Law student Daniel Surfass finds passion for public defense with pro bono work

When Daniel Surfass began law school in 2016, he wasn’t sure what career path he wanted to follow. He just knew that he wanted to help people. “I wanted to make some sort of impact,” he said. “A lot of people see lawyers as being the bad guy, and I wanted to break that stereotype […]

3L Samuel Mehr gains perspective from volunteering to help pro bono clients

By Shelby Jarman Unlike many law students, Samuel Mehr did not always know that he wanted to go to law school. His interests lie in business and finance, and specifically social impact investing. As he was finishing up graduate work in economics at Central Michigan University in 2016, he realized that having a legal background […]

Utah Celebrates Pro Bono Week

Events are taking place all week so be sure to scroll through to the bottom of this page Monday, October 23, 2017 Utah Celebrates Pro Bono Kick-off 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom, Level 6 Join the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative for this year’s Utah Celebrates Pro Bono week. […]

3L Mel Moeinvaziri, Spruance and Guiora interviewed by Deseret News on the immigration executive order

3L Mel Moeinvaziri, Professor Amos Guiora and PBI Director Jolynn Spruance were all interviewed by Deseret News on Trump’s executive order concerning immigrants and refugees. Moeinvaziri shared her families story who are immigrants from Iran and of their concern about the uncertainty of traveling back to care for any family members in need. Spruance spoke […]