The alumni magazine of the S.J. Quinney College of Law
Winter 2023 Issue
Welcome to the newest issue of Res Gestae, Utah Law's alumni magazine!
In this issue we explore Professor Anna Carpenter's pathbreaking research on state civil courts, which finds that the phenomenon of "lawyerless courts" can diminish access to justice for those who need it most.
We also spotlight some amazing alumnae, including Justices Diana Hagen ('98) and Jill Pohlman ('96), the two newest members of the Utah Supreme Court, and Abigail Dizon-Maughan ('12), a tireless advocate for diversity in the legal profession.
Plus: We invite you submit Class Notes! Share your professional and personal accomplishments with fellow SJQ alumni—we publish Class Notes each year in our fall issue of Res Gestae.
Professor Anna Carpenter’s research illuminates a critical but unseen gap in access to justice: In state civil courts, most litigants cannot afford lawyers. Carpenter and her research colleagues examine the impacts, and propose a framework for change.Read More
With their 2022 confirmations, Justices Diana Hagen and Jill Pohlman gave the Utah Supreme Court its first female majority in history. Here, they tell us why they chose law, what they love about their careers—and how their life experiences have shaped their perspective.Read More
Dizon-Maughan has always known that she belongs on the professional path she chose as a child—nevermind the doubters along the way. Now a successful litigator, she’s still working hard to empower other attorneys of color and increase diversity in the legal profession.Read More
LETTERS & CLASS NOTES
From the Desk of Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner: Winter 2023Jan 25, 2023
Dear alumni and friends, Welcome to the Winter 2023 issue of Res Gestae! This issue celebrates pathbreakers and trendsetters—those who work towards a better world, […]
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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.