Public Service and Public Interest Law

Himonas, '89, Unanimously Confirmed to the Utah Supreme Court

Himonas, who is Greek Orthodox, will be the only non-Mormon on the state's high court. He has served as a judge in the 3rd District Court for a decade.

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The Utah Senate on Friday confirmed Constandinos Himonas to the state Supreme Court on a 27-0 vote.

Himonas, who is Greek Orthodox, will be the only non-Mormon on the state's high court. He has served as a judge in the 3rd District Court for a decade.

Class year: 
1989

A Conversation With Elena Kagan

US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan reflects on decision-making, persuasion, and hunting with Scalia.

In a conversation with David A. Strauss, Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law, US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan reflects on decision-making, persuasion, and hunting with Scalia.

This event took place on February 2, 2015, at the University of Chicago Law School.

Mark Chenoweth, '99, on the Supreme Court's Role Regarding ACA Tax Credits

King v. Burwell is precisely the sort of case that the Supreme Court is supposed to decide.

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Linda Greenhouse is at it again. The New York Times Supreme Court reporter-turned-opinion writer is deeply troubled by the possibility that the Supreme Court may actually construe the Affordable C

Class year: 
1999

Panel: “Will the Supreme Court Make Disparate Impact Disappear?”

A panel discussion with John Relman, Jeff Leslie, Lee Fennell, and Tara Ramchandani

A panel discussion with John Relman, Jeff Leslie, Lee Fennell, and Tara Ramchandani

As part of the Law School's Diversity Month, the panelists discuss the pending Supreme Court Case, "Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project."

Student organization presenters: 
American Civil Liberties Union
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American Constitution Society
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Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
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Black Law Students Association

Lisa Ellman, '05, Is Shaping the Nation's Policy on Drones

Lisa Ellman has been quietly working to craft policy that will make it possible for commercial drones to be flown in the US.

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When Lisa Ellman was eight years old, she drafted a policy document for her family. She called it her Magna Carta—and it was primarily designed to keep her two annoying younger brothers in check. Ellman’s document levied a fine for saying mean words like “dummy” and for engaging in wild behavior like “pinching your older sister.”

Class year: 
2005

Frederick Yarger, '07, Appointed Colorado's Solicitor General

Effective April 1, 2015, Frederick Yarger will succeed Daniel Domenico as Colorado’s solicitor general.

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In her first act as Colorado’s 38th Attorney General, Cynthia Coffman today met with Department of Law staff to announce her senior cabinet appointments.

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Class year: 
2007

Tracey Meares, '91, Appointed to Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Today the President will sign an Executive Order to create the Task Force on 21st Century Policing and announce its members.

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Today the President will sign an Executive Order to create the Task Force on 21st Century Policing and announce its members. The Task Force is part of the Administration’s efforts to strengthen community policing and strengthen trust among law enforcement officers and the communities they serve.

Class year: 
1991

Gary Goldsholle, '91, Named SEC Trading and Markets Deputy Director

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Gary Barnett and Gary Goldsholle have been named as deputy directors in the Division of Trading and Markets.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Gary Barnett and Gary Goldsholle have been named as deputy directors in the Division of Trading and Markets.

Class year: 
1991

James Cole Jr., '95, Confirmed as US Education Department General Counsel

We are thrilled that the Senate has confirmed James Cole Jr. as the new general counsel at the U.S. Department of Education.

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Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan:

Class year: 
1995

WuDi Wu, ’16, named December’s Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month

Becca Smith, '16
Law School Communications
December 2, 2014

WuDi Wu, ’16, has been named December’s Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month.

Editor's note: The Pro Bono Board, a student group committed to expanding pro bono knowledge and opportunities to students, names a Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month. The December honoree is WuDi Wu, ‘16. Becca Smith, a member of the board, wrote this story on his work.

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