June 24, 2014
Dai Gou Sung, a native of South Korea, is the Director General of the Korean Financial Services Commission. In 1998, he made the then-usual decision to come to Utah and study law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, graduating in 2001, at which time he returned to South Korea. In his current position, his duties include supervising publicly held financial companies. ... Keep reading »
John M. Jex, who earned two Purple Hearts in World War II and later served as a planning commissioner in Connecticut, died Tuesday, April 15, after a long illness. He was 89. Jex was born in Spanish Fork and moved with his family to New Canaan, Connecticut, in 1962.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kay, and four children, John Jex of Vashon, ... Keep reading »
2014 College of Law graduate Shruti Bhutani Arora, a native of India, completed a combined B.A./LL..B. degree at the Army Institute of Law in Mohali , Punjab, in the early 2000s, and practiced trademark law at a boutique IP firm in New Delhi for several years before getting married, coming to the U.S., and deciding to attend a U.S. law school, namely ... Keep reading »
May 28, 2014
2014 graduates Rebekah Wightman and Liesel LeCates recently earned accolades from Pax, a leading Dutch human rights organization, for research papers they undertook on behalf of the organization as part of a directed research project for Professor Amos Guiora.
Michel Uiterwaal, Advisor on Extractives, Human Rights and Conflict at Pax, wrote ... Keep reading »
In response to interest from alumni, the College of Law has opened many of this summer’s more specialized and practitioner-oriented courses to practicing lawyers for CLE credit. These courses offer practicing attorneys an opportunity to earn one hour of CLE credit for each hour in class. A practitioner may earn 26 hours of credit (enough to meet two years’ of CLE requirements) while ... Keep reading »
An academic article by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Amos Guiora and recent graduatre Julia Chamberlin about the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints has attracted widespread media attention.
The article, “Polygamy: Not ‘Big Love” but significant harm,” was published in a recent issue of the Women’s Rights Law Reporter. It describes rape committed after the ... Keep reading »
On May 1, JoLynn Spruance, Director of the Pro Bono Initiative at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, won the Utah State Bar’s Liberty Bell Award, a recognition given by the Young Lawyers Division of the Bar to a non-lawyer for encouraging a greater respect for law and the courts, stimulating a sense of civic responsibility, and contributing to ... Keep reading »
Amos Guiora, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed on KNRS Talk Radio’s Rod Arquette Show on April 28. He discussed a recently published article about polygamy that he co-authored with recent College of Law graduate Julia Chamberlin.
That article was also mentioned in a Salt Lake Tribune blog posting, “Utah researchers: Polygamy ... Keep reading »
Richard Burbidge, ’72, is currently serving as vice president of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (the Academy), a “by invitation only” organization of the finest trial lawyers in the country. The Academy is limited to 500 active trial lawyers in the U.S.A. and enjoys membership of Fellows in 32 foreign countries who are leading trial lawyers. The Academy’s goals include promoting ... Keep reading »
On March 17, Carolyn McHugh, ‘82, was appointed to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. McHugh was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 16, 2013 and renominated on January 16, 2014. Her nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 12.
After graduating from the College of Law, McHugh clerked for Judge Bruce S. Jenkins of the U.S. District Court for ... Keep reading »