ALUMNI: Meet John Mukum Mbaku

John Mukum Mbaku has long been an expert on governance and economic development in Africa. He has written extensively about the continent’s democratization, its leaders, its sustainable development and entrepreneurship. And he consults for organizations like the African Development Bank and African Economic Research Consortium. But about a decade ago, the Brady Presidential Distinguished professor […]

ALUMNI: Meet Judge Julie V. Lund

Julie V. Lund’s training as a lawyer was a deal. Bored with her distribution job at Nordstrom, she took the LSAT and surprised herself with a good score. Her husband, John R. Lund, was a third-year student at the University of Utah College of Law when she joined him. They were in Utah by chance, […]

Family creates scholarship to honor longtime Stegner fellow James Holtkamp

Ariane Holtkamp Dansie always knew she wanted to create a scholarship to honor her father, lawyer James Holtkamp. She admires his dedication and love for the law, his private practice, his clients and the law students he mentored. And he is why she became a lawyer. Dansie figured she would create that legacy at the […]

Class Action: Alumni making news, August 2019

Mark Risman (’78) receives two honors in the world of sports Marc Risman, a member of the California Bar since 1978 and the Nevada Bar since 1979, and who taught Sports Law at the U College of Law and serves on our Board of Trustees, was elected to the Board of Governors that manages the […]

Class Action: Alumni making news, July 2019

  Randy Dryer (’76) files amici brief in BYU v. The Salt Lake Tribune  Dryer is the Presidential Honors Professor in the Honors College at the University of Utah and a Professor of Law (Lecturer) at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. He remains “of counsel” to Parsons Behle & Latimer, Utah’s oldest and largest […]

Alumnus Herm Olsen to serve as president of the Utah State Bar

Herm Olsen aspired to be an attorney and to run for political office from the time he was 10. His dream came true and he has since risen through the ranks to a number of leadership positions —most notably being named as the incoming president of the Utah State Bar at the organization’s summer convention in […]

Class Action: Alumni making news, June 2019

  Tom Stromberg (’82) named one of Los Angeles’ most influential people Stromberg has decades of experience counseling clients on mergers and acquisitions, as well as financing and corporate structuring projects. In addition to experience leading private equity and venture capital transactions, he regularly advises on joint ventures, spinoffs, mezzanine and junior capital financings and […]

Class Action: Alumni making news, May 2019

Nicole M. Deforge (’96) named in Utah Business 30 Women to Watch Nicole Deforge currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Fabian VanCott. She has over two decades of experience serving the diverse needs of her clients in both the transactional and litigation realms and loves the challenge and variety of […]

Adler honored with Board of Trustees gift to endowed scholarship

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Robert Adler received a parting gift from the law school’s Board of Trustees earlier this month: the fulfillment of an endowed Dean’s scholarship. Board of Trustees members donated over $20,000 in honor of Adler to bring the Dean’s Scholarship Fund to above the U’s minimum endowment […]

Alumni spotlight: Paul and Ann Boyden

College of Law graduates Paul Boyden (Class of 1975) and Ann Boyden (Class of 1987) have each made their mark in the legal world, navigating law practices, community service, and a judgeship while raising a family.  They shared their law school experiences in their own words in an interview with alumni relations director Lori Nelson […]