Alumna Landau to lead Utah Indigent Defense Commission

The Utah Indigent Defense Commission has announced that Joanna E. Landau, an S.J. Quinney College of Law alumna, has been hired as its executive director. Landau brings experience as a public defender with the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association to the position, where she worked for several years representing indigent criminal defendants on appeal to […]

October Alumni Spotlight: Dustin Jansen

Dustin Jansen was preparing for a final job interview to become a law professor when he realized the value of connections made while a student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. A 2006 graduate, Jansen developed great relationships with professors and fellow students during his time at the college. So as […]

Solar parking canopy dedication garners media attention

The dedication of a solar parking canopy near the S.J. Quinney College of Law on Friday, Oct.7 garnered media attention from KUER radio and Fox 13. View the coverage here.

September Alumni Spotlight: Mary Jane Ciccarello

Mary Jane Ciccarello aspired to a career in law after her children were born, realizing that she wanted a profession where she could give back to the community by helping people to solve problems. She enrolled at the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1990 at a time when the field of elder law was […]

Class Action: Alumni making news, September 2016

1994 Alumnus Greg Waddoups Becoming Senior Counsel – International at Raytheon Company Greg Waddoups, a 1994 College of Law alum, is completing his four-year assignment in Canberra, Australia as the Head of Legal for Raytheon Australia and moving to Washington DC where he will become Senior Counsel – International at Raytheon Company. Alan Freer earns […]

U law grad turned judge gives back through new Admissions and Inclusion Suite

Gilbert Martinez had a plan when he graduated from Tooele High School in 1965: Go to law school and become a lawyer someday. But when he stepped inside his high school guidance counselor’s office days before graduation to share his aspirations, his idea wasn’t met with enthusiasm. “The counselor looked at my grades and said, […]

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, […]