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College of Law mourns Jan Graham, alum and former Utah attorney general

Feb 12, 2024

The S.J. Quinney College of Law mourns the loss of former Utah Attorney General Jan Graham, who passed away Jan. 29 at age 74 after fighting peritoneal cancer for nearly 10 years.

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MLS alumni spotlight: Glen Proctor

Jan 25, 2024

Glen Proctor graduated with the in-person master of legal studies (MLS) class of 2022. Get to know him better in this alumni spotlight.

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Act II: Professor Jensie Anderson’s Post-Conviction Clinic gives clients a second chance

Jan 22, 2024

Though she earned a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in theater performance from the University of Utah and spent five years pursuing acting in Houston and New York City before beginning law school, Professor Jensie Anderson hadn’t set foot on stage for nearly 30 years. That changed in fall 2023.

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Honoring a single mother’s sacrifice: Kroesche family expands scholarship program to Utah Law

Jan 03, 2024

Navigating law school as a single parent has been challenging, but an understanding S.J. Quinney staff and faculty—and help from the Beatrice F. Kroesche Memorial Scholarship—have made the journey easier for 2L Paulina Barboza.

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Helping consumers make cents of finance law: Meet honors attorney Vince Mancini

Dec 28, 2023

Vince Mancini’s goal when he started at Utah Law in 2020 was finding a legal job in the public interest sector—and when he graduated in 2023, his years of focus within this specialty paid off.

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Alumni Relations Director Lori Nelson retires after 30-year legal career

Dec 21, 2023

Congratulations to alumni relations director Lori Nelson, who will be retiring at the end of 2023! Nelson began her position at the S.J. Quinney College of Law in November 2015 after more than 20 years of law practice.

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Remembering Carey Serassio Seager: Sisters recall years at Utah Law together

Dec 14, 2023

Four sisters never planned to attend the same law school. But as luck would have it, it happened anyway. The Serassio sisters include Melanie (’98), Helen (’00), Carey (’02) and Serena (’07), each with a unique story as to how they ended up at Utah Law.

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Trusting your instincts: Recent graduate Abby Philips discusses new role as judicial law clerk at Department of Justice

Nov 14, 2023

Abby Philips was in her second year of law school when she learned about the Department of Justice’s honors program, in which students across the country apply for a limited number of spots in each area.

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Grow as you go: Bethany Hardwig expresses gratitude for MLS program

Sep 15, 2023

Bethany Hardwig was working in the University of Utah’s University Advancement office and began looking into graduate programs. A webinar about the Master of Legal […]

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Visiting Assistant Professor Mikayla Irvin expresses excitement for new opportunity at S.J. Quinney

Sep 04, 2023

Mikayla Irvin has joined Utah Law as a Visiting Assistant Professor! She most recently worked in private practice, where she specialized in commercial litigation and […]

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Jill-of-all-trades: Anastasia Boyko returns to her Utah roots

Aug 29, 2023

Anastasia Boyko considers herself a jill-of-all-trades because she’s held many different roles, including law librarian, Supreme Court intern, tax lawyer, banker, yoga teacher, wellness entrepreneur, […]

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Understanding the why behind legal counsel: Brooke DeWyze

Jul 17, 2023

Brooke DeWyze, chief operating officer of commercial insurance company Moreton, originally graduated from the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business in 1998. After […]

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Utah Law alumna Melissa Holyoak named nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission

Jul 12, 2023

President Joe Biden has nominated Utah Law alumna Melissa Holyoak, who currently serves as Utah Solicitor General, as a nominee for Commissioner of the Federal […]

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Trailblazing Triumph: A U alum paves the way for undocumented ‘Dreamers’ to practice law in Utah

Jun 16, 2023

When Heidi Chamorro-Leon BA’11 HBA’11 JD’15 questioned whether she could be admitted to a Utah law school with an undocumented immigration status, an advisor asked her to consider: Will you be doing this for nothing?

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Laura Leon on the power of the second try

May 22, 2023

Alumna Laura Leon made it her goal to become an immigration lawyer—and from failed first-time bar exams to global pandemics, she hasn’t let anything prevent […]

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Convocation: Recognizing the Class of 2023

May 15, 2023

Congratulations to the S.J. Quinney College of Law Class of 2023, who graduated Friday, May 12! Convocation ceremonies were held at Kingsbury Hall, a historic […]

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The many roles of MLS alumna Raelene Blocker

Mar 15, 2023

By Suzi Morales Raelene Blocker (MLS Class of 2019) has worn many hats. Among them: political candidate, lobbyist, advocate, and—most recently—mediator. Blocker says the College […]

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Utah Law celebrates graduates’ performance on Utah Bar exam

Oct 27, 2022

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is celebrating a strong performance from recent graduates on the July 2022 Utah Bar Exam. An […]

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Utah Law hosts leadership lunches for first-year students

Sep 14, 2022

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law recently began hosting Jackson Howard Leadership Lunches again to help connect alumni and first-year law students. […]

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