Letter From the Dean


Dear Utah Law Alumni,

I’m thrilled to share the Fall 2022 issue of Res Gestae with you. As you read the stories in this issue, our new academic year is just getting underway—and it’s the perfect time to reflect on some of the many things worth highlighting in the S.J. Quinney community.

There’s a palpable buzz of activity here at the college as we welcome our newest students, who are in the first weeks of their journey in the JD and MLS programs. Our faculty members—including a phenomenal new cohort of tenure-line and visiting faculty—are excited to be back in the classroom with students, after marking a banner year of publications in some of the nation’s leading law reviews.

There are many reasons to celebrate our alumni, too. After successfully passing the bar exam this past summer, our newest graduates in the Class of 2022 are now launching law careers with their sights set high. And I continue to be amazed by the leadership, creativity and passion of our alumni community as a whole—a dynamism that is reflected throughout this newest issue of Res Gestae.

You’ll also notice a new format for Res Gestae. In the spirit of keeping you up to date with the best stories from Utah Law, we’ve transitioned to a shorter edition that will come to you four times each year by email and on our website. We’re excited to uphold this publication’s tradition of spotlighting exceptional members of the Utah Law community. We also think you’ll find the new format easier to read—and just as inspiring.

I wish you a happy fall, and I look forward to sharing more good news from Utah Law soon!

Elizabeth Kronk Warner

Jefferson B. & Rita E. Fordham Presidential Dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law