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 »
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 »
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 »
3L Dara Cohen was the receipient of the 2012 Utah Experiences Pro Bono Student Award, reflecting her commitment to volunteer service and learning. During law school, she took full advantage of the College of Law’s many externship opportunities, including volunteering at the Street Law Clinic and completing clinical placements at the ACLU, Utah Legal Services, and the 3rd District Court. In the ... Keep reading »
October 30, 2013
Students from the Public Policy Clinic are providing workshops in the community. These are free to attend.
Hartland Partnership Center: October 26, 2:00 p.m.1578 West 1700 South, Salt Lake CityLied Boys & Girls Club: October 28, 4:00 p.m.464 South Concord Street, Salt Lake CityCapitol West Boys & Girls Club: November 5, 4:30 p.m.567 West 300 North, ... Keep reading »
October 16, 2013
The environmental clinic continues to provide valuable services to the community and hands-on-learning opportunities for students. Supervised by Clinical Associate Professor Jamie Pleune, the Utah Environmental Law Clinic is designed to introduce students to a variety of methods and styles of environmental protection and to engage them on legal and ethical questions that arise in the practice of environmental law. The course ... Keep reading »
The College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative (PBI) provides free legal advice to the underserved in the community who otherwise would lack access to the justice system. PBI also offers skill-building legal opportunities to law students, who work under the direct supervision of volunteer attorneys. Recently, two participants, Jonathan Thorne, supervising attorney, and Daniel Black, rising 3L, provided relief for a client ... Keep reading »
John Wiethorn, a 3L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Student Director of the Street Law Clinic, was recently interviewed on KNRS’ show “Feedback with Abby Bonnell.” In the 15-minute interview, he discusses the Street Law Clinic, the Pro Bono Initiative, and the clinical programs at the College of Law.
The interview, which airs on a number ... Keep reading »
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative (PBI) was profiled in a March 20 Daily Utah Chronicle article, “pro bono clinics give law students experience.”
The article focuses on PBI’s Street Law Clinic, and includes interviews with 3L John Wiethorn, the clinic's student director, and 1L Brett Hastings.
Wiethorn and Hastings agree that clinics provide law students with ... Keep reading »