Schwendiman, ’76, Nominated Chief Prosecutor of the EU’s Special Investigative Task Force

David Schwendiman, a 1976 University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law graduate, has been nominated Chief Prosecutor for the European Union Special Investigative Task Force (SITF). He takes over from Clint Williamson, who was the SITF Chief Prosecutor from October 2011 until August 2014. Schwendiman brings a wealth of professional and academic experience in […]

Utah Air National Guard Base Renamed After Brig. Gen. Roland Wright, ’58

In November 2014, the Utah Air National Guard Base was renamed after Brig. Gen. Roland Wright, a 1958 graduate of the University of Utah College of Law who practiced law in the Salt Lake City area for more than 30 years. Wright, whose distinguished military career spanned three decades, flew 200 combat hours with the 357th Fighter […]

Moot Court Teams Excel at Regional Competition in Phoenix

At the Regional Moot Court Competition held November 8, 2014, in Phoenix, both teams from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law advanced to the semi-final rounds, and one, the team of Clay Hardman, Matthew Church and Christopher Bond, will proceed to the National Finals in New York City. Four schools participated in […]

’67 Alumni Judge Raymond Uno Awarded Japan Imperial Decoration

From the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver: Japan Imperial Decoration The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette conferred upon Judge Raymond S. Uno, Former President of National Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) The Consulate-General of Japan in Denver is pleased to announce that Judge Raymond S. Uno, a former National President of […]

Negotiation Teams Excel at ABA Regional Competition

On November 7-8, 2014, four students from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law participated in the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition in Seattle, Washington. The students competed in two teams, consisting of:  Brett Hastings and Jason Dutson; and Kayla Quam and Nicholas Hughes. The Utah teams performed extraordinarily well, placing fourth and eighth overall, respectively, […]

UMBA Banquet Celebrating Accomplishments Honors U Law Graduates

On September 25, the Utah Minority Bar Association (UMBA) held its annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet at the Natural History Museum of Utah. A capacity crowd of 250 celebrated the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Achievements of Utah’s Minority Attorneys. The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law was well represented at the […]

Former Bar President Snow to Celebrate Pro Bono Service at College of Law on Oct. 20

Beginning Monday, October 20, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will kick off Utah Celebrates Pro Bono 2015, an annual event designed to highlight the importance of pro bono service. Utah Celebrates Pro Bono begins at 12:15 p.m. in the College of Law’s Sutherland Moot Courtroom. Featured speaker Rod Snow is shareholder […]

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. […]

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 […]