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Utah Law recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Oct 08, 2021 | Diversity

  Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors Indigenous/Native American/American Indian/Native Alaskan peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. Honoring this holiday […]

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Utah Law honors National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

Oct 05, 2021 | Diversity

In honor of National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, the S.J. Quinney College of Law asked members of the SJQ community to share their thoughts and experiences. […]

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Professor Leslie Francis receives service award at Utah judicial conference

Oct 04, 2021 | Faculty

Professor Leslie Francis recently received a Service to the Courts Award at the Utah Annual Judicial Conference.  She was recognized for her service representing people […]

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Professor Jorge Contreras forthcoming book featured by The New York Times

Sep 22, 2021 | Faculty

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras‘ forthcoming book, The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns […]

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Law student Andres Cervantes draws inspiration from hardworking family members

Sep 22, 2021 | Student

First-year law student Andres Cervantes considers his Hispanic heritage an important part of his identity. He was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and moved to the […]

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Professor Paul Cassell takes fight on behalf of Jeffrey Epstein victims to U.S. Supreme Court

Sep 17, 2021 | Criminal Law Program

Today College of Law Professor Paul Cassell filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to review whether Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual assault victims can challenge […]

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University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law DEI Update

Aug 31, 2021 | Alumni

Dear SJQ Community: One of our top goals is to create an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible (IDEA) community at the S.J. Quinney College of […]

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Meet new members of the S.J. Quinney College of Law Board of Trustees

Aug 25, 2021 | Alumni

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law had some changes recently. We say farewell and thank you to retiring board members and give […]

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Ep # 8 Paul Cassell

Aug 25, 2021 | Podcast

  Professor Paul Cassell: We’ve seen a reduction in proactive policing by law enforcement. And that’s had a, I think, a predictable consequence: homicide and […]

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Hallie Jay Pope joins S.J. Quinney to develop the Creative Advocacy Lab; Innovation for Justice partners with David Eccles School of Business.

Aug 24, 2021 | Faculty

August 23, 2021 – The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is excited to welcome Hallie Jay Pope as a visiting associate professor. […]

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Law student Madalin Rooker fights for gender equity at summer job

Aug 10, 2021 | Student

As a student athlete during her early undergraduate years, Madalin Rooker was introduced to Title IX and the role it plays in making college and […]

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Law students aid Professor Contreras in updating important property law resource

Aug 05, 2021 | Faculty

The Utah Real Property Law treatise is an important resource for property law in Utah. With property lawyers across the state relying on this treatise, […]

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Alumnus Jeffrey Tachiki finds fulfillment with trust and estate planning

Jul 29, 2021 | Alumni

Cynicism sent Jeffrey Tachiki to law school. He was in an undergraduate class, analyzing a criminal case for an honors seminar on the trial rights […]

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Law student Alyssa Florack researches important environmental issues at summer internship

Jul 25, 2021 | Student

Alyssa Florack always knew she wanted to pursue environmental public interest work and litigation, making her right at home in the top 10 environmental law […]

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Rising 3L Hanna Larsen promotes environmental conservation at summer position

Jul 19, 2021 | Student

With a strong commitment to advocating for the environment, Hanna Larsen is right at home at the S.J. Quinney College of Law.  The nationally-ranked, top […]

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Rising 2L Jacob Bandas focuses on natural resource issues with Dewsnup Fellowship

Jul 19, 2021 | Student

Even before coming to law school at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, Jacob Bandas knew he wanted to work on government natural resource issues. […]

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Rising 3L Kari James carves pathways for future tribal justices

Jul 19, 2021 | Student

With a strong desire to fight for justice and improve life in Indian Country, Kari James chose to attend the S.J. Quinney College of Law […]

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Ep #7 Teneille Brown

Jul 14, 2021 | Podcast

Teneille Brown: We’re so motivated to diagnose people’s character as either good or bad, that if we can’t hear about the way they’ve acted in […]

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Rising 3L Dy Thurgood spends summer advocating for disability rights

Jul 13, 2021 | Student

Before attending law school at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, Dy Thurgood’s career and education focused on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. […]

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More than $40k in 40 Days: Alumna Kate Conyers celebrates 40th birthday by giving back

Jul 01, 2021 | Alumni

While a party and some cake are a good way to celebrate most birthdays, Kate Conyers wanted to do something extra special for her milestone […]

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Rising 2L Amanda Gray gains valuable experience at outdoor recreation company

Jul 01, 2021 | Student

Before starting law school at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, Amanda Gray had a job she enjoyed at Vista Outdoor Inc. So, when the […]

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Contreras testifies in Senate subcommittee hearing on protecting patent quality

Jul 01, 2021 | Faculty

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras testified before the Senate subcommittee about Protecting Real Innovations by Improving Patent Quality. Click […]

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George elected to serve on the American Law Institute

Jul 01, 2021 | Erika George

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George was elected as a new member of the American Law Institute. The Institute’s mission […]

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Ep #6 RonNell Andersen Jones

