Alumna Joan O’Brien’s legal fight to save The Salt Lake Tribune

Chances are if you studied at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, at one point in your student career you picked up a copy of Utah’s largest newspaper, The Salt Lake Tribune, to catch up on the daily news. Like other newspapers across the country, The Tribune in recent years has suffered from a shrinking […]

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 […]

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 […]

Law students gain advice from practicing attorneys through newly launched mentorship program

Jackson Howard remembers the moment like it was yesterday: He was 23 years old and walked into a Utah County courtroom, where he volunteered to represent a lengthy list of indigent clients on the docket for free. The county —which at the time relied on lawyers from the Utah State Bar to volunteer their services […]

Alumni Highlight: May 2016 Alumnus Matthew W. Driggs

Matthew W. Driggs, ’92, founded the Advocates Law Firm directly out of law school.  During his time here he has successfully tried many personal injury cases to verdict and has argued before the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals. As part of Matt’s leadership of the Advocates the firm has engaged in […]

Alumni Highlight: April Alumna Kate Kendell

Kathryn Dean Kendell (“Kate”) ’88, has spent the majority of her legal career working tirelessly to achieve full justice and dignity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people and their families.   Kate’s initial focus upon graduation was to use her legal skills to ensure equal protection of the laws for all citizens.  She engaged in […]

Alumni Highlight: March Alumnus Tom Green

Tom Green, a 1980 graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, has had a varied and distinguished career.  Tom began as a clerk for Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, after which he became a legal executive with Chicago Title Insurance Company, the largest title insurance organization in the United States, where he served as […]

Traditional strengths of University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law reflected in 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings

College of Law retains ranking in Top 10 environmental law programs.

Alumni Highlight: February Alumna Adina Zahradnikova

Adina Zahradnikova is Feburary’s Alumna Highlight.  Adina has had, and is continuing to have, a remarkable career. Adina obtained her law degree from Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iași in 1996.  She then obtained her LLM in Energy, Environment and Natural Resources law from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney Law School.  After graduation, Adina […]

Alumni Highlight: January Alumnus Rod Snow

Alumna/Alumnus Monthly Highlight This is the first in a series of monthly features highlighting just a few of our many fabulous alumni. Each month a different S.J. Quinney College of Law Alumna or Alumnus will be highlighted.   Each graduate of the College makes a unique and valuable contribution to the practice of law and the […]