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 […]

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 […]

Steven Rodgers, ’92, Named Intel’s General Counsel

Steven R. Rodgers, ’92, was named Intel’s fifth general counsel in June 2014. He serves on the company’s senior executive team and leads the company’s Legal and Corporate Affairs group, with approximately 700 employees world-wide. Before joining Intel, Rodgers was a partner at Brown & Bain, P.A., in Phoenix, AZ. He received his undergraduate and […]

‘Be Diligent, Have Courage, Be a Good Listener’: An Interview with Utah Bar President James Gilson

James Gilson, ’89, is the current president of the Utah State Bar. In the interview below, he describes the bar’s current activities, reflects on how legal education has changed in the past 25 years, and offers practical advice to young attorneys, including the importance of putting the client’s best interests first. What inspired you to run […]

’83 Graduate Miller Named Utah Attorney of the Year by Utah State Bar

Charlotte Miller,’83, was named Utah Attorney of the Year at the Utah State Bar Summer Convention in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Since 2010, Miller has been the Senior Vice President of People & Great Work at O.C. Tanner, a developer of employee recognition strategies and rewards programs. She began her legal career as a clerk for […]

Alumni Publish Elder Law Journal Article

Scott Smith, J.D., 2001, Laura Anne Taylor, J.D., 2014, and Andrew Wake, J.D., 2014, were recently published in Volume 22 of the 2014 Elder Law Journal (University of Illinois) for their article “Healthcare Decision-Making for Mentally Incapacitated Incarcerated Individuals.” Mr. Smith, Associate General Counsel at the University of Utah, was acquainted with Taylor through her […]

College of Law Alumni Argyle and Spencer Featured in the Atlantic

Shantelle Argyle and Daniel Spencer, ’13, are featured in an Atlantic article, “The Utah Lawyers Who Are Making Legal Services Affordable.” Spencer explains that, “We were inspired to pursue this type of model based on a conversation I had with my co-director Shantelle Argyle about wanting to carve out a niche in the nonexistent legal market […]

College of Law Community Mourns Death of Fred Anderson

Fred Anderson, a professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law from 1980-1985, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014. Anderson left the College of Law to become Dean of the American University Washington College of Law. He later became a partner at McKenna, Long & Aldridge.  Prior to arriving in Utah, he […]