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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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University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law DEI Update

Aug 29, 2022

Dear SJQ Community: One of our top goals is to create an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible (IDEA) community at the S.J. Quinney College of […]

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Utah Law launches traveling interview program for students

Aug 25, 2022

The Career Development Office at the S.J. Quinney College of Law recently launched a traveling interview program to allow students to explore out-of-state opportunities. “We […]

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Alumna Abigail M. Dizon-Maughan to be honored at Living Color Gala

Aug 22, 2022

Abigail M. Dizon-Maughan (Utah Law class of 2012) will be honored at the annual Living Color Gala on September 9, 2022. The Living Color Gala […]

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Professor RonNell Andersen Jones and alumnus elected to American Law Institute

Jul 26, 2022

Professor RonNell Andersen Jones has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI). Jones was one of 6o legal scholars and practitioners from across the […]

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Alum Paul Burke Takes on LGBTQ+ Discrimination at Soccer Stadiums

Jun 03, 2022

Paul C. Burke is Exhibit A in the case that taking a chance on one opportunity often leads to another. The 1997 alumnus is now […]

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Alumna Mel Moeinvaziri (’17) opens doors as immigration attorney

May 11, 2022

Mel Moeinvaziri knew by the time she was 5 she would grow up to be a lawyer — but only because her father said a […]

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U.S. Attorney nominee Trina Higgins to speak at College of Law commencement

Apr 28, 2022

Trina Higgins (SJQ class of ’95), current assistant U.S. Attorney for Utah and nominee for the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah, will […]

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Utah Law raises over $10,000 for Native student scholarships

Mar 16, 2022

Alumni, donors, and supporters of the S.J. Quinney College of Law recently raised over $10,000 for the David Arapene Cuch Endowed Scholarship Fund, a scholarship […]

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President Biden Nominates Two Utah Law Alumnae to Serve as U.S. Attorneys

Jan 28, 2022

President Joe Biden has nominated two alumnae of the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law to serve as U.S attorneys—marking the first time […]

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Alumnus Tahir Farukhi ’11 on Using His JD for “Greatest Impact”

Jan 25, 2022

In a family primarily consisting of physicians, Tahir Farukhi wanted to stand out. He became a lawyer. But in a continuation of his family’s tradition […]

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Alumnus Dustin Jansen serves Native populations with multifaceted career

Nov 16, 2021

  Dustin Jansen originally wanted to be a high school teacher. Born and raised on the Navajo Nation, Jansen always felt passionate about education. He […]

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Statement on the death of U Law alumnus Henry Lee Adams

Oct 25, 2021

by Taylor Randall, president, University of Utah, and Elizabeth Kronk Warner, dean, S. J. Quinney College of Law We were very sad to learn of […]

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University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law DEI Update

Aug 31, 2021

Dear SJQ Community: One of our top goals is to create an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible (IDEA) community at the S.J. Quinney College of […]

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Meet new members of the S.J. Quinney College of Law Board of Trustees

Aug 25, 2021

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law had some changes recently. We say farewell and thank you to retiring board members and give […]

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Alumnus Jeffrey Tachiki finds fulfillment with trust and estate planning

Jul 29, 2021

Cynicism sent Jeffrey Tachiki to law school. He was in an undergraduate class, analyzing a criminal case for an honors seminar on the trial rights […]

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More than $40k in 40 Days: Alumna Kate Conyers celebrates 40th birthday by giving back

Jul 01, 2021

While a party and some cake are a good way to celebrate most birthdays, Kate Conyers wanted to do something extra special for her milestone […]

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Alumna Nathalie Gottschalk solves problems with her immigration law firm

Jun 01, 2021

Nathalie Gottschalk was feeling stuck. The woman who was born in France, raised in Ecuador and living in New York City, was working at a […]

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Utah Supreme Court hands S.J. Quinney College of Law alums major victory in transgender rights case

May 13, 2021

May 12, 2021—In a landmark case argued by two S.J. Quinney College of Law alums, the Utah Supreme Court ruled on May 6, 2021, that […]

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Alumnus Jeffrey Fillerup supports students from the Navajo Nation

Apr 30, 2021

Jeffrey Fillerup’s career as a business trial lawyer has earned him plenty of wins in high-stakes cases, from prosecuting breach of fiduciary duty and corporate […]

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Meet Sadé Turner

Aug 04, 2020

Sadé A. Turner’s goal to become an attorney started with stops along the way in jobs related to helping people with disabilities and domestic violence victims […]

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Meet Dustin Jansen

Oct 20, 2016

Dustin Jansen was preparing for a final job interview to become a law professor when he realized the value of connections made while a student […]

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