Rising 3L Payton Hampton expands legal skills with two summer positions

Law students are known to be overachievers, so it’s no surprise that students at the S.J. Quinney College of Law often work all summer to expand their legal skills and prepare for their future careers. Rising 3L Payton Hampton is no exception. He spent his summer working two prestigious positions halfway across the country from […]

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch surprises University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law students at orientation

Ninety new law students listened to inspiring words from Justice Gorsuch, who welcomed them to the legal profession during a symbolic swearing-in ceremony on Aug. 21 in Salt Lake City. (Aug. 21, 2020) —Incoming law students at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law received an unexpected and thrilling surprise to end their […]

STUDENTS: Lauren Brown-Hulme advocates for prisoners’ rights

As an undergraduate journalism student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lauren Brown-Hulme tackled some tough topics for the school newspaper. She wrote several articles about issues within Nebraska prisons: overcrowding, understaffing, the lack of an effective reentry programming, and more. Reporting on issues like these gave Brown-Hulme a strong desire to take on an advocacy […]

College of Law partners with Harvard to offer new online orientation modules

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law  has entered a new partnership with Harvard Law School to offer incoming  students a series of online orientation modules called Zero-L. Made up of about a dozen hours of video lectures and comprehension checks, Zero-L will provide incoming students with an overview of key features of […]

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 […]