‘Be Diligent, Have Courage, Be a Good Listener’: An Interview with Utah Bar President James Gilson

James Gilson, ’89, is the current president of the Utah State Bar. In the interview below, he describes the bar’s current activities, reflects on how legal education has changed in the past 25 years, and offers practical advice to young attorneys, including the importance of putting the client’s best interests first. What inspired you to run […]

’83 Graduate Miller Named Utah Attorney of the Year by Utah State Bar

Charlotte Miller,’83, was named Utah Attorney of the Year at the Utah State Bar Summer Convention in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Since 2010, Miller has been the Senior Vice President of People & Great Work at O.C. Tanner, a developer of employee recognition strategies and rewards programs. She began her legal career as a clerk for […]

Alumni Publish Elder Law Journal Article

Scott Smith, J.D., 2001, Laura Anne Taylor, J.D., 2014, and Andrew Wake, J.D., 2014, were recently published in Volume 22 of the 2014 Elder Law Journal (University of Illinois) for their article “Healthcare Decision-Making for Mentally Incapacitated Incarcerated Individuals.” Mr. Smith, Associate General Counsel at the University of Utah, was acquainted with Taylor through her […]

College of Law Alumni Argyle and Spencer Featured in the Atlantic

Shantelle Argyle and Daniel Spencer, ’13, are featured in an Atlantic article, “The Utah Lawyers Who Are Making Legal Services Affordable.” Spencer explains that, “We were inspired to pursue this type of model based on a conversation I had with my co-director Shantelle Argyle about wanting to carve out a niche in the nonexistent legal market […]

College of Law Community Mourns Death of Fred Anderson

Fred Anderson, a professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law from 1980-1985, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014. Anderson left the College of Law to become Dean of the American University Washington College of Law. He later became a partner at McKenna, Long & Aldridge.  Prior to arriving in Utah, he […]

College of Law alum Dan Spencer talks about clinical experiences

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law 2013 graduate Dan Spencer, talks about his experiences with the Clinical Program, and the Civil and Criminal Clinics. Since graduation, he has become a founder and co-executive director of the first non-profit law firm in Utah, charging clients on an income-based sliding scale. The firm, Open Legal Services, […]

‘I received much more than what I expected’: Dai Gou Sung, ’01, Praises College of Law Experience

Dai Gou Sung, a native of South Korea, is the Director General of the Korean Financial Services Commission. In 1998, he made the then-usual decision to come to Utah and study law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, graduating in 2001, at which time he returned to South Korea. In his current position, his […]

John M. Jex, Class of ’49

John M. Jex, who earned two Purple Hearts in World War II and later served as a planning commissioner in Connecticut, died Tuesday, April 15, after a long illness. He was 89. Jex was born in Spanish Fork and moved with his family to New Canaan, Connecticut, in 1962. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, […]

College of Law Offers Practitioner-Oriented Boot Camp Courses for CLE

In response to interest from alumni, the College of Law has opened many of this summer’s more specialized and practitioner-oriented courses to practicing lawyers for CLE credit. These courses offer practicing attorneys an opportunity to earn one hour of CLE credit for each hour in class. A practitioner may earn 26 hours of credit (enough to […]

College of Law to Honor Alumni at Annual Dinner, April 29

On April 29, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will honor alumni from the classes of 1976, ’82, and ’05, as well as Honorary Alum Sim Gill at its Annual Alumni Dinner, to be held at Rice Eccles Stadium. Festivities, which begin at 5:30 p.m., include dinner and beverages, an awards ceremony […]