Law graduates embark on diverse career tracks

Do law school graduates automatically become attorneys? That’s the assumption of many, but a law degree can lead a graduate to many places that are far outside the courtroom. A lot can be said about the character and identity of University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law alumni. Many graduates take the path to […]

Alumna Joan O’Brien’s legal fight to save The Salt Lake Tribune

Chances are if you studied at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, at one point in your student career you picked up a copy of Utah’s largest newspaper, The Salt Lake Tribune, to catch up on the daily news. Like other newspapers across the country, The Tribune in recent years has suffered from a shrinking […]

Alumnus Bruce Maak named Lawyer of the Year by Utah State Bar

Bruce Maak, a 1974 College of Law alum, was named the 2016 Lawyer of the Year by the Utah State Bar. Bruce grew up in a rural, impoverished area of New Mexico and attended the University of New Mexico and University of Utah as an undergraduate, earning in 1969 a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude. […]

Alumnus Dane Nolan named Judge of the Year by Utah State Bar

The Hon. C. Dane Nolan, a 1986 College of Law alum, was named the 2016 Judge of the Year by the Utah State Bar. Hon. C. Dane Nolan was appointed to the Third District Juvenile Court in May 2003 by Governor Michael O. Leavitt. He serves in the Third Judicial District, which includes Salt Lake, […]

Alumni Highlight: July 2016 Alumnus Jimmy Gurule

Professor Jimmy Gurule, ’80, is an internationally known expert in the field of international criminal law, specifically, terrorism, terrorist financing, and anti-money laundering.  On June 23, 2016, Professor Gurule testified before the Congressional Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing.  In that testimony he offered recommendations to enhance the U.S. government’s counterterrorist financing efforts, including sanctions […]

Alumnus Enquist elected Treasurer of the Health Law Section of the Utah Bar

Alumnus Jeffrey Enquist was recently elected to serve as Treasurer of the Health Law Section of the Utah Bar.  Jeff graduated from the College of Law is 2013 where he served as a BioLaw fellow during his second and third years.  While in school, Jeff also served as the student director of the Pro-Bono Medical-Legal […]

College of Law at the Utah State Bar Annual Convention

On July 11, 2016, S.J. Quinney College of Law Alumni enjoyed a wonderful, hot breakfast during the Utah State Bar Annual Convention in the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in the beautiful Mistral room. The event was capped off when Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, that morning’s keynote speaker, joined the alums for breakfast.

Class Action: Alumni making news, July 2016

College of Law alumni are encouraged to submit news and press releases for sharing on this website and social media. The following promotions, news stories and successes were submitted in June 2016. Scott Driggs, Reserve JAG, Promoted to Colonel College of Law class of 1994 alumnus Scott Driggs was promoted to the rank of colonel in the […]

Class of 1960 alumnus David Sam interviewed by Deseret News on, “What it means to be an American”

U.S. District Court Judge and class of 1960 College of Law alumnus David Sam was interviewed by the Deseret News for a story titled, “What it means to be an American: Son of immigrants serves as Utah judge for three decades.” And so here is the son, the honorable Judge David Sam, the youngest of […]

Alumni Highlight: June 2016 Alumna Helen Serassio

Helen Serassio, ’00, is Special Counsel for the Federal Transit Administration in Washington, D.C.  She brings more than twelve years of experience at the U.S. Department of Transportation to her role as Special Counsel for the award and oversight of the $10.4 billion in relief funds for response to damages from 2012’s Hurricane Sandy.  Helen’s […]