ALUMNI: Meet Utah Solicitor General Tyler Green

Tyler Green first thought of a career in law as an undergraduate at the University of Utah, when he took a class on media law and the First Amendment. “That was my first exposure to case law and legal reasoning outside of the occasional bad sitcom or movie. I enjoyed the class, and law sounded […]

GIVING: The difference maker

Jane Marquardt didn’t initially think of law as career she could pursue. “I was going to be a teacher, that was my major in college,” said Marquardt, a 1977 graduate of the University of Utah College of Law who today serves as vice chair at Utah’s Management & Training Corporation, where she serves on the […]

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 […]

Alumni Highlight: Kate Conyers

On the surface, one of the cases attorney Kate Conyers handled early in her career at the the Salt Lake County Legal Defenders Association looked impossible to beat. The defendant, her client, had signed a confession admitting to theft at Wal-Mart. Filling in for a colleague at the jury trial, Conyers first met the defendant […]

U alum Skyler Anderson shares story of deportation battle with law students

For two years, Constantine Golicov sat in a Utah County Jail, facing the possibility of deportation to Moldova —a country he’d left as a 15-year-old in 2001 to start a new life in the U.S. with his family in Utah.  His crime? He’d been placed in deportation proceedings in 2012 after a third-degree felony conviction […]

Starting a new chapter in alumni relations

Lou Cisz arrived at the University of Utah in 1986 at a time when the market was hungry for law students to join the ranks at large law firms across the country. He fell in love with bankruptcy law during a summer internship at Richards, Brandt, Miller and Nelson, finding himself in the courtroom on […]

January Alumni Spotlight: Truman Hunt

  When Truman Hunt arrived on the campus of the University of Utah Law School in 1983, he felt out of his league. “I’m pretty sure I was the last person admitted to my law school class,” said Hunt, who after graduating from the U. in 1986 went on to climb the corporate ranks at […]

A life in law, a love of giving back to others

December alumni spotlight: Brent Johnson As a teenager, Brent Johnson knew he wanted to find a career that would one day be about more than simply making money. Johnson, who graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1989, realized the legal field might be a good fit after becoming a reformed writing student […]

November Alumna Spotlight: Patricia Frobes

At a time when law school classes consisted of few women, Patricia Frobes set herself apart from the pack. Frobes was among the top of her class when she graduated from the University of Utah College of Law in 1978. She went on to become the first woman to lead a practice area and serve […]