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The ASUU Legislative Branch consists of the Senate and Assembly. The Student Senate is composed of 16 Senators, one elected from each college. Their primary responsibility is creating, coordinating, and evaluating legislation for student advisory councils (SACs). The Assembly is composed of 48 representatives elected from each college at the University, in proportion to the number of students enrolled in that college. The primary role of the Assembly is to appropriate funds to the various student groups and organizations on campus.

  • Co-President - Madeleine Whittier
  • Co-President - Hannah Skalla

 

  • Co-President - Vince Mancini
  • Co-President - Ellie Bradley
  • Treasurer - Emily Haynie

The FBA represents the Federal legal profession. We consist of more than 16,000 federal lawyers, including 1,200 federal judges, who work together to promote the sound administration of justice and integrity, quality and independence of the judiciary. The FBA also provides opportunities for scholarship and for judges and lawyers to professionally and socially interact.

  • President - Megan Glasmann
  • Secretary - Heather Robison
  • 3L Rep - Cassandra James
  • 3L Rep - Russell Ballou
  • 2L Rep - Charles Rasmussen Goodwin

The Federalist Society was founded in 1991 for the purpose of ensuring political balance in the debate over legal issues at the College of Law. Its goal is to bring noted conservative legal scholars to campus and arrange for them to debate speakers sponsored by other law student groups. Federalist Society events engender lively discussion for the benefit of everyone in the law school community. The Federalist Society is open to anyone interested in legal issues. It is a non-partisan group affiliated with a national organization of over 100 law school chapters. For more information, visit our national chapter at fed-soc.org and attend the next meeting of the Utah Law Chapter.

  • President - Ashleigh Nonato
  • Vice President - Luke Green
  • Secretary - Nik Simmons
  • Treasurer - Luke Hansen
  • Co-President - Darian Hackney
  • Co-President - Mckenna Morris
  • Vice President - Richard Poll

The Health Law Club aims to promote discussion of both public and private health law issues among S.J. Quinney Law School students, faculty, and health law practitioners as well as promote health and wellness within the law community.  It covers a broad scope of health law topics, including government regulation of the healthcare industry, public health law, healthcare business and transactions, access to healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, mental health law, and bioethics and how to live well in law school and law community.

  • President: Samantha Meeker
  • Vice President: Lesley Ramey   
  • Treasurer: Madeleine Whittier         
  • Secretary: Andrew Wirkus
  • 3L Rep: Taylor Stephensen Beal

Utah Law Students for Reproductive Justice (U-LSRJ) is a student chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice. We proudly have both men and women in our ranks because reproductive issues affect us all. The parent organization is a student-led, student-driven national non-profit network of law students and lawyers, committed to fostering the next wave of legal experts for the reproductive justice movement. Reproductive justice (RJ) seeks to address and overcome the roots of reproductive oppression, while constructing legally tenable, realistically accessible avenues for informed, consensual, unobstructed decision making about education, sex, contraception, sterilization, abortion, procreation, birth, and parenting.

  • President - Jess Schedar
  • Co-President - Kim Koeven

The International Law Society (ILS) is open to all students interested in public and private international law and seeks to promote, educate, and support those interested in international careers. The ILS promotes interest and discussion in issues of particular concern to both private and public international law, including career panels, various cultural events, and academic discussion. The ILS is the University of Utah chapter of the International Law Student Association, which seeks to educate students and lawyers around the world in the principles and purposes of international law, international organizations and institutions, and comparative legal systems, through activities that include academic conferences, the publication of books, magazines, and other academic resources, the global coordination of student chapter organizations, and the administration of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

  • President: Alexa Horn
  • Co-President: Lauren Hawkes
  • Secretary: Niki Crabtree

The J. Reuben Clark Law Society is a group of attorneys, law school graduates, and law students who support our Mission Statement of religious conviction, public service, and professional excellence in the preparation for, and the practice of, the law. Members of the Law Society also subscribe to a central axiom that the rule of law serves to promote fairness and virtue in society. We invite all law students of the LDS faith, and of other faiths, who support our mission statement to become members.

