ALUMNI: Why Reunions Have Meaning

By Lori Nelson We are in the middle of this fall’s reunion planning cycle and it occurred to me that while I really want alumni to attend their reunions I hadn’t really thought through why.  It was the “why” that caught my attention. I know, for my own reunion last year, I was very excited […]

ALUMNI: Meet U.S. Supreme Court fellow and alumnus Parker Douglas 

Parker Douglas jokes that friends tell him he’s the legal equivalent of Forrest Gump. With a storied legal career that has included a diverse array of cases tried while working as an assistant federal defender and in private practice before joining the Utah Attorney General’s Office in 2014, Douglas has worked on some of Utah’s […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law maintains strengths in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s traditional strengths as a perennially-ranked law school and national leader in environmental law are reflected in newly released rankings of best U.S. law schools. According to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools, the College of Law is ranked 54th among 202 […]

Alumnus Raymond Uno to receive honorary doctorate degree from University of Utah

The University of Utah Board of Trustees announced today that Raymond Uno, a 1967 graduate of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will receive an honorary doctorate degree at the 2018 commencement ceremony. In addition to Uno, University of Utah alumna Barbara Tanner will also be honored at the ceremony on May […]

ALUMNI: Meet Gary Kennedy

Gary Kennedy watched in horror with the rest of the world on Sept. 11, 2001 as terrorists hijacked airplanes in series of attacks that forever changed the nation. For Kennedy, one of the worst days in U.S. history also had tremendous business consequences: Flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles which smashed into the North […]

Alumna Kate Conyers to be honored at annual Founders Day banquet

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law alumna Kate Conyers will be among those honored this year by the U Alumni Association at the annual Founders Day banquet. Conyers, a public defender who graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2008, will be honored as a Distinguished Alumna by the U at […]

Alumni Ellen Maycock and Judge Augustus Chin to be honored at Utah State Bar Spring Convention

Two University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law alumni are the recipients of two of the Utah State Bar’s most prestigious awards. Ellen M. Maycock and Judge Augustus G. Chin will be honored at the Bar’s Spring Convention on March 8. Maycock will receive the Dorathy Merrill Brothers Award, which honors contributions to the advancement […]

The gift of education and inclusiveness

When Cecilia Romero arrived at the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2000, she was one of few students of color in her class. Soon after her arrival she connected with the law school’s academic assistance program, which at the time was led by professor John Flynn and professor Bob Flores. The program was vital […]

ALUMNI: Meet Oriene Shin

Oriene Shin graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2014 after serving as president of the Student Bar Association. While still a young graduate, Shin has quickly built a resume and made an impact while as a policy associate at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association in Washington D.C., where she is […]

Utah State Bar honors S.J. Quinney College of Law alumni during fall conferences

The Utah State Bar honored attorneys and judges at two separate events this month, one in Moab and one in Salt Lake City. Ten state court judges from across the state of Utah, a Utah Court of Appeals judge, and a Utah Supreme Court Justice received the Judicial Excellence Award during the Utah State Bar […]