Nelson, ’92, Sworn In as Chair of ABA’s Family Law Section

Lori W. Nelson, ’92, was recently sworn in as the incoming chair of the American Bar Association Family Law Section. In this role, she will oversee the association’s governing body and more than 10,000 lawyers, associates and student members throughout the world. She is a member of the Collaborative Family Lawyers of Utah, and has […]

Rosier, ’98, to Return as Executive Director of Indian Legal Program at ASU Law School

Kathlene “Kate” Rosier, ’98, is returning as the executive director of the Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Rosier, who left ASU in 2011 to become the assistant general counsel for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, served as the Indian Legal Program’s director for 11 years. […]

3L Hosman Selected as Carnegie Council Ethics Fellow

3L Justin Hosman has been selected as the Carnegie Council Ethics Fellow for the Future for the year 2014-15. He was nominated by Deen Chatterjee, Senior Fellow at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and a Global Ethics Fellow of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York City. This appointment […]

College of Law Announces Award, Fellowship and Scholarship Recipients

September 23, 2014 — The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law has announced its list of award, fellowship and scholarship recipients for the Classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015.   Deans Award Stephen Dent `14 Alexandrea Nelson `15 Jeremy Brodis `16   Faculty Award Bret Evans `14 Larissa Lee `15 Zach Williams `16 […]

Former Professor Sanford Kadish Passes September 5, 2014

Sanford Kadish, former University of Utah College of Law professor and later dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law, died of kidney failure on September 5 at age 92. After graduating from Columbia Law School in 1948, he practiced law for three years in New York before joining the faculty at the University of […]

Administrative Law Judge John T. Vernieu, `50, Passes June 11, 2014

The Honorable John T. Vernieu, ’50, retired administrative law judge for the state of New York, died peacefully at home in Murrieta, California, on June 11, 2014, a week after his 91st birthday. A native of Ogden, he had a long and varied law career. Recruited by the Nelson A. Rockefeller administration, he became an […]

Scholars to Consider Issue of Corporate Personhood in 31st Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate

Should Corporations Be Treated As People under the U.S. Constitution? What constitutional rights should be afforded to corporations? Supporters of corporate personhood argue that corporations are organizations of people and therefore should not be deprived of their rights under the U.S. Constitution. Opponents counter that the doctrine of corporate personhood allows corporations to wield undue […]

Hill, ’02, Named New Utah Director of OSHA

Chris Hill, a 2002 graduate of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been appointed the new Utah Occupational Safety and Health Administration director. Prior to his appointment, he worked as assistant general counsel for Federated Capital Corporation and managed the regional collection office located in Salt Lake City. He also worked […]

Warthen Receives 2014 WestPac Award for Service to Law Library

  Lee Warthen, Law Librarian and Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been selected to receive the 2014 WestPac Distinguished Member Award. WestPac is the Western Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries. The award recognizes a history of service to the Chapter or exceptional service and/or […]

Fordham Loan Repayment Assistance Program

The S.J. Quinney College of Law announces a new Fordham Loan Repayment Assistance Program (“Fordham LRAP”).  The new Fordham LRAP is a reconfiguration of the former Fordham Loan Forgiveness Program.  Both Programs are designed to help students working in the public interest sector repay their student loans, but the new Fordham LRAP works in tandem […]