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  Sep 23, 2014   |   Last update: August 4, 2014 @ 8:21 am

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Poverty Law Clinic

Students enrolled in the Poverty Law Seminar may do a poverty-law oriented placement at Utah Legal Services, Legal Aid Society, Disability Law Center, etc. without taking the Lawyering Skills class. Students may also intern with other non-profits that work on policy matters, such as Voices for Utah Children, Utah Health Policy Project, Crossroads Urban Center. See Prof. ... Keep reading »

Environmental Law Clinic

There are currently two openings in the Environmental Law Clinic, which is offered during the fall and spring semesters. The clinic is designed to expose students to the wide variety and complexity of environmental regulation and enforcement by seeing it in action on a local level.   This year, for the first time, the clinic is partnering with the ... Keep reading »

Civil Clinic – Learn essentials of practice

Learn the essentials of law practice -- interviewing and counseling clients, negotiating, advocating, drafting – in areas of law that are relevant to people. Here are some popular Civil Clinic placements, and recent students’ comments about their experiences. Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake City: This summer three students are handing divorce, custody, and domestic violence cases. One recent student reports: I have ... Keep reading »

SJQ Clinical Program Lauded

According to the PreLaw magazine (2013) only Yale Law School offers more live clinical opportunities than our Clinical Program! The National Jurist magazine gives SJQ an “A” (12th in the nation) as one of the “Best Schools for Practical Training.” So, y’all . . . . Take advantage of these opportunities! Learn to practice law!

Cassell, Utah Appellate Clinic Appeal Lower Court Decision on Environmental Crimes to Fifth Circuit

May 14, 2014 – University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell, with help from students at the University of Utah Appellate Clinic, today filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit asking the court to overturn a district court decision awarding no restitution to twenty environmental crime victims.  The case involves a criminal ... Keep reading »

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Case Handled by Utah Appellate Clinic

January 27, 2014 — The U.S. Supreme Court today denied review in Hoagland v. Ada County, a case handled by the Utah Appellate Clinic. In this matter,  the petitioner, Rita Hoagland, argued that negligence by Ada County led to the suicide of her son while he was detained in the Ada County Jail. The Idaho Supreme Court sided with Ada County and found ... Keep reading »

Clinical Program Info Session

This event is for rising and current 2L's 12:15 p.m., Room 106Come learn about the clinic experience and about what clinics are being offered this summer. More info coming soon!

College of Law Climbs to Second in National Jurist’s Rankings of Top Schools for Clinics

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  The University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law ranks second in the nation, just behind Yale Law School, for student clinical opportunities, according to data compiled by the National Jurist magazine. “This recognition affirms our long-standing commitment to preparing students for practice by providing myriad opportunities for hands-on learning,” said Professor Linda F. Smith, Director of the college’s Clinical Program. “It is ... Keep reading »

Public Policy Clinic Students Publish Salt Lake Tribune and Spanish Language Op-Eds

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On October 20, four students in Professor Emily Chiang’s Public Policy Clinic, Trace Downey, Mary Milner, Maureen Minson and Christopher Pieper, published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune. Their editorial, “Don’t Suspend kids for behavior; it makes them drop out,” focuses on the “overuse of discipline in schools” a practice that the authors argue contributes to high dropout rates and other ... Keep reading »
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