‘Do Not Cheat, Steal or Lie’: Yengich, ’75, Reflects on Utah Lawyer of the Year Award, Importance of Mentoring, and Law as a Vocation

In July, the Utah State Bar named Ron Yengich “Lawyer of the Year,” but on the day of this interview, he wasn’t resting on his laurels. Known to friends and foes alike as a strong adherent of honesty, Ron Yengich, ’75, confessed that he was on his way to court “to get beat up,” just […]

College of Law to Host Annual Alumni Dinner May 14 at Rice-Eccles Stadium

On Thursday, May 14, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will host its annual Alumni Dinner at Rice-Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah campus.   The college will present awards to three alumni and one honorary alumnus. “The alumni dinner is always an enjoyable opportunity for our graduates to catch up with […]

Bonnie Mitchell Reflects

After 28 years at the College of Law, a popular and influential clinical professor looks back on a legacy of service and innovation Bonnie Mitchell, a beloved clinical professor at the College of Law, will retire in 2015 after almost 30 years of service to the college. In this interview, she candidly reflects on her […]

Achtenberg to Deliver 2015 College of Law Commencement Address

(March 16, 2015) —Roberta Achtenberg, a 1975 University of Utah College of Law graduate who President Obama appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2011, will be the commencement speaker at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on May 15. Achtenberg is a civil rights attorney with more than 30 years of senior-level […]

Cecilia Romero Named HNBA’s 2015 Top Lawyers Under 40

SALT LAKE CITY (March 20, 2015) – Cecilia Romero Partner of Holland & Hart LLP and 2002 S.J. Quinney College of Law graduate, has been chosen by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) as one of the recipients of its 2015 “Top Lawyers Under 40” award. This award celebrates ten highly qualified winners from across the country […]

College of Law Moot Court Team Excels in Competition, Scores 17th Best Brief Among 121 Teams

At the National Moot Court Competition, held February 9-12, 2015, in New York City, the College of Law team of Clay Hardman, Matthew Church and Christopher Bond drafted a brief that ranked 17th in the nation among the 121 teams that participated in the competition.  In the oral arguments, the team also competed strongly, losing […]

Schwendiman to Discuss Afghanistan Reconstruction in February 11 College of Law Lecture

On February 11, 2015, David Schwendiman, a 1976 graduate of the University of Utah College of Law, will discuss his work in Afghanistan in a lecture, “Establishing the Rule of Law in Afghanistan.” The 5:30 p.m. event, to be held in the Sutherland Moot Courtroom at the U of U S.J. Quinney College of Law, […]

Schwendiman, ’76, Nominated Chief Prosecutor of the EU’s Special Investigative Task Force

David Schwendiman, a 1976 University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law graduate, has been nominated Chief Prosecutor for the European Union Special Investigative Task Force (SITF). He takes over from Clint Williamson, who was the SITF Chief Prosecutor from October 2011 until August 2014. Schwendiman brings a wealth of professional and academic experience in […]

Utah Air National Guard Base Renamed After Brig. Gen. Roland Wright, ’58

In November 2014, the Utah Air National Guard Base was renamed after Brig. Gen. Roland Wright, a 1958 graduate of the University of Utah College of Law who practiced law in the Salt Lake City area for more than 30 years. Wright, whose distinguished military career spanned three decades, flew 200 combat hours with the 357th Fighter […]

Moot Court Teams Excel at Regional Competition in Phoenix

At the Regional Moot Court Competition held November 8, 2014, in Phoenix, both teams from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law advanced to the semi-final rounds, and one, the team of Clay Hardman, Matthew Church and Christopher Bond, will proceed to the National Finals in New York City. Four schools participated in […]