Dear alumni and friends,
I'm excited to present the summer issue of Res Gestae!
Though this is my first time working in academia, I'm the daughter of two public educators who instilled in me a love for learning and a passion for reading. My maiden name is Law, and my father secretly hoped one of his children would become a lawyer. While that certainly didn't materialize—I've spent the past 14 years as a communications professional in healthcare and entertainment—I'm excited to be putting my family name to good use in my new role as communications manager.
I joined the S.J. Quinney College of Law on May 1, just in time for some students to graduate, the rest to spread nationwide on various field placements, and most faculty members to enjoy well-deserved vacations around the globe.
While summer is a lot quieter here, it's also been a great time for us to meet up with friends and alumni during our SJQ on the Road events. Our dean and other College of Law staff visited law offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., in May and celebrated in downtown Salt Lake City during June, July, and August.
Summer also means lots of holidays. Our staff and faculty celebrated Juneteenth with remarks from Ogden NAACP president Betty Sawyer and a keynote address by Utah State Representative Sandra Hollins, followed by a Juneteenth flag-raising ceremony over Presidents Circle. We even enjoyed Pie and (Root) Beer Day on July 25, complete with hand pies and soda, to commemorate the Utah state holiday Pioneer Day.
We're welcoming alumni to our brand-new LinkedIn network, and we want to share your accomplishments and milestones both on LinkedIn and in Res Gestae. Keep us—and your fellow alumni—up to date by submitting to our Class Notes. We publish your contributions each year in our fall issue.
I'm excited to be part of the S.J. Quinney community and to continue hearing about your amazing careers and volunteer opportunities!
Lindsay Law Wilcox, Res Gestae editor