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 […]

January Alumni Spotlight: Truman Hunt

  When Truman Hunt arrived on the campus of the University of Utah Law School in 1983, he felt out of his league. “I’m pretty sure I was the last person admitted to my law school class,” said Hunt, who after graduating from the U. in 1986 went on to climb the corporate ranks at […]

A life in law, a love of giving back to others

December alumni spotlight: Brent Johnson As a teenager, Brent Johnson knew he wanted to find a career that would one day be about more than simply making money. Johnson, who graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1989, realized the legal field might be a good fit after becoming a reformed writing student […]

November Alumna Spotlight: Patricia Frobes

At a time when law school classes consisted of few women, Patricia Frobes set herself apart from the pack. Frobes was among the top of her class when she graduated from the University of Utah College of Law in 1978. She went on to become the first woman to lead a practice area and serve […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]