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Meet students and alumni through our brand-new video spotlights

Sep 22, 2023

We’ve been spotlighting Utah Law students and alumni throughout the years and sharing their stories and passions. Now we have a new way to help […]

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Find out which unexpected hobby cemented 3L Joey Sandres’ decision to attend law school

Sep 20, 2023

3L Joey Sandres knew he wanted to be a lawyer ever since he was 13 years old, though he did consider pursuing a PhD in […]

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Helping people retain freedoms: Meet 3L Brooklyn Lindsey

Aug 25, 2023

3L Brooklyn Lindsey has just returned from a field placement as the Ronald Reagan fellow at the Goldwater Institute, a nonprofit that defends Americans’ rights […]

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Planning a future in reproductive justice: Meet 3L Layne Huff

Aug 16, 2023

Layne Huff studied language arts and once considered technical writing as a career but ultimately decided it was not the most rewarding way to spend […]

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From real estate to post-conviction relief: Learn more about 3L David Ostrowski’s path to law school

Aug 11, 2023

When 3L David Ostrowski started his career in secondary education, teaching French and Italian at middle and high schools in Pennsylvania for six years, he […]

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Cait McKee shares lessons learned at the Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights

Jul 28, 2023

Cait McKee, a rising 3L, has spent her summer at the Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights, a civil and human rights coalition. Since […]

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U Law announces 2023 Order of the Coif inductees

Jul 27, 2023

Congratulations to nine recent graduates from the Class of 2023 who were inducted into the Order of the Coif national honor society: Callen Aten Ellen […]

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Rising 2L Justin Hart learns about renewable energy law at Hawaiian Electric

Jul 05, 2023

Rising 2L Justin Hart traded the mountains of Salt Lake City for the sunny beaches of Honolulu, Hawaii, this summer. He began his field placement […]

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Spurgeon Fellowship recipient Bree Spaulding working in LGBTQ+ law at Lambda Legal

Jun 07, 2023

Bree Spaulding, a rising 3L student at Utah Law, was awarded the Spurgeon Fellowship, which provides a stipend for a proposed public service project or […]

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U law students help Utah refugees

May 19, 2023

By Matilyn Mortensen Ukrainian refugees had few safe options as they fled their country after Russia’s 2022 invasion. One such family ended up in Utah. […]

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Convocation: Recognizing the Class of 2023

May 15, 2023

Congratulations to the S.J. Quinney College of Law Class of 2023, who graduated Friday, May 12! Convocation ceremonies were held at Kingsbury Hall, a historic […]

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Students publish research funded by Golden Rule Project

May 10, 2023

Jensen Lillquist and Zara Guinard, who received research grants from the Golden Rule Project in 2022, have completed and published articles based on their research. […]

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SJQ Moot Court Team Roundup 2022-2023

Apr 20, 2023

Congratulations to all of our Moot Court team members and coaches! We know a lot of hard work and effort goes in to prepare for […]

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How a non-traditional path to law school can make all the difference

Apr 17, 2023

For Samantha Meeker, a 3L student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, a unique career path is something to be proud of—and she’s always […]

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Students participate in true-to-life counterterrorism simulation

Apr 06, 2023

On April 7, the College of Law held a live simulation exercise as part of the “Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism” course. The event—which is the […]

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Notching an employment law win at the Pro Bono Initiative

Apr 04, 2023

by Emily Mulligan. Statutes. Codes. Citations. Cases. With all the reading and writing and technicalities, it can be easy to forget that lawyers are ultimately […]

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Arc Fellowship recipient Austin Edens on his journey to Utah Law

Mar 20, 2023

Growing up in El Paso, Texas, 1L Austin Edens found his calling for the law while driving with his dad along the Cesar E. Chavez […]

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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 published original research funded by grants from the Golden Rule Project, whose mission is to promote the power of treating […]

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