David Schwendiman, a 1976 graduate of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will be honored with the “Alumnus of the Year” award at the College of Law’s Annual Alumni Luncheon on May 19, 2010 at the City Center Marriott, Salt Lake City.
A former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah, Schwendiman arrived in Sarajevo in May 2006 and began working as an International Prosecutor in the Special Department for War Crimes of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the national authority for investigating and prosecuting special crimes, including organized crime, corruption, terrorism and war crimes committed during the 1992-95 war. From November 2007 until December 2009, he was one of four Deputy Chief Prosecutors of Bosnia and Herzegovina and oversaw the Special Department of War Crimes.
During 2009, he was responsible for the investigation and identification of the missing from the war throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, including all the excavation and exhumation in mass graves.
The other honorees are Timothy K. Conde (’04) “Young Alumnus of the Year” and Scott Burns “Honorary Alumnus of the Year.”