The alumni magazine of the S.J. Quinney College of Law
Spring 2023 Issue
Welcome to the newest issue of Res Gestae, Utah Law's alumni magazine!
In this issue we sit in on Professor Clifford Rosky's class "Mindful Lawyering," which teaches the techniques of mindfulness meditation. Peer-reviewed research shows that—even in the notoriously stressful environment of law school—Rosky's class contributes to better mental health among students.
We also meet alumna Laura Leon, who immigrated to the United States as a child and now leads a successful immigration law firm in Texas. And we spotlight alumnus Ethan Webster (MLS '20), whose Master of Legal Studies degree led him to his dream job in higher education.
We want to hear from you, too! Share your professional and personal accomplishments with fellow Utah Law alumni by submitting to Class Notes, which we publish each year in our fall issue of Res Gestae.
Pushing Pause on the Law School Grind
Slowing down is one of the toughest things to do as a law student. But in Prof. Clifford Rosky’s Mindful Lawyering class, that’s the whole point—and his research shows it can have a powerful effect.Read More
Laura Leon On the Power of the Second Try
As a child, Laura Leon (JD ’16) was inspired by an immigration lawyer who helped her family secure political asylum in the U.S. Now an immigration lawyer herself, Leon knows that success doesn’t always come on the first try. And she’s just fine with that.Read More
Alumnus Ethan Webster on the Marvelous, Multi-Purpose MLS
Like many of us, Ethan Webster (MLS ’20) created a five-year plan for career growth. But after completing the Master of Legal Studies degree, he needed only two years to make it happen.Read More
LETTERS & CLASS NOTES
From the Dean’s Desk: Spring 2023Apr 20, 2023
Spring is a special time of year at the College of Law, when we celebrate both our existing alumni and our soon-to-be graduates. Our Utah Law Awards Dinner brought together alumni and 3L students at our end-of-year celebration for the first time ever, and we’re excited to carry on this new tradition in the coming years. And as if that weren’t enough, Convocation is just around the corner.
From our Director of Alumni RelationsApr 20, 2023
After a long winter, this spring feels like a season full of reconnection. Our Utah Law Awards Dinner on April 21 was a wonderful chance to catch up with alumni from across the decades—and I was reminded of just how many different ways that we, as an alumni community, are changing the world for the better.
Photos from the Utah Law Awards DinnerApr 26, 2023
Check out pictures from our Utah Law Awards Dinner! We welcomed over 200 alumni and 3L students for an evening of celebration and reconnection.
Explore how to get involved and give back to the S.J. Quinney College of Law.
ABOUT RES GESTAE
Res Gestae is the quarterly alumni magazine of the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law—a place to celebrate the alumni, students and faculty who define the Utah Law community. You can learn more about the magazine, see our list of contributors, and explore previous issues here.