Jun 23, 2021 | Podcast

Professor RonNell Andersen Jones: Depictions of the role that the press plays as a watchdog or the way that it benefits our democracy, those are […]

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Despite pandemic, moot court offers valuable hands-on learning for law students

Jun 10, 2021 | Student

With much of the law school experience transforming to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a question of whether the 2020-2021 […]

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Ruple article on fossil fuel development featured by Environmental Law Reporter

Jun 07, 2021 | Faculty

Posted on September 2, 2020 University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Research Professor John Ruple co-wrote an article with Jamie Gibbs Pluene and […]

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Ep #5 Matthew Tokson

Jun 04, 2021 | Podcast

  Mathew Tokson: We think this is a social norm, and therefore we’re going to set Fourth Amendment law based on that. And I think […]

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Ep #4 Jorge Contreras

Jun 04, 2021 | IP Program

  Jorge Contreras: At the current rate, estimates are that it’ll take four years for the whole world to be vaccinated, which is probably too […]

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Alumna Nathalie Gottschalk solves problems with her immigration law firm

Jun 01, 2021 | Alumni

Nathalie Gottschalk was feeling stuck. The woman who was born in France, raised in Ecuador and living in New York City, was working at a […]

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Utah Supreme Court hands S.J. Quinney College of Law alums major victory in transgender rights case

May 13, 2021 | Alumni

May 12, 2021—In a landmark case argued by two S.J. Quinney College of Law alums, the Utah Supreme Court ruled on May 6, 2021, that […]

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What is the U doing to address climate change?

May 10, 2021 | In the Media

You probably know that sustainability is a core value of the University of Utah, but did you know that the U is making significant progress […]

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Alumnus Jeffrey Fillerup supports students from the Navajo Nation

Apr 30, 2021 | Alumni

Jeffrey Fillerup’s career as a business trial lawyer has earned him plenty of wins in high-stakes cases, from prosecuting breach of fiduciary duty and corporate […]

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Tanana Authors Report Examining Clean Water Deficits Among Tribes

Apr 28, 2021 | Faculty

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Assistant Professor Heather Tanana was the lead author on a comprehensive analysis recently released by the Colorado […]

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Law students succeed in competition focused on women in politics

Apr 27, 2021 | Student

In terms of female representation in politics, Utah ranks well below the national average in several areas of government. Students at the University of Utah, […]

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Research from Kronk Warner and Adler Makes Sustainable Development Recommendations

Apr 22, 2021 | Faculty

Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner and Professor Robert Adler recently contributed to “Making America A Better Place for All: Sustainable Development Recommendations for the Biden Administration,” […]

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Erika George Joins Earthjustice Board of Trustees

Apr 21, 2021 | Faculty

George brings a vital array of expertise that is critical to leveraging gaps between human rights and environmental advocacy. San Francisco, CA — Earthjustice is […]

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Ep #3 Amos Guiora

Apr 16, 2021 | Podcast

Amos Guiora: The enabler is a person in a position of authority who has knowledge and makes the decision to protect the institution and ergo, […]

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Ep #2 Shima Baughman

Apr 16, 2021 | Podcast

Professor Shima Baradaran Baughman: What role are police serving in society right now? What are they doing? Are they solving crimes? Well, my paper shows […]

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Ep #1 Anna Carpenter

Apr 16, 2021 | Podcast

Professor Anna Carpenter: Uncovering what happened in the courtroom when people who are unrepresented attempt to navigate the civil justice system, you know, one way […]

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Law students see energy law in action with field trip to power substation

Apr 15, 2021 | Student

By Shelby Jarman As a top 10 environmental law school, the S.J. Quinney College of Law has several classes that focus on natural resources and […]

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3L Hilary Forbush faces imposter syndrome head-on

Apr 05, 2021 | Student

Why is it important for women lawyers to stay actively engaged in their communities? That was a question posed to Hilary Forbush, then a first-year […]

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University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law moves up in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Mar 31, 2021 | In the Media

(March 30, 2021) —The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is ranked among the top 50 law schools in the nation according to […]

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Wallace Stegner Center’s 26th Annual Symposium Featured on ABC Channel

Mar 25, 2021 | In the Media

The Wallace Stegner Center’s 26th annual symposium on “The Plastics Paradox: Societal Boon or Environmental Bane?” to be held on Thursday to Friday, March 25-26, […]

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University of Utah Releases Tribal Acknowledgment Statement

Sep 19, 2020 | In the Media

In recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Native American Heritage Month, the University of Utah is formally launching its Indigenous Land Acknowledgement on Oct.12. As […]

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Meet Sadé Turner

Aug 04, 2020 | Alumni

Sadé A. Turner’s goal to become an attorney started with stops along the way in jobs related to helping people with disabilities and domestic violence victims […]

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Meet Dustin Jansen

Oct 20, 2016 | Alumni

Dustin Jansen was preparing for a final job interview to become a law professor when he realized the value of connections made while a student […]

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