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LABS Scholars are strong 2L and 3L students with special interests in law and biosciences.  Selected by application each year (and automatically renewed for students in good standing), students recognized as LABS scholars receive office space, faculty mentors, alumni mentors, and special opportunities to participate in LABS programs and research.  Some LABS scholars also receive special fellowships or research funding.

SCHOLARS


Click on the photos below to see a short bio of the recent scholars.

Andres Cervantes-Morales

Andres Cervantes-Morales

Andres is a second-year law student at S.J. Quinney College of Law. Originally from Mexico, he later went on to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Prior to law school, Andres worked for 3 years as an environmental consultant in Austin and 5 years as an environmental engineer for a refinery in Houston. Last summer Andres also worked as a patent prosecution summer associate with TraskBritt. Andres is interested in the intersection of science and intellectual property law and is currently serving as the President of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association (SIPLA) at the University of Utah. On his free time, Andres likes trail running and eating good Mexican and Thai food.

Victoria Carrington

Victoria Carrington

Victoria is a third-year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2019 with a B.S. in biochemistry. Prior to law school, Victoria interned for Judge Vernon Romney at the Provo Justice Court. After graduation, she plans to work for Maschoff Brennan doing patent prosecution work. Victoria is interested in intellectual property and health law and cares deeply about supporting female scientists, engineers, inventors, and physicians. She served as the 2021-2022 President of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association (SIPLA), and she is currently serving as the President of the Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Association. Outside of school, Victoria enjoys spending time with her husband, baking, and running.

Niki Crabtree

Niki Crabtree

Niki Crabtree is a third-year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Utah. Niki spent her 1L summer clerking at the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association and working with Tara Isaacson, a prominent criminal defense attorney in Salt Lake City. Her 2L summer was spent working in civil litigation, including medical malpractice and personal injury law, at Christensen & Jensen. This fall, she is working with Tomu Johnson in data privacy law, including at the intersection of privacy and health law where her true passion lies. Niki enjoys traveling, running, gardening, baking, and hiking with her dog and partner in her free time.

Sarah Duensing

Sarah Duensing

Sarah Duensing is a second year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Sarah received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with minors in Sociology and Criminology from the University of Utah. Prior to applying to law school she worked in digital marketing in Washington, DC. During her 1L summer, Sarah worked as an ABA Steiger Fellow for the Utah Attorney General’s Office Antitrust and Consumer Protection sections. Outside of school, Sarah enjoys cooking, running, listening to live music, or hanging out with her cats.

Megan Glasmann

Megan Glasmann

Meg is a third-year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Meg received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Applied Positive Psychology Certificate from the University of Utah. Additionally, she received a Masters of Education and a Masters of Philosophy in Educational Psychology with an Emphasis in School Psychology from the University of Utah. Prior to beginning law school, Meg was a Division I NCAA javelin thrower at both Stanford University and the University of Utah. She holds the University of Utah school record in this event and is currently training to qualify for the 2023 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. During her psychology graduate program, Meg received training in neuropsychology, neuroanatomy, and psychopathology. She has published papers and peer-reviewed articles relating to the topics of education, public health, and psychology. In her 1L year, Meg worked as an intern for the Lightspark Foundation, writing a white paper on the topic of social media polarization and its influence on American democracy. During her 1L summer, Meg worked as an ABA Steiger Fellow for the Utah Attorney General's Office Antitrust and Consumer Protection sections. During her 2L year, Meg worked as a law clerk for The Appellate Group and externed for Justice Deno Himonas at the Utah Supreme Court. In her 2L summer, Meg worked as a law clerk for both the Library of Congress Congressional Research Service and for the Utah Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel; the latter role she will continue to hold through May 2023. Meg grew up in Park City, Utah. Currently, she resides in Salt Lake City with her partner Isaac Buckland, who is a doctoral candidate in the University of Utah Physics Program, and their tomcat, Oppie. In her free time, Meg enjoys playing squash, water skiing, rock climbing, running, and snow skiing. Meg is interested in the intersections of law, psychology, health, disability, environmental torts, and education.

Layne Huff

Layne Huff

Layne Huff is a second-year law student at S.J. Quinney. After spending time raising a family, Layne decided to pursue a law degree so that she might have better tools to address societal problems. Layne worked as a clerk for Peck, Baxter, Watkins and Bailey during her 1L summer, doing legal research in a variety of subjects. Layne hopes to work in the field of reproductive justice, ensuring that people have the right to make the best decisions for themselves, and the resources to implement those decisions. In her free time Layne likes to spend time with her family and cat, eating good food, gardening, and caring for her many houseplants.

Anjana Kanth

Anjana Kanth

Anjana is a second-year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. After graduating with a B.A. in History and a minor in Classical Latin from the University of Utah, she worked for several years investigating and summarizing adverse actions against licensed healthcare providers for a healthcare credentialing software company. She spent her 1L summer interning for the Honorable Chief Justice Matthew Durrant at the Utah Supreme Court. In her free time, she enjoys watching cheesy reality television, cleaning her apartment, baking, and solving the NY Times daily crossword puzzle.

Dallin Tripp

Dallin Tripp

Dallin is in his third of four years as a dual J.D. M.B.A. student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the David Eccles School of Business. Originally, he thought he would become either a high school teacher or a medical doctor. After discovering his affinity for words and analytical thinking, he began pursuing a study of the law. He values the learning process and enjoys combining his business and legal knowledge to investigate and solve legal issues for businesses in the health or technology industries. After obtaining his J.D. and M.B.A., Dallin hopes to use his knowledge set to help businesses succeed by working at a law firm. Outside of school, he enjoys any activity that gets him outside or moving; It's a bonus if it also includes spending time with his daughter and spouse.

Jessie Weeks

Jessie Weeks

Jessie is a second-year law student at S.J. Quinney College of Law. She received her undergraduate degree in History with minors in Political Science, Geography, and Psychology from Weber State University. During her 1L summer, she was a law clerk at Kirton McConkie where she worked on a variety of legal issues and focused on medical malpractice litigation. She is currently interning at the United States District Court for the District of Utah with Judge Oberg. Outside of law school, she enjoys historic site travel, canyoneering, and playing card or board games with anyone who will play with her.

Audi Whipple

Audi Whipple

Audreauna, also known as Audi, is a second-year law student at S.J. Quinney College of Law. Audi was born and raised in the heart of Boise, Idaho graduating from Boise State University with a B.S. in Psychology. Prior to law school, Audi worked for the Idaho State Appellate Public Defenders Office as a legal assistant, where she experienced the lack of resources and advocacy for the mentally ill have in the justice system. Her career goals include being an advocate for the mentally ill within the justice system and initiating a change within the justice system to provide more assistance for these individuals. During her summer of 1L year, Audi clerked for the Disability Law Center, helping advocate for disabled prisoners and individuals who face discrimination throughout the Salt Lake area. In her free time, Audi enjoys traveling, hiking, baking, and movie nights with her goldendoodle and fiancé.

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