GIVING: Lowell Brown gives back to the U

Lowell Brown is a dedicated alumnus who provides tremendous support to the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law after graduating in 1982. In 2015, Brown, began soliciting other law alums in Southern California to name a study room in the new building.  He and his wife Sonja recently made a significant gift to their endowed fund, […]

ALUMNI: Meet Tyler Buswell

Going to law school was a delay tactic for Tyler Buswell. He had graduated with an undergraduate degree in American Studies from Utah State University and wasn’t sure what to do next. “The idea of being a lawyer seemed like it provided me lots of options—more school!—instead of getting a job,” Buswell jokes. He graduated […]

Tales of law degrees and love

No one heads to law school expecting to find love, but when you put a bunch of bright young adults together, the occasional spark is bound to fly. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we celebrate a few of the law students who found love as well as a law degree at the S.J. Quinney […]

ALUMNI: Meet Robert Rice

As a newspaper and television reporter for about four years, Robert Rice wrote hundreds of stories about politics and Utah’s early Olympics bid. But he said he really learned how to write during his first year of law school, at the University of Utah. “As a journalist, I had some writing skills. But I must […]

ALUMNI: Meet Todd M. Justesen

By Angela Turnbow The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law last year graduated 16 students from its inaugural cohort for the new Master of Legal Studies program, creating a new group of alumni who are now a part of the College of Law community. The Master of Legal Studies program is a three-semester […]

Justice Ron Nehring Memorial Scholarship

Utah lost a beloved lawyer and jurist, Ron Nehring, who passed away from complications related to cancer on Friday, May 24, 2019.  Justice Nehring (Ron to his many friends, including his classmates, lawyers and other jurists), was recognized by many for his quick wit, rigorous intellect, and great interest in people and their concerns.  Several […]

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 […]

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 […]