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New Initiative Studies “Ecosystem” of Abuse

Jan 04, 2023

Spurred on by story of boy’s death, Bystander Initiative seeks to prevent future harm. By Suzi Morales   Professor Amos Guiora’s office looks pretty typical […]

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2L Amy Nichole Briceno awarded fellowship at Utah Center for Legal Inclusion

Dec 15, 2022

This is an excerpt of an article originally published by the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion (UCLI). Amy Nichole Briceno, a 2L student at Utah […]

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Utah Law’s Student Bar Association ready for fresh start after COVID-19

Nov 03, 2022

It’s just past noon on a Wednesday. A handful of students trickle in to the bright and airy room on the second floor of the […]

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SJQ students participate in the Golden Rule Project

Oct 19, 2022

Two College of Law students have been awarded grants from the Golden Rule Project, whose mission is to promote the power of treating others the […]

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Legal Services and Joy at the Pro Bono Initiative

Oct 19, 2022

By Suzi Morales It’s a weekday evening at the University Neighborhood Partners Hartland Partnership Center. A handful of women, many with young children in tow, […]

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3L Victoria Tomoko Carrington uses love of science to build a career in patent law

Oct 13, 2022

During her time in undergraduate working towards a degree in biochemistry, it was medical school – not law school – that was on Victoria Tomoko […]

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Wallace Stegner Center Receives Major Gift from C. Comstock Clayton Foundation

Oct 03, 2022

The S.J. Quinney College of Law is honored to announce that the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment has received a new […]

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3L Joe Marshall explores data privacy law

Sep 21, 2022

Joe Marshall grew up in a family of lawyers – which means he decidedly did NOT want to be one himself. Instead, he was working […]

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Utah Law hosts leadership lunches for first-year students

Sep 14, 2022

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law recently began hosting Jackson Howard Leadership Lunches again to help connect alumni and first-year law students. […]

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Welcoming Utah Law’s newest students

Sep 02, 2022

This month we welcomed our new JD and MLS classes to the S.J. Quinney College of Law. We’re thrilled to celebrate their academic achievements, as […]

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Stegner Center Student Scholarship Recipients and Writing Awards

Sep 01, 2022

The Stegner Center oversees a rich array of scholarships, fellowships, and awards for College of Law students, ranging from cash awards for outstanding papers to […]

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2L Anjana Kanth strengthens writing skills with judicial internship

Aug 31, 2022

As a proud University of Utah student during her undergrad years, Anjana Kanth already had the S.J. Quinney College of Law on her radar when […]

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Utah Law launches traveling interview program for students

Aug 25, 2022

The Career Development Office at the S.J. Quinney College of Law recently launched a traveling interview program to allow students to explore out-of-state opportunities. “We […]

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Rising 2L Anthony Tenney fights for worker rights

Aug 02, 2022

March of 2020 and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic brought about huge societal and economic changes around the globe. Anthony Tenney was among the […]

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Recent Utah Law grads elected to Order of the Coif

Jul 19, 2022

The following recent graduates from the Class of 2022 have been elected to the Order of the Coif by the faculty of the S.J. Quinney […]

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Rising 3L Meg Glasmann explores opportunities and builds community at Utah Law

Jul 15, 2022

Four years into a psychology PhD program, and on the brink of matching into a fellowship that would lead to a career as a neuropsychologist, […]

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Recent U Law grad Bernadine Ott pushes for representation and accessibility in the legal field

Jun 06, 2022

“Why not law school?” Bernadine Ott was working in the University of Utah U Card office as the end of her time as a political […]

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Utah Law’s Creative Advocacy Lab designs unique solutions for underserved communities

May 24, 2022

  By Suzi Morales When Hannah Sakalla was applying for a clinic for her second year of law school, she expected to answer questions about […]

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Utah Law celebrates the many accomplishments of the graduating class of 2022

May 18, 2022

The S.J. Quinney College of Law class of 2022 graduated on Friday, May 13th. The Utah Law community is extraordinarily proud of this impressive group […]

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In-class moot court gives students a look at criminal justice system

Apr 28, 2022

On April 6th, Professor Paul Cassell’s Crime Victims’ Rights class looked a little different. In this seminar-style class, time in the classroom usually involves Cassell […]

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Utah Law students attend week-long human rights seminar in England

Apr 14, 2022

Third-year law students Bernadine Ott, Kim Koeven, and Scott McMurtrey recently spent a week in England learning about human rights, armed conflict, foreign policy, peacemaking, […]

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Utah Law conducts student-led counterterrorism simulation as Russia-Ukraine War and other major global events unfold

Apr 13, 2022

On April 8th, the College of Law held a live simulation exercise as part of the Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism course. The event simulated fictional […]

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3L Jessi Maupin thrives with experiential learning & carves a path in IP law

Apr 07, 2022

With an undergraduate degree in engineering and four years working as a civil engineer under her belt, shifting to the book-heavy world of law school […]

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1L Maria Fernandez hopes to make a difference as a public defender

Mar 24, 2022

When Maria Fernandez took an internship at a homeless shelter in Santa Fe, it was mostly because she liked the area and wanted to stick […]

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Utah Law raises over $10,000 for Native student scholarships

Mar 16, 2022

Alumni, donors, and supporters of the S.J. Quinney College of Law recently raised over $10,000 for the David Arapene Cuch Endowed Scholarship Fund, a scholarship […]

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Student Spotlight: 1L Jesus Salazar hopes to be a voice for the voiceless

Mar 09, 2022

Jesus Salazar was casually considering law school as an option — but when his family and friends faced incidents of discrimination based on their race, […]

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Utah Law students succeed at transactional law competition

Mar 03, 2022

A team of students from the S.J. Quinney College of Law recently received top honors at a transactional law competition. Daniel Robinson, Eliza Burnett, Freedom […]

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Utah Law recognized for academic experience, professor accessibility, and more

Feb 24, 2022

The Princeton Review recently released their 2022 Best Law Schools list, where they rank the top 100 law schools according to several important factors. When […]

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Utah Law MLS student wins gold at Winter 2022 Olympics

Feb 24, 2022

Ashley Caldwell, a current Master of Legal Studies student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, recently won gold at the Winter 2022 Olympics in […]

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SBA President Hilary Adkins finds her voice with student involvement

Jan 26, 2022

After being bullied for a speech impediment growing up, the idea of law school really scared Hilary Adkins. She wasn’t sure she could stand up […]

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Utah Law Incoming Class Recognized for Impressive Stats

Jan 06, 2022

The American Bar Association recently released the admissions data for the fall 2021 incoming class of law students. These important figures are a determination of […]

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Student veteran Michael Meszaros aims to gives voice to the voiceless

Nov 10, 2021

As a commander of an airborne company in the U.S. Army, Michael Meszaros shouldered a lot of leadership responsibility. He based his leadership style on […]

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SJQ Women’s Law Caucus launches new mentorship program

Oct 27, 2021

Talley Ransil, like most incoming law students, felt a lot of stress as she began her time at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. She […]

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Law student Andres Cervantes draws inspiration from hardworking family members

Sep 22, 2021

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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Law student Madalin Rooker fights for gender equity at summer job

Aug 10, 2021

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

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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Law student Alyssa Florack researches important environmental issues at summer internship

Jul 25, 2021

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

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

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

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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Rising 3L Dy Thurgood spends summer advocating for disability rights

Jul 13, 2021

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

Jul 01, 2021

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

Jun 10, 2021

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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Law students succeed in competition focused on women in politics

Apr 27, 2021

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

Apr 15, 2021

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

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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