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The Young Alumni Association (YAA) is comprised of all S.J. Quinney College of Law alumni who graduated within the past decade. The YAA provides opportunities to remain connected to the Utah Law community, give back to the College of Law, and connect recent graduates with resources as they navigate the early stages of their legal careers. The YAA and its programming is guided by the YAA Board and supported by College of Law staff.

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Mock Interviews
Annually, the YAA, in collaboration with the Career Development Office, hosts on-campus mock interviews with current students to help them prepare to interview for internships, law clerkships, and post-grad employment. If you are interested in volunteering to conduct mock interviews, please submit the form below.
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Firm Crawls
The YAA traditionally hosts two firm crawls each year, in partnership with local Salt Lake City law firms and legal organizations. These crawls allow current students to visit firm offices (sometimes for the first time) and begin fostering professional relationships with members of the legal profession. If your firm is interested in participating in an upcoming firm crawl, please email the alumni relations team.
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YAA Barbara Dickey Scholarship
Established in 2018, the YAA Board annualy selects a graduating third-year student to receive the YAA Barbara Dickey Scholarship to support them as they prepare for the bar exam and take the next steps in their legal careers. This scholarship focuses on a student’s extracurricular activities, volunteer participation, support of classmates, and contribution to the Utah Law student community. Learn more about this scholarship and consider making a gift in support.
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Career Jumpstarts
In collaboration with our Career Development Office, the YAA hosts Career Jumpstart dinners that allowing current students to connect with legal professionals working in the fields they too are interested in entering. If you are interested in participating in a Career Jumpstart with current students, please submit the form below.
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Service Projects
In addition to supporting recent graduates and current students, the YAA is also committed to giving back in the broader community. Keep on eye on our events calendar, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and your email for upcoming service opportunities.
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Young Alumni Association Board

The Young Alumni Association Board is comprised of two representatives from every graduating class in the last decade. The board is responsible for guiding YAA program offerings through ad hoc committees, executing said programming with support of College of Law staff, and providing insight and support for the continued growth and success of the S.J. Quinney College of Law. The YAA board meets on a monthly basis from August – May, in addition to ad hoc committee meetings as needed.

Young Alumni Association Board 2023 – 2024

Executive Committee
Shelby Hughes (’17) – President
Trent Lowe (’16) – President-Elect
Melissa Reynolds (’15) – Immediate Past President
Richard Poll (’22) – Secretary


Class Representatives

Ian Quiel (’14)
Intermountain Legal

Chase Walker (’14)
Walker Law Group

Melissa Reynolds (’15)
Holland & Hart

Kate Tipple (’15)
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Chase Dowden (’16)

Trent Lowe (’16)
Clyde Snow & Session

Shelby Hughes (’17)
Kunzler Bean & Adamson

Grant Miller (’17)
Salt Lake Legal Defender Association

Rob Jepson (’18)
Rob Jepson Mediation

Brian Flach (’19)
Probst Electric

Dallas West (’19)
DigiCert, Inc.

Candace Waters (’20)
Lewis Hansen

Chase Wilde (’20)
Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

Taylor Stephensen Beal (’21)
Public Defender Services West Virginia

Connor Nelson (’21)
Office of the Utah Attorney General

Tamara Lemmon (’22)
Wilson Sonsini

Richard Poll (’22)
Spencer Fane

Brooke Porter Coles (’23)
Utah Court of Appeals

Open Class Representative Seats
Class of 2018 – 1 Representative
Class of 2023 – 1 Representative
Class of 2024 – 2 Representatives

If you are interested in filling one of the open seats on the Young Alumni Association Board, please email