S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Bob Adler was interviewed by the National Law Journal about the Zion 100 mile race he ran April 8-9. Dean Adler ran the ultra marathon in support of the 100-100 Initiative for student scholarships, and in celebration of his 60th birthday.
The College of Law’s 100-100 initiative sets a firm goal of attaining 100% bar passage for first-time takers and 100% full-time professional employment for our new graduates.
Despite the deteriorating conditions, Adler remained determined to finish the race and to underscore his commitment to the school’s ambitious plan to have 100 percent of its graduates pass the bar exam on their first attempt and have 100 percent in professional jobs within 10 months of leaving campus. The race took place just outside of Zion National Park, in the southwest corner of Utah.
Adler pledged months ago to complete race in order to raise awareness of the so-called 100/100 initiative. In the end, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management cut the race short due to the poor trail conditions, but Adler finished 84 miles in just under 26 hours—and almost certainly would have finished the full 100 miles within the 34-hour cutoff.