Visiting Associate Professor of Law
Troy L. Booher is an appellate attorney at the law firm of Zimmerman Jones Booher LLC. At the S.J. Quinney College of Law, he teaches a course in Appellate Practice, supervises the Traynor Moot Court Program, and runs a year-round Appellate Practice Clinic. In addition, he occasionally teaches courses in Law & Politics and the Judicial Process in the Political Science Department, and a course in Philosophy of Law in the Philosophy Department, at the University of Utah. He is a member of the Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Appellate Procedure, a member of the Utah Supreme Court Subcommittee on Indigent Representation in Post-Conviction Proceedings, and a past chair of the Appellate Practice Section and Constitutional Law Section of the Utah State Bar. In 2007, he was recognized as Young Alumnus of the Year by the S.J. Quinney College of Law.
Professor Booher has published law review articles on the religion clauses and commercial speech, articles in philosophy journals on J.S. Mill and the relationship between philosophy of language and constitutional interpretation, contributed a book chapter on free will and responsibility, and co-authored a book on drugs and justice and a chapter in a book on appellate practice. He also speaks on a variety to topics, most recently originalism, the right to counsel, professionalism, appellate practice, civil commitment as an alternative means of combating drug addiction, the "Unnecessary Rigor" clause in the Utah Constitution, and the relationship between religion and politics in a liberal democracy.