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 […]

Finalists for Dean position to visit College of Law

The law has never played a more vital role in people’s everyday lives than it does right now. As faculty, students, and alumni engage with such timely issues as immigration, fair housing, environmental protection, civil rights, and criminal justice reform, the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law seeks to continue its tradition of […]

3L Wendy Vawdrey forges a career path in immigration law while giving back to the community

After raising six children and working as a horticulturist for 25 years, Wendy Vawdrey was ready for a new challenge. She was searching for a way to re-enter the traditional workforce and she became interested in the court system during the foster care and adoption process she went through with two of her children. That […]

2L Connor Arrington explores interests through International Law Society, student opportunities

Connor Arrington has always been fascinated with international relations and more specifically by the dynamics that create international conflicts. His educational background reflects that passion. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and international studies from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in international peace and conflict resolution from American University. While working […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law named a “best” law school by The Princeton Review

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 2019 release of its annual feature, “The Best 165 Law Schools” online at https://www.princetonreview.com/best-law-schools. “We […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative recipient of $10,000 grant from American College of Bankruptcy and American College of Bankruptcy Foundation

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative program has been selected by the American College of Bankruptcy and the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation to receive a $10,000 grant to bolster pro bono services. The U’s grant was one of 48 pro bono grants totaling $448,500 awarded to legal services […]

Panel of experts discuss PTSD, legal issues facing veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, the S.J. Quinney College of Law recently hosted a roundtable discussion with several experts about issues faced by veterans, including the legal issues surrounding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The panel of experts included: -Jim Holbrook, veteran and professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law -John Baxter, veteran, judge, and […]

3L Samuel Mehr gains perspective from volunteering to help pro bono clients

By Shelby Jarman Unlike many law students, Samuel Mehr did not always know that he wanted to go to law school. His interests lie in business and finance, and specifically social impact investing. As he was finishing up graduate work in economics at Central Michigan University in 2016, he realized that having a legal background […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law named among “best value” law schools in U.S. by preLaw magazine

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law has been named among the best value law schools in the country in the latest issue of preLaw magazine. The S.J. Quinney College of Law earned a “A” ranking for its overall value in the publication, which is issued by National Jurist magazine.  The College of […]

Student spotlight: 3L Michael Harmond stays true to his roots with pro bono work

By Shelby Jarman When Michael Harmond began law school in 2016, he was leaving behind a five-year career in nonprofit organizations including the Boys & Girls Club of America and the Fair Credit Foundation. “My background is in nonprofits, and when I came to law school, I didn’t want to lose that part of me,” […]