Utah Law Professors & Utah Law Student Admission

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Utah does not have  special laws that enables law professor to practice in the state.

Law Students

Law students are able to practice law in Utah courts on a limited basis. Utah law students admission certification requires students to meet the following:

  • Show good character and legal competence
  • Certify in writing that they understand the Utah rules of professional conduct
  • Certify in writing that they understand the Utah Supreme Court rules
  • Be apart of a clinical law practice program at the University of Utah Law School
  • Can not receive any compensation for their representation, but they may be compensated if they are in employment of legal aid bureaus, attorneys, public defender organizations or by the state.

Utah Law Student Admission: Limited Practice

Utah law student admission or ability to practice law depends on a few things. However, in general, Utah law student admission toward a limited basis, enables them to participate in the following activities. This list is not all-encompassing but touches on the most common issues the legal student can engage in or represent a client on:

  • Civil Matters of the local courts (with clients consent)
  • Criminal Matters, misdemeanor in nature in the local courts (with clients consent).
  • In both above matters the supervising attorney must be present except in municipal, magistrate or justice courts.
  • Law students can however practice the following outside of the general supervisor o a supervising attorney
    • Prepare motions, briefs pleadings, and other legal documents, as long as they are signed by the supervising attorney
    • Assist indigent individuals and inmates who request information in regards to post conviction assistance