Burbidge, ’72, Serving as Vice President of International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Richard Burbidge, ’72,  is currently serving as vice president of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (the Academy), a “by invitation only” organization of the finest trial lawyers in the country. The Academy is limited to 500 active trial lawyers in the U.S.A. and enjoys membership of Fellows in 32 foreign countries who are leading […]

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 […]

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, […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 State Bar Honors Cecilia Romero with Raymond S. Uno Award for the Advancement of Minorities in the Legal Profession

Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) March 19, 2013 Romero was instrumental in creating the Utah Minority Bar Association Diversity Pipeline Initiative that pairs attorneys from the law firm of Holland & Hart with minority service and leadership scholarship students from the law schools at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. Holland & Hart […]

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 […]