ALUMNI: Meet John Mukum Mbaku

John Mukum Mbaku has long been an expert on governance and economic development in Africa. He has written extensively about the continent’s democratization, its leaders, its sustainable development and entrepreneurship. And he consults for organizations like the African Development Bank and African Economic Research Consortium. But about a decade ago, the Brady Presidential Distinguished professor […]

ALUMNI: Meet Judge Julie V. Lund

Julie V. Lund’s training as a lawyer was a deal. Bored with her distribution job at Nordstrom, she took the LSAT and surprised herself with a good score. Her husband, John R. Lund, was a third-year student at the University of Utah College of Law when she joined him. They were in Utah by chance, […]

Family creates scholarship to honor longtime Stegner fellow James Holtkamp

Ariane Holtkamp Dansie always knew she wanted to create a scholarship to honor her father, lawyer James Holtkamp. She admires his dedication and love for the law, his private practice, his clients and the law students he mentored. And he is why she became a lawyer. Dansie figured she would create that legacy at the […]

Alumnus Herm Olsen to serve as president of the Utah State Bar

Herm Olsen aspired to be an attorney and to run for political office from the time he was 10. His dream came true and he has since risen through the ranks to a number of leadership positions —most notably being named as the incoming president of the Utah State Bar at the organization’s summer convention in […]

Adler honored with Board of Trustees gift to endowed scholarship

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Robert Adler received a parting gift from the law school’s Board of Trustees earlier this month: the fulfillment of an endowed Dean’s scholarship. Board of Trustees members donated over $20,000 in honor of Adler to bring the Dean’s Scholarship Fund to above the U’s minimum endowment […]

Alumni spotlight: Paul and Ann Boyden

College of Law graduates Paul Boyden (Class of 1975) and Ann Boyden (Class of 1987) have each made their mark in the legal world, navigating law practices, community service, and a judgeship while raising a family.  They shared their law school experiences in their own words in an interview with alumni relations director Lori Nelson […]

College of Law alumni and students among those honored by Utah State Bar at Law Day awards

*Reprinted with permission from the Utah State Bar. Students, teachers, legal professionals and citizens from around the Wasatch Front gathered to celebrate Law Day in downtown Salt Lake City on May 1. The theme for the annual  event was “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society.” Several S.J. Quinney College of Law alumni —and one current […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law partners with Imagine More U Giving Day

The University of Utah is excited to announce its first-ever Imagine More U Giving Day, a 36-hour effort in support of students, programs, and initiatives campus-wide on May 21st-May 22nd. U Giving Day will be a unique opportunity for the University of Utah community – including alumni, friends, students, faculty, and staff – to advance […]

High school students experience law school for a day through Passageways program

The lesson for the day for more than 100 high school students visiting the S.J. Quinney College of Law was relatable to many teens in the audience: A 13-year-old junior high student wore a black armband to school to protest violence and her school board passed a ban on the practice to stop her, suspending […]

Scholarships – The Gift of Education

An important way to contribute to student success and strong programs The S.J. Quinney College of Law continues to be named a top-ranked law school. Scholarships play an important role in that success by keeping the College of Law competitive through recruiting highly sought-after law students, keeping student debt burdens among the lowest in the […]