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UVU Christine M. Durham Prelaw Club

Open to ALL UVU students interested in the law, the UVU Christine M. Durham Prelaw Club was founded in 2007.  The then-Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme Court (2002-2012), Justice Christine Durham honored UVU prelaw students by allowing us to name our club after her in honor of her many years of public service to the citizens of the State of Utah as a Justice on the Court (1982-Present). In 2012, as Justice Durham stepped down from the role of Chief Justice, the UVU Christine M. Durham Prelaw Club honored her with the Inaugural Christine M. Durham Public Service Award, with the intent that it become an annual award given to a worthy attorney who has contributed in an exceptional way to the citizens of the State of Utah. This award honors Justice Durham's service over many years as well as honors those whose commitment to public service has made a serious impact of the lives of those served.

The club meets monthly and hosts a variety of activities, all designed to expand a student's exposure to the realities of the legal profession and to introduce students to law school admissions professionals from around the country and legal professionals in a variety of practice and non-practice settings.  Notices of activities and events are posted on our Facebook page as well as sent out to students who are in the Prelaw Office email database.

Fall 2013 Club Meetings and Events

September 17th   Opening Social, Speaker: Karen Hyer, Ph.D., J.D., "Law in China," 7 PM, SC 206A
September 25th   Club Meeting: Members invited to apply for board membership, meet others, planning, 11 AM-12 PM, SC 214
October 29th   Annual Fall Dean's Night, UVU Ballroom, 50+ law schools on campus, 6-8 PM
November 15th   Club Meeting: Members invited to discuss Christmas Dinner, 11-12 pm, SC 206
November 21st   Speaker: Laura Lui, 7 PM, Room SC 213, "Why I Love Practicing Law"
December 2nd   Annual Christmas Dinner & Service Project, Brick Oven, Provo, 6:30-8 PM

Spring 2014 Club Meetings and Events

January 29th   Speaker: Dan McConkie, BYU Law Professor on Criminal Justice, SC 213, 5-6:30 PM
February 5th   Club Meeting: Members invited; 4-5 PM, LC 222


1st Annual Christine M. Durham Public Service Award Celebration, 2012

Awardee:   The Honorable Chief Justice Christine M. Durham, Utah Supreme Court
Date:   March 29, 2012


2nd Annual Christine M. Durham Public Service Award Celebration, 2013

Awardee:   Randall A. Mackey, Mackey, Price & Mecham
 Date:   March 27, 2013
 Finalists:   James Backman, BYU Law School; Laura Cabanilla, Esplin Weight; Paul MacArthur, MacArthur, Heder, & Metler; Sheila K. McCleve, 3rd District Court; Stephen Mikita, Utah Attorney General's Office


3rd Annual Christine M. Durham Public Service Award Celebration, 2014

Awardee:   Annette W. Jarvis, Dorsey & Whitney
Date:   March 19, 2014
Finalists:   Susan Griffith, BYU Law School; Liisa A. Hancock, Jeffs & Jeffs; Judge Kay A. Lindsay, 4th District Juvenile Court; V. Lowry Snow, Snow, Jensen & Reece; Judge Raymond S. Uno, 3rd District Court; and John L. Valentine, Howard, Lewis & Peterson

4th Annual Christine M. Durham Public Service Award Celebration, 2015

Nominations will be accepted until May 20, 2015; please use form below. 

Awardee:                TBA
Date:                        September 17, 2015
Finalists:                  TBA

Nomination Form