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Rocky Mountain Innocence Center clears name of man wrongfully convicted of aggravated sexual assault

The Rocky Mountain Innocence Center (RMIC)  has cleared the name of a man wrongfully convicted of aggravated sexual assault more than two decades ago. Utah Third District Court Judge Royal I. Hansen signed an order on Sept. 10 exonerating Christopher Wickham, who spent 15 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Led by […]

Law student Taylor Webb named recipient of the inaugural Glenn C. and Bruhneild R.Hanni Scholarship

Taylor Webb grew up in a family whose career backgrounds were predominately geared toward the medical field, but the Las Vegas native always felt more at home in a courtroom setting. She participated in mock trial while in high school in Nevada and when the time came to choose a college, moving to neighboring state […]

From Harm to Healing event features victim in Netflix “Making of a Murderer” case

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jensie Anderson with the Rocky Mountain Innocence Clinic organized an event titled, From Harm to Healing: Addressing the Collateral Damages of Wrongful Convictions. One of the speakers case at the event was featured in the Netflix documentary, “Making of a Murderer.” Read the full story here […]

Anderson quoted in The Salt Lake Tribune on DNA testing appeal

Professor Jensie Anderson was quoted in a March 31, 2016 story in The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Two convicted Utah killers get another chance to argue for DNA testing.” Adrian Gordon and Jimmy Dean Reinhard are being represented by Anders on and the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center. In separate 4-0 rulings, the high-court justices sent the cases […]

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law hosts “Evidence-Based Decisions for Policy: The Case of Eye-Witness Identification” on Nov. 9.

Jennifer Thompson-Cannino knew she’d identified the man who brutally raped her from a photo lineup in 1984. Then a 22-year-old college student, Thompson-Cannino awoke in her apartment when she heard a noise in her bedroom. Moments later, she was sexually assaulted. During the ordeal, she vowed to survive —and paid attention to her assailant’s features […]

Pro Bono Week Event with Sara Kruzan Draws Media

On October 28, 2015, the Pro Bono Initiative office at the S.J. Quinney College of Law hosted an event title, “Sara Kruzan’s Story: Resilience, Survival, & Pro Bono Advocacy” At the age of 11, Sara Kruzan was forced into a life of drugs, violence, and sexual exploitation. After a decision that changed her life forever, […]

Anderson Quoted on Movement to Abolish Death Penalty in Utah

Jensie Anderson, Clinical Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted by several media outlets in October 2015 about the current debate over abolishing the death penalty in Utah. In a Salt Lake Tribune article, Anderson, who also serves as Legal Director with the Rocky Mountain Innocence Project, suggested that […]

Anderson to Present CLE on Eyewitness ID in Las Vegas

On May 30, Jensie Anderson, Clinical Professor of Law, will present a CLE on eyewitness identification in Las Vegas. Titled “Mistaken Eyewitness Identification: What’s at Stake and What Can be Done About It?”, the CLE runs from 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and will be held in the UNLV William S. Boyd School, Thomas and […]

Modern ‘Count of Monte Cristo’ to Speak at College of Law

// see related news story // Modern ‘Count of Monte Cristo’ to Speak at College of Law Nov. 29   The Utah Student Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers at the S.J. Quinney College of Law presents a lunchtime presentation by Darryl Burton, convicted of murder in the early 1980s and exonerated in 2008. S.J. Quinney […]