On April 5, 2011, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr., visited the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. The Chief Justice maintained a brisk pace during his daylong stay. As the 2011 David T. Lewis Jurist-in-Residence, he presided over the finals of the Traynor Moot Court Competition, sitting alongside Chief Justice Christine Durham and Judge Scott Matheson. He also met with and took questions from Rose Park Elementary students enrolled in the Kids’ Court afterschool program. Roberts also dropped in on a gathering of all of the College’s first-year students, who are in the thick of preparing oral arguments in a hypothetical Title VII religious discrimination case. The Chief Justice presided over oral arguments by third-year teaching assistants, then removed his robe, rolled up his sleeves, and happily took questions from the students, ranging from how the Supreme Court arrives at decisions to how students might best prepare for their impending Constitutional Law exam.
A longer feature about Chief Justice Roberts’ visit to the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will be available here in the near future.