Dryer honored for innovation in legal education

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Randy Dryer has been recognized with a Fastcase 50 award, which honors entrepreneurs, innovators, and trailblazers  who have charted a new course for the delivery of legal services. The Fastcase awards have been given annually since 2011 and Dryer joins a distinguished list of law professor […]

2L Angie Portel describes summer clinical work in Ranchi, India

S.J. Quinney College of Law 2L Angie Portel is spending the summer in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India working with Maitri India as part of her Clinical coursework. Portel wrote the blog post (below) for Maitri, after interviewing migrant workers. The post was originally published on MaitriIndiaBlog.org. Right to Identity for Migrant Workers I am Angie Portel, Juris Doctor Candidate Class […]

2016 grad Walsh quoted by U. S. Commission on Civil Rights

Recent S.J. Quinney College of Law graduate Vanessa Walsh was quoted by the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights for her work with the Public Policy Clinic and the School-to-Prison Pipeline. The Oklahoma Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a report following a series of panel discussions on school discipline policies and […]

Kendra Brown on being a LABS Student Fellow

By Kendra Brown for BiolawToday.org. For the 2015-2016 academic year I had the incredible opportunity to work as a Biolaw Fellow for the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences. My fellowship worked in conjunction with my position as the Student Director of the Medical-Legal Clinic through S.J. Quinney’s Pro Bono Initiative. The Medical-Legal Clinic provides […]

Anikka Hoidal on being a LABS Student Fellow

By Anikka Hoidal for BiolawToday.org. Being a fellow is the most rewarding experience of my law school career. This year I had the opportunity to work on a number of research projects under the guidance of Dr. Francis and Professor Brown. Among my favorite experiences this year was joining Dr. Francis and Professor Brown at the […]

Class of 2016 sets record for hours of public service and experiential learning

The S.J. Quinney College of Law class of 2016 set a new record for per-capita public service and experiential learning, averaging 122 hours per student, per year. The class earned a total of 44,809 hours of learning-service including Clinical and Pro Bono work over their 1L-3L years. High levels of student participation are a key driver of the College of Law’s rank as […]

Protecting the Victims of the “Victimless Crime”

By Samuel Hall for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. As of the last estimate conducted by the Fondation Scelles (an organization dedicated to fighting global sexual exploitation) there are approximately one million prostitutes in the United States. According to comprehensive studies on the subject, more than 70% of these prostitutes were sexually abused as a direct precursor to prostitution. […]

Law students’ efforts on behalf of teen defendant mentioned in Salt Lake Tribune

A law professor and team of students from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law who petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take on the case of Robert Cameron Houston were mentioned in The Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday. Professor Michael Teter on Nov. 20 filed a petition for a Writ of Certiorari […]

Human Trafficking and Transnational Enforcement

By Amanda Ulland for GlobalJusticeBlog.com Human trafficking is often considered to be modern day slavery.[1]  Human trafficking, in the transnational sense, is the process in which people are recruited or taken from their country of origin and transported to a destination in a foreign country where they are exploited for the purposes of forced labor, […]

Public Policy Clinic work cited in Deseret News op-ed

The work of the Public Policy Clinic on the School-to-Prison Pipline is cited in a May 5, 2016 op-ed in the Deseret News titled, “My view: The Youth PROMISE Act shifts focus to proactive.” At a middle school in Utah, two Native American boys were caught drinking cans of Dr. Pepper they took without permission […]