ALUMNI: Meet Sadé Turner

Sadé A. Turner’s goal to become an attorney started with stops along the way in jobs related to helping people with disabilities and domestic violence victims find needed services. Turner graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2006 and today practices civil litigation at Strong & Hanni in Salt Lake City. Her practice focuses […]

Alumni Board of Trustees welcomes new members

The S.J. Quinney College of Law recently welcomed five new members to its alumni Board of Trustees. Judge Dianna M. Gibson (’96), Third District Court for the State of Utah, Tyler R. Green (’05), partner at Consovoy McCarthy, Michael L. Mower (’93), Deputy Chief of Staff for Gov. Gary R. Herbert, Scott C. Sandberg (’97), […]

ALUMNI: Meet Nicole Salazar-Hall

Nicole Salazar-Hall has embarked on a diverse career path since graduating from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2010. Currently, she practices civil litigation at Salt Lake City-based Parsons, Behle & Latimer with a focus on domestic law, representing individuals in domestic cases, juvenile court child welfare cases and actions challenging DCFS agency findings. […]

Statement from College of Law administrators in support of Black Lives Matter

Dear S.J. Quinney College of Law community: We are writing to acknowledge the profound moment we find ourselves in. If you are like us, you may be struggling to manage feelings of grief, anger, and impotence that have arisen in response to the events of the last several weeks. After experiencing a sense of foreboding […]

New endowed scholarship celebrates legacy of I.J. Wagner

A new endowed scholarship at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will open up the door for law students to pursue their dreams of becoming an attorney. The I.J. Wagner Endowed Scholarship is named in honor of notable businessman, philanthropist and community leader I.J. “Izzi” Wagner, who died in 2005. The $625,000 […]

ALUMNI: Meet Nubia Peña

Nubia Peña has used her law degree from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law to pursue career pathways that advance social justice initiatives.  Last year, she transitioned from a job she loved as a juvenile public defender in Salt Lake County to become director of the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs. She […]

GIVING: Honoring alumni who give back

By Lori Nelson Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone’s lives have been disrupted in one way or another. One significant and deeply saddening disruption has been the cancellation of the law school’s annual alumni dinner. It has been the school’s privilege to recognize significant alumni and honorary alumni at each annual dinner. That […]

ALUMNI: Meet Trent Lowe

Trent Lowe always knew he wanted to be a lawyer. But before he got to the courtroom as a civil litigator, he decided to spend time in the classroom as an 8th grade teacher. It sparked a passion for education equity that would last, as he used skills gained at the University of Utah S.J. […]

Utah Supreme Court approves waiving 2020 Bar Exam due to COVID-19

  A Special Announcement From Professor Louisa Heiny and Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner On Tuesday the Utah Supreme Court announced that it will grant emergency diploma privileges to the new graduates of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and the J. Reuben Clark Brigham Young University Law School, in addition to graduates from […]

ALUMNI: Meet Aida Neimarlija

Aida Neimarlija never saw herself as a lawyer. While earning undergraduate degrees in political sciences and economics at the University of Utah, she thought she would go into human rights work—a topic close to home for the refugee who fled Bosnia with her family when she was 13 and moved to Utah two years later. […]