Roberta Achtenberg, a 1975 University of Utah College of Law graduate who President Obama appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2011, will be the commencement speaker at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on May 15.

U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Roberta Achtenberg to deliver 2015 commencement address at University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law

(March 25, 2015) —Roberta Achtenberg, a 1975 University of Utah College of Law graduate who President Obama appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2011, will be the commencement speaker at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on May 15. Achtenberg is a civil rights attorney with more than 30 years of senior-level Read More

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Rob Butters, an assistant professor at the College of Social Work who is also director of the Utah Criminal Justice Center at the University of Utah, served as an expert witness for the defense team representing a teenager accused of murdering 15-year-old Anne Kasprzak in 2012. Butters enlisted the help of students in his forensic social worker class to work on the case to give them real-life experience in the field.

Students at University of Utah College of Social Work take a front seat on defense team in murder case

(March 24, 2015) —Details of the case haunted the normally quiet suburban community of Draper, Utah: On March 11, 2012, the body of a severely beaten 15-year-old girl turned up in the Jordan River. Few clues —outside of a bloody sneaker belonging to the victim, identified as Anne Grace Kasprzak —initially emerged. For more than Read More

A team of University of Utah students won the national Policy Solutions Challenge USA competition in Washington D.C.

University of Utah students win national Policy Solutions Challenge in Washington D.C.

(March 23, 2015) —For the second year in a row, a team of University of Utah students has won the national Policy Solutions Challenge USA competition in Washington D.C. U students Christopher Collard, Gavin Noyes, Tyler Murdock and Liz Larsen earned top honors on Saturday for their multipronged approach to creating policy solutions designed to Read More

Professor Lawrence H. Gostin of Georgetown University will deliver the  49th Annual Leary Lecture at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on March 10.

Ebola epidemic is topic of William H. Leary Lecture at S.J. Quinney College of Law

March 6, 2015 —The West African Ebola epidemic caused thousands of deaths, many of them avoidable. What if a health response had been better coordinated? The Ebola epidemic has become a pivotal moment for the World Health Organization, spurring its need for fundamental reform. That issue is at the center of the upcoming William H. Read More

University of Utah students win Policy Solutions Challenge

Could policy solutions researched by University of Utah students set the stage for improved water conservation and sustainability efforts in the future?

March 5, 2015 —For those living in the west, concern over droughts and a scarcity of water in the future are issues on the minds of many. But supplying an adequate and affordable supply of drinking water to citizens isn’t a quandary limited to Utah: across the U.S., communities are assessing how to handle what’s Read More