Search Committee


A search committee for a new dean has been convened and tasked with finding the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s next dynamic leader.  The search committee includes a number of the College’s dedicated faculty, staff, and students, as well as several exceptional University of Utah and community leaders.  The committee anticipates significant interest from a highly-qualified pool of national candidates for the Dean position.


  • Amelia Rinehart, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Keith Diaz Moore, Dean of the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah

Committee Members


  • Shima Baughman, Professor of Law
  • Melissa Bernstein, Director, James E. Faust Law Library
  • Teneille Brown, Professor of Law
  • Paul Cassell, Ronald N. Boyce Presidential Professor of Criminal Law and University Distinguished Professor of Law
  • Erika George, Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law
  • Louisa Heiny, Professor of Law (Lecturer)
  • Bill Richards, Professor of Law (Clinical)
  • Alex Skibine, S.J. Quinney Endowed Professor of Law


  • Reyes Aguilar, Associate Dean for Admissions
  • Kevin Carrillo, Director of Development
  • Baiba Hicks, Faculty Support Services Manager
  • Laura Marks, Special Assistant to Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dan Reed


  • Dallas West, S.J. Quinney College of Law Student; president of Student Bar Association (2018-19)

Other Constituents:

  • Christina Jepson, President-Elect of University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and a shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer
  • Justice Christine Durham, Justice of the Utah Supreme Court from 1982 to 2017, including service as Chief Justice from 2002 to 2012.