  • Faculty Advisor: Professor Shima Baradaran Baughman
  • Contact: Daniel Robinson
  • President: Danielle Hawkes

The Minority Law Caucus (MLC), founded in 1985, is a student organization at the University of Utah S.J.Quinney College of Law. The MLC welcomes all law students with an interest in issues affecting racial and ethnic minorities and promotes diversity in the legal profession in general and at the College of Law in particular. The MLC is involved in student recruitment, development of employment opportunities, community service projects and social activities. In addition it sponsors a variety of speakers and programs each year, awards scholarships, and hosts an annual auction to support its scholarship fund.

  • President - Kari James
  • Secretary - Bernadine Ott
  • 3L Rep - Joseph Sandres
  • 1L Rep - Arin Perkins
  • Co-President - Kari James
  • Co-President - Andrew Wirkus
  • Secretary - Stephanie Hanawalt
  • 1L Rep - John McIntyre
  • 1L Rep - Bree Spaulding
  • 1L Rep - Jena Mathews
  • 3L Rep - Ryan Williams

Open to all S. J. Quinney students, we share common interests in environmental law and responsible outdoor recreation. NRLF coordinates educational activities to serve the community and facilitate contact with leaders in the field of natural resources law. NRLF also sponsors social and volunteer activities such as tree planting, hikes, and cleanup of trails and rivers.

  • Co-President - Emily McKay
  • Vice President - Carina Wells
  • Secretary - Alyssa Florack
  • Treasurer - Dylan Raymond
  • 2L Rep - Anna Paseman

The National Lawyers Guild is a non-profit federation of lawyers, legal workers, and law students. Since 1937, Guild members have been using the law to advance social justice and support progressive social movements. We have chapters throughout the United States, and our National Office is located in New York City.

Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression.

  • President - Hannah Sakalla
  • Co-President - Taylor Goldstein
  • Co-President - Taylor Monney

The Pride Law Caucus is an association of LGBT and allied students at S.J. Quinney School of Law. Student leadership of OUTLaws has established the following organizational goals:

  • Educate fellow law students about legal issues and challenges of LGBT community
  • Connect with the LGBT community in Utah to understand current local legal issues
  • Provide volunteer support to existing local organizations (e.g., Equality Utah) working to improve legal standing of LGBT citizens and families
  • Build relationships with practicing attorneys in Utah who are active in the LGBT community
  • President - Jess Schnedar

The Public Interest Law Organization (“PILO”) was formed to increase awareness of public interest law issues and provides a forum for public interest lawyers, professors and students to speak at the College of Law. These speakers supplement the law school curriculum by introducing students to a wide variety of non-traditional legal opportunities in law firms, non-profit organizations, criminal law and many private and governmental agencies. PILO raises funds for and administers the Lionel Frankel Public Interest Fellowship program which provides financial assistance for law students who accept summer public interest work for little or no pay.

  • President: Niki Crabtree
  • Co-President: Jessica Arthurs
  • Vice President: Brooke Porter- Coles
  • Secretary: Michelle James
  • Treasurer: Callen Aten
  • President - Justin Fry
  • Vice President - Ken Peterson
  • Treasurer - George Labonty

The Social Justice Student Initiative (SJSI) welcomes all law students with an interest in issues affecting disenfranchised and targeted populations in our community. The SJSI provides students with opportunities for professional development, skills training, community service projects, and mentorship. The SJSI sponsors a variety of speakers and offers its members unique and exclusive access to statewide trainings to network with victim advocates, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement, and experts in the anti-violence movement who are equally invested in seeking justice for the undeserved.

  • President: Hannah Pickett
  • Vice President: Kyle Friant
  • Treasurer: Cassie James
  • Secretary: Shelby Stender
  • Outreach/Event Chair: Russell Ballou
  • 3L Rep: Hilary Adkins
  • 2L Rep: Abigail Rampton

The Sports Law Club provides a forum for students interested in sports law to explore career options, network with individuals working in the industry and discuss sports-related legal issues. It also organizes social events like student trips to local sports events and the annual ping pong tournament.

  • President - Zara Guinard
  • Vice President - Adam Daly
  • Secretary - Aubrey Ahlstrom
  • 3L Rep - Richard Poll
  • 2L Rep - Maxwell Milavertz
  • Treasurer - Severine Bateman

The Student Bar Association (SBA) is the official student government of the S.J. Quinney College of Law. SBA plans student activities, organizes the mentor program for 1L students and many other programs to help law students.

The SBA also serves as the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) and elected student government of the College of Law. As voting members of the College Council, SBA Board members serve as representatives of the student body to the law school faculty and administration.

Thus, the SBA is the student voice to this decision-making body of the law school. The SBA can affect policies regarding curriculum, grades, class and exam scheduling, legal clinics, and so on. The SBA participates in faculty retention, promotion and tenure evaluations. On the lighter side, the SBA also sponsors social events, philanthropies, and intramural sports.

  • President: Hilary Adkins
  • Vice President: Megan Glasmann
  • Treasurer: Aisea Ordencrantz
  • Secretary: Darian Hackney
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair: Jess Schnader
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Associate Chair: Nicole Johnston
  • 3L Representative: Madeline Whitter
  • 2L Representative: Shelby Stender
  • 1L Representative: Anthony Tenney
  • Public Relations Director: Justin Fry
  • Social Activities Director: Tess Wenger
  • President - Abigail Philips
  • Vice President - Esther Johnson
  • Secretary - Lauren Hawkes
  • Treasurer - Russell Ballou
  • Director of Communications - Dyana Thurgood
  • 3L Rep: Darian Hackney
  • 3L Rep: Havilah Coady
  • 2L Rep: Michelle James

The Student Intellectual Property Law Association is open to all students who have an interest in intellectual property. SIPLA organizes trips to local firms with IP practices and brings IP attorneys to campus for lectures. For more information please contact a board member.

  • President: Victoria Countryman
  • Vice-President: Whittington Kinley
  • Secretary: Mary Grace Thurmon
  • Treasurer: Devin Geier
  • Director of Communications: Dyana Thurgood

The Student Litigation Society (SLS) is to organize, network, and educate students interested in litigation. The Society will help students connect to helpful resources and practicing litigation attorneys through the Utah State Bar Litigation Department. Members of the Society will also work in connection with the Utah State Bar Litigation Department and serve as operators and organizers of an annual litigation competition and will strive to integrate the talents and experience of mutually interested S.J. Quinney faculty, staff, and students. The Society is dedicated to exposing students to different areas of the law and helping them make connections with practicing attorneys.

  • President- Ryan Anderson
  • Vice President - Severine Bateman
  • Treasurer - Chuck Rasmussen Goodwin

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) encourages, at all levels of federal, state and local government, a rational and humane criminal justice policy for America — one that promotes fairness for all; due process for even the least among us who may be accused of wrongdoing; compassion for witnesses and victims of crime; and just punishment for the guilty.

Such a policy respects cherished civil rights and liberties that are fundamental to our democracy. Citizens have a right to expect privacy in their homes, vehicles, and communications; a right not to be deprived of their liberty or property without due process of law; and a right to consult counsel of their choice without it being used against them. America fought for and declared its independence to preserve these rights, and our Founding Fathers inscribed them into the Constitution. But the past decade’s much-heralded “War on Drugs” and crackdown on crime has become a war on ourselves. It has run roughshod over these and other essential rights that citizens across the nation hold dear.  Utah Chapter  |  National Chapter

  • Trajan Evans, President
  • Brittany Krueger, Vice President
  • Ella Johnson, Co-Treasurer
  • Kristin Wilson, Co-Treasurer
  • President: Vince Mancini
  • Vice President: Ellie Bradley
  • Treasurer: Emily Haynie

The WLC is an organization that seeks to be a source of support, opportunity and information for women and men in our community. The WLC promotes interest in issues of particular concern to women, provides a forum for students on issues affecting the legal community, and provides activities that promote involvement in legal and women’s issues. The WLC administers the Reva Beck Bosone Scholarship each fall.

  • President: Madalin Rooker
  • Vice President: Niki Crabtree
  • Treasurer: Aisea Odencrantz
  • Secretary: Darian Hackney
  • WLU Liaison: Tamara Lemmon
  • WLU Liaison: Alyssa Florack
  • Development Director: Nicole Johnston
  • Communications Director: Zara Guinard
  • Mentor Program Coordinator: Maddie Whittier
  • Mentor Program Coordinator: Brooke Porter-Coles
  • 3L Representative: Talley Ransil
  • 2L Representatives: Hannah Pickett