On March 17, Carolyn McHugh, ‘82, was appointed to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. McHugh was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 16, 2013 and renominated on January 16, 2014. Her nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 12.
After graduating from the College of Law, McHugh clerked for Judge Bruce S. Jenkins of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. She then entered private practice and was later appointed to the Utah Court of Appeals, most recently serving as presiding judge.