Alumnus Bruce Maak named Lawyer of the Year by Utah State Bar

Bruce Maak, a 1974 College of Law alum, was named the 2016 Lawyer of the Year by the Utah State Bar. Bruce grew up in a rural, impoverished area of New Mexico and attended the University of New Mexico and University of Utah as an undergraduate, earning in 1969 a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude. […]

Alumnus Dane Nolan named Judge of the Year by Utah State Bar

The Hon. C. Dane Nolan, a 1986 College of Law alum, was named the 2016 Judge of the Year by the Utah State Bar. Hon. C. Dane Nolan was appointed to the Third District Juvenile Court in May 2003 by Governor Michael O. Leavitt. He serves in the Third Judicial District, which includes Salt Lake, […]

Alumni Highlight: July 2016 Alumnus Jimmy Gurule

Professor Jimmy Gurule, ’80, is an internationally known expert in the field of international criminal law, specifically, terrorism, terrorist financing, and anti-money laundering.  On June 23, 2016, Professor Gurule testified before the Congressional Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing.  In that testimony he offered recommendations to enhance the U.S. government’s counterterrorist financing efforts, including sanctions […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law Alumni Reception at the Idaho State Bar Convention

6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Riverside Hotel, Delamar Room, (2900 Chinden Boulevard, Boise Idaho, 83714) Please join the College of Law and your fellow University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law alumni for a dessert reception. Come reminisce, network, and enjoy dessert. RSVP online here » Contact Lori Nelson with questions (801) 587-0059.

Class Action: Alumni making news, July 2016

College of Law alumni are encouraged to submit news and press releases for sharing on this website and social media. The following promotions, news stories and successes were submitted in June 2016. Scott Driggs, Reserve JAG, Promoted to Colonel College of Law class of 1994 alumnus Scott Driggs was promoted to the rank of colonel in the […]

Jessica G. Peterson McKinlay, 2006 alum, joins international law firm Dorsey & Whitney

S.J. Quinney College of Law class of 2006 alum Jessica G. Peterson McKinlay has joined the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group in Palo Alto, California. McKinlay represents trustees, debtors, creditors and other related parties in federal bankruptcy court and related state and federal litigation. She also […]

Alumni Highlight: June 2016 Alumna Helen Serassio

Helen Serassio, ’00, is Special Counsel for the Federal Transit Administration in Washington, D.C.  She brings more than twelve years of experience at the U.S. Department of Transportation to her role as Special Counsel for the award and oversight of the $10.4 billion in relief funds for response to damages from 2012’s Hurricane Sandy.  Helen’s […]

Alumna Joan O’Brien thanked for “helping save The Tribune.”

In a June 3, 2016 op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune, Editor Terry Orme thanked S.J. Quinney College of Law class of 2003 alumna Joan O’Brien for “helping save The Tribune.” Several years ago, I wrote a letter of recommendation for a Salt Lake Tribune staffer applying for admission to the University of Utah law […]

U law alumna Jodi Feuerhelm receives award from State Bar of Arizona

 Jodi Knobel Feuerhelm, a 1985 alumna of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has received the State Bar of Arizona’s 2016 Member of the Year Award.  The award recognizes an “attorney who has rendered extraordinary contributions to the programs and activities of the State Bar in the prior year,” according to the […]

Alum Jessica Peterson voted one of “30 Women to Watch”

College of Law alumna Jessica Peterson was voted one of “30 Women to Watch” by Utah Business magazine. Peterson is a member of Durham Jones & Pinegar’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights section, as well as the co-chair of the firm’s recruiting committee and the chair of the women lawyers group. She is deeply committed to […]