Law student Tyler Hubbard inspired to give back after receiving second annual Hanni award

Tyler Hubbard’s early career ambitions set him on a path far different than practicing the law. Born in Fallon, Nevada, Hubbard moved to Utah in 2010 to attend Brigham Young University in Provo as an undergraduate with his sights set on becoming a chemical engineer. He excelled in his coursework, but after serving an LDS […]

Alums Lloyd and Olsen honored with Corporate Counsel Awards

Dennis Lloyd (’79), Senior Legal Counsel at Workers Compensation Fund and Jeffrey R. Olsen (’01), In-House Legal Counsel at Alpha Warranty Services, Inc., were recognized at a luncheon on April 26 as part of the first annual Corporate Counsel Award program presented by Utah Business and Kirton McConkie. The Corporate Counsel Awards recognize exceptional in-house […]

The man behind the Mitchell Melich Scholarship

Mitchell Melich was a Utah man in every sense of the word. He earned his law degree from the University of Utah in 1934 and went on to serve the university he loved as a regent and an advisory council member. When Melich died in 1999 at the age of 87 it was no surprise […]

Alumni Highlight: Alan Sullivan

Alan Sullivan was studying 17th Century English poetry in 1969 when the course of his career path changed. He didn’t want to head to Vietnam with scores of his peers to fight in the war and knew that deferment was a possibility through enrolling in the AmeriCorps VISTA, a national service program designed to bring […]

Alumnus Richard Schwermer appointed new Utah Court Administrator

On May 1, 2017 Richard H. Schwermer will begin his new appointment as the Utah Court Administrator. Schwermer graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1986 and has served the Utah courts since 1990. Read the full article here »

Recent graduate Joseph Rupp thwarts theft during state bar exam

Joseph Rupp (’16) noticed a suspicious person lurking in the parking lot near the state bar testing site while on a short lunch break. Rupp’s military training kicked in and he successfully retained the stolen items when he confronted the thief. See the full news story here »

Class Action: Alumni making news, February 2017

Alan Sullivan (’74) awarded distinguished alumni by the University of Utah Alumni Association The award is granted each year in recognition of alumni who have excelled professionally, served the local and national communities and supported the university in its mission. The award will be presented at the Founders Day ceremony on March 3, 2017. Founders […]

Class Action: Alumni making news, January 2017

Mark McBride has been promoted to partner at law firm Perkins Coie (’04) Mark McBride is a member of Perkin’s Coie’s Trust & Estate Planning practice in the Bellevue office. He advises individuals and families in all aspects of trust and estate planning, focusing on multi-generational planning. He assists individuals and families on estate, gift […]

Class Action: Alumni making news, September 2016

1994 Alumnus Greg Waddoups Becoming Senior Counsel – International at Raytheon Company Greg Waddoups, a 1994 College of Law alum, is completing his four-year assignment in Canberra, Australia as the Head of Legal for Raytheon Australia and moving to Washington DC where he will become Senior Counsel – International at Raytheon Company. Alan Freer earns […]

Law graduates embark on diverse career tracks

Do law school graduates automatically become attorneys? That’s the assumption of many, but a law degree can lead a graduate to many places that are far outside the courtroom. A lot can be said about the character and identity of University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law alumni. Many graduates take the path to […]