when the journey from law student to practicing attorney is no picnic either. According to surveys by the American Bar Association, the legal […]

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 this month.  The education services company includes the College of Law in the 2020 release of its annual feature, “The Best 167 Law Schools.” The College of Law […]

STUDENTS: A new support group for first-generation students

As a high school senior, Kinsie Jaramillo noticed her peers receiving college acceptance letters and eagerly waited to hear from the University of Utah. But despite her high grades and varied extracurricular activities, she heard nothing from the U. Until she got a phone call from someone on a scholarship committee. “They said that they […]

Law student Shenelle Salcido focuses on lifelong learning

Shenelle Salcido has always found herself drawn to academic and intellectual challenges, but growing up in the late 1980s and early 1990s in Utah, she felt she steered away from careers that her parents deemed too masculine. For part of her life, that meant she never considered law school. “I think that’s something unique to […]

What is social media’s role in stopping fake news?

There’s rarely a day in today’s charged political world when the phrase “fake news” doesn’t creep into the headlines. From discussion on when and if Twitter should suspend President Donald Trump’s account for ongoing inflammatory statements to ongoing debate over how corporations like Facebook should monitor and regulate the spreading of false information  through social […]

University of Utah law students see high rates of success on Utah Bar Exam

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is celebrating the accomplishments of its recent graduates who successfully passed the Utah Bar Exam. Ninety-two percent of University of Utah law students who took the exam in July passed on their first try, according to newly released statistics from the Utah State Bar. “We are […]

Arturo Thompson to lead College of Law Career Development Office

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law has named Arturo Thompson as the institution’s new assistant dean of the Career Development Office. Thompson joins the CDO team at a critical time. The office is a key part of the law school charged with offering career-related skills training and education to law students and […]

Law students assist with Salt Lake County Expungement Day

People convicted of crimes often find it difficult to get a job, find housing or go back to school, even decades after a crime occurred. These former inmates are often desperate to turn their lives around and become contributing members of society, but the barriers they face can prevent them from integrating back into their […]

Law student Cambre Roberts focuses on youth justice in Washington D.C.

When it comes to young people in the U.S. justice system, there are major issues to address. Many people consider incarceration an overly harsh punishment for most kids. There are racial and ethnic disparities in the youth justice system. And the conditions for children in custody at most detention facilities are concerning. Armed with an […]

Meet new Utah Law Review editor-in-chief Kayla Race

When Kayla Race began working as a policy researcher, she was most surprised by the politics of policy making. “Looking back, it seems obvious,” said the S.J. Quinney College of Law student. “But when I was 22 it wasn’t something I had thought about previously.” Race spent a two-year legislative term working as a researcher […]