Student spotlight: 3L Dallas West builds relationships through law school involvement

Law students are notorious for being busy, and 3L Dallas West is no exception. When he’s not studying for exams or attending classes, he participates in a number of student organizations. West is a member of the International Law Society, co-president of the Sports Law Club, and president of the Student Bar Association (the official […]

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic program allows students a chance to gain legal skills through real-world experiences

For many students, choosing a law school with unique clinical training opportunities is essential so students can gain on-the-job experience before they graduate. University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law student Ian Ambler  took advantage of the chance to learn new legal skills and help clients through a placement in the law school’s Low […]

University of Utah S.J. Quinney 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 law school, national leader in environmental law and growing powerhouse in the field of health law are reflected in newly released rankings of best U.S. law schools. According to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools, the […]

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 […]

“The Constitution and Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump” subject of 53rd Annual William H. Leary Lecture on March 6

Since the U.S. Supreme Court has become increasingly conservative under the administration of President Donald Trump, speculation about the future of Roe v. Wade —the landmark decision n 1973 that made abortion legal in all 50 states —has become a hot-button political issue. In Utah in particular, many issues tied to reproductive justice are before […]

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. Eighty-five members of the Class of 2019 are expected to graduate at Kingsbury Hall. Seventy-five spring graduates will join 10 law students who graduated in […]

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law named among top schools for practical training by PreLaw magazine

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s strong clinical program, simulation courses, Pro Bono Initiative and other opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience before graduation has propelled the college to be named among the best law schools in the nation for practical legal training, according to newly released rankings by PreLaw magazine, a publication […]

Law student Daniel Surfass finds passion for public defense with pro bono work

When Daniel Surfass began law school in 2016, he wasn’t sure what career path he wanted to follow. He just knew that he wanted to help people. “I wanted to make some sort of impact,” he said. “A lot of people see lawyers as being the bad guy, and I wanted to break that stereotype […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law environmental law program receives “A+” ranking from preLaw magazine

For students interested in environmental law, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is the place to be. According to newly released rankings from preLaw magazine, a publication of The National Jurist, the College of Law is among the top environmental law programs in the country. preLaw magazine gave the College of Law […]