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 »

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 »

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law Alumni Reception at the Idaho State Bar Convention

6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Riverside Hotel, Delamar Room, (2900 Chinden Boulevard, Boise Idaho, 83714) Please join the College of Law and your fellow University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law alumni for a dessert reception. Come reminisce, network, and enjoy dessert. RSVP online here » Contact Lori Nelson with questions (801) 587-0059.