Howard, Carolyn Elease
Title:
Associate Professor - Legal Studies
Office:
WB 250
Phone:
(801) 863-6504
Mail Code:
153
Last Updated: 10/22/14 -

Assistant Professor
Legal Studies
 

 CAROLYN E. HOWARD J.D.

 

EDUCATION

BACHELORS OF ARTS in ENGLISH from Brigham Young University; 2001

JURIS DOCTORATE DEGREE in LAW from J. Reuben Clark Law School; 2004 

English and Writing Training from Cambridge University; England; 1996

Studied History, Culture, Arab, Jewish Wars and Religion Diversity; Jersualem, Israel & Egypt; 1997.

EXPERIENCE & AWARDS

Clerked for the Federal Public Defender's Office; Salt Lake City, Utah; 2006

Practicing Attorney in Criminal Defense and Family Law; Criminal Defense includes homicide, sex offenses, violent crimes, dui, etc.; 2007-present

Practicing Attorney in Criminal and Civil Appellate Work; 2008-present

Trained Mediator having conducted over 250 hours of mediation

Former Associate Director of Community Dispute Resolution Services; Provo, Utah; 2006-2007.

Teacher’s Assistant for Professor Driessen in Criminal Law; J. Reuben Clark Law School; 2003.

Teacher’s Assistant for Professor Dominguez in Community Lawyering; J. Reuben Clark Law School; 2003-2004.

Received Community Service Award from J. Reuben Clark Law School; 2004.

Voted Most Likely to Quit Law School and Join the Circus by her law school classmates; J. Reuben Clark Law School; 2004.

LEADERSHIP

Paralegal Director in the Legal Studies Program; 2007-2009

COURSES TAUGHT

Business Law

Mediation

Law & the Paralegal

Civil Trial Practice

Public Administrative Law

Juvenile Justice

Legal Ethics

Computerized Legal Research

English 1010 & 2010

PUBLICATIONS

"Working in the Federal and Utah Legal Systems," Utah Legal Assisting Fundamentals, Paralegal Conference, 3-1, HalfMoon, LLC, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; 2008.

"Victim/Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice," Ethics in the Professions; Proceedings of the 8th Annual Utah Valley State College Conference by the Faculty; Pg. 238; Orem, Utah; 2007.

Conflict Resolution in Business and Personal Disputes, Textbook used in Business Law Courses and Theory of Conflict Resolution Courses; 2005.

"My Road to Gaining Myself," Victory News Journal; Franklin Publishing Company; 2007.

"Local and International Mediation and Conflict Styles," Spheres of Globalization, Proceedings of the 7th Annual UVSC Conference by the Faculty, Part 2, pg. 31; Orem, Utah; 2006.

"Enhancing Your Skills With Effective Interview Techniques and Working With Attorneys, Clients and Court Personnel," Litigation Skills:  A Short Course for Paralegals; 5-1 to 5-12, HalfMoon, LLC, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; 2006.

Snapshots: "Why I Went to Law School," Clark Memorandum: A Song of Redemption, Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School; Fall 2002.

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

Conflict Resolution in Business and Personal Disputes, Utah Valley University, curriculum for Business Law and Conflict Resolution/Mediation courses; 2006 - present.

The Trial of Warren Jeffs (pending)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

“Teaching Effective Communication Skills to Paralegals” American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), Pacific Regional Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 23-25, 2009.

“Difficult Conversations: The Harvard Project on Negotiation” Utah Valley University Department Chair Academy 2010; Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah; February 13, 2009.

“Benefits of Mediation vs. Litigation; A Discussion of the Good Faith Requirement in Mediation” Utah County Mediators Seminar; Provo, Utah; February 10, 2009.

“High Road – Being a Leader as a Lawyer” The Engaged Leader Conference: Building Your Capacity to Influence; Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah; October 7, 2008.

“Working in the Federal and Utah Legal Systems” Utah Legal Assisting Fundamentals; Paralegal Conference; Salt Lake City, UT; April 18, 2008.

“Ethics-Teaching Across the Curriculum – Making Ethical Problems Real for Paralegal Students,” Pacific Regional AAfPE Conference; Las Vegas, Nevada; April 5, 2008.

“Communications in Difficult Conversations,” UVSC Summer University: Step Up to the Plate; Utah Valley State College; May 7-10, 2007.

“A Deterioration of Ethics Resulting in Crime,” 2007 UVSC Annual Conference: Ethics in the Professions; Utah Valley State College; February 28, 2007

“Women and Minorities in the Law,” The Third Annual J. Reuben Clark Law School Conference; Co-presenter with Dean of University of Utah Law School and Assistant Dean of J. Reuben Clark Law School; February 3, 2007.

“Victim-Offender Mediation & Conflict Resolution,” J. Reuben Clark Law School; November 31, 2006.

“Enhancing Your Skills with Effective Interview Techniques & Working with Attorneys, Clients and Court Personnel,” Litigation Skills: A Short Course for Paralegals Conference; Paralegal Seminar; Salt Lake City, Utah; August 24, 2006.

“Victim-Offender Mediation Practices”; J. Reuben Clark Law School; November 31, 2006.

“Mediation Around Us,” Destination You Summer University at Utah Valley State College; May -11, 2006.

“Mediation and Conflict Styles,” UVSC Spheres of Globalization: Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Utah Valley State College Conference by the Faculty; January 19, 2006.

“Federal Sentencing Guidelines,” Law Society Presentation with President Sederburg; Utah Valley State College; March 9, 2005.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & CERTIFIED LEGAL EDUCATION CONFERENCES:

Forensic Science for the 21st Century; The National Academy of Sciences Report and Beyond; Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; Tempe, Arizona, April 3-4, 2009.

Woodbury School of Business Teaching Seminar, Student Awareness, Customized Digital Resources, and Blackboard Teaching, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, February 26, 2009.

10th Annual Conference by the Faculty: What Role for the United States in the New Globalism?   Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, January 21-22, 2009.

Utah State Bar Fall Forum: The Art of Sustaining a Growing Law Practice;” Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 22-23, 2008.

American Bar Association Annual Conference, The Premier Educational Forum for Legal Professionals, New York City, August 7 – 12, 2008.

Annual Excellence in Ethics with Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Christine Durham, Utah Valley University, September 17, 2008.

Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, “Dealing With Difficult People and Difficult Situations,