U Law students reactivate National Lawyers Guild chapter to support Black Lives Matter movement

Like thousands of people across the world, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law student Matthew Nepute was spurred to action while trying to comprehend the horrific video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on George Floyd’s neck. With emotions running high and clashes between police and protesters making headlines nightly in response to […]

Statement from College of Law administrators in support of Black Lives Matter

Dear S.J. Quinney College of Law community: We are writing to acknowledge the profound moment we find ourselves in. If you are like us, you may be struggling to manage feelings of grief, anger, and impotence that have arisen in response to the events of the last several weeks. After experiencing a sense of foreboding […]

STUDENTS: Helping immigrants in need at the border

Scenes from immigrant detention centers at the border of the U.S. and Mexico hit home for Amitay Flores. Children separated from their parents and crammed in tight cells, sometimes sleeping on cement floors. Unsanitary conditions that don’t permit a clean place to change a diaper or wash a bottle. Cold temperatures that leave those locked […]

SJQ Moot Court Team Roundup

Congratulations to all of our Moot Court team members and coaches! We know a lot of hard work and effort goes in to prepare for and compete in the competitions. You have done SJQ proud! Here is a roundup of all the different teams who were able to compete this year. Some teams were unable to […]

Kari James honored by National Native American Law Student Association

Kari James, a first-year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law was named 1L Student of the Year by the National Native American Law Student Association (NNALSA). NNALSA was founded in 1970 to support law students who are interested in the study of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law and traditional […]

STUDENTS: Meet 2020 graduate Steffen Thomas

Not many people get to help out with pro bono legal work before they even apply to law school. But Steffen Thomas has a skill that is incredibly valuable to the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative: the ability to speak Spanish. In order to reach more community members, the Pro Bono Initiative […]

STUDENTS: Meet 2020 graduate Emily Nuvan

As a first-generation college student, Emily Nuvan had to figure out the ins and outs of higher education largely on her own – and she didn’t even have law school on her radar at first. “Growing up, I was always told I should be a lawyer,” Nuvan said. “I wasn’t sure that was a compliment, […]

Utah Supreme Court considers waiver for 2020 Bar Examination

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the Utah Supreme Court to consider different rules for the 2020 Bar Examination. The Utah Supreme Court on April 9 published a proposed Order for Temporary Amendments to the Bar Admissions Procedures During the COVID-19 Outbreak. Under the proposed Order, qualifying graduates will not be required to take the Bar […]

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 […]


Read the latest information on campus changes due to COVID-19 on the University of Utah’s central information portal. The University of Utah is now in the orange phase, using operational guidelines developed by the Project Orange campus-wide working group. Please note that in the orange phase most work will continue to occur away from campus, […]