The man behind the Mitchell Melich Scholarship

Mitchell Melich was a Utah man in every sense of the word. He earned his law degree from the University of Utah in 1934 and went on to serve the university he loved as a regent and an advisory council member. When Melich died in 1999 at the age of 87 it was no surprise […]

Class Action: Alumni making news, March 2017

Denise A. Dragoo (’76) Nominated to Utah Museum of Contemporary Art Board of Trustees Dragoo focuses her practice in natural resources and environmental law, including coal, water, mining, public land and issues affecting the oil and gas industry, mine safety and health law. Dragoo has served as a member of the Leadership Council for the […]

Alumni Highlight: Alan Sullivan

Alan Sullivan was studying 17th Century English poetry in 1969 when the course of his career path changed. He didn’t want to head to Vietnam with scores of his peers to fight in the war and knew that deferment was a possibility through enrolling in the AmeriCorps VISTA, a national service program designed to bring […]

Alumnus Richard Schwermer appointed new Utah Court Administrator

On May 1, 2017 Richard H. Schwermer will begin his new appointment as the Utah Court Administrator. Schwermer graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1986 and has served the Utah courts since 1990. Read the full article here »

Alumni Highlight: Kate Conyers

On the surface, one of the cases attorney Kate Conyers handled early in her career at the the Salt Lake County Legal Defenders Association looked impossible to beat. The defendant, her client, had signed a confession admitting to theft at Wal-Mart. Filling in for a colleague at the jury trial, Conyers first met the defendant […]

Recent graduate Joseph Rupp thwarts theft during state bar exam

Joseph Rupp (’16) noticed a suspicious person lurking in the parking lot near the state bar testing site while on a short lunch break. Rupp’s military training kicked in and he successfully retained the stolen items when he confronted the thief. See the full news story here »

Class Action: Alumni making news, February 2017

Alan Sullivan (’74) awarded distinguished alumni by the University of Utah Alumni Association The award is granted each year in recognition of alumni who have excelled professionally, served the local and national communities and supported the university in its mission. The award will be presented at the Founders Day ceremony on March 3, 2017. Founders […]

U alum Skyler Anderson shares story of deportation battle with law students

For two years, Constantine Golicov sat in a Utah County Jail, facing the possibility of deportation to Moldova —a country he’d left as a 15-year-old in 2001 to start a new life in the U.S. with his family in Utah.  His crime? He’d been placed in deportation proceedings in 2012 after a third-degree felony conviction […]

Starting a new chapter in alumni relations

Lou Cisz arrived at the University of Utah in 1986 at a time when the market was hungry for law students to join the ranks at large law firms across the country. He fell in love with bankruptcy law during a summer internship at Richards, Brandt, Miller and Nelson, finding himself in the courtroom on […]

Class Action: Alumni making news, January 2017

Mark McBride has been promoted to partner at law firm Perkins Coie (’04) Mark McBride is a member of Perkin’s Coie’s Trust & Estate Planning practice in the Bellevue office. He advises individuals and families in all aspects of trust and estate planning, focusing on multi-generational planning. He assists individuals and families on estate, gift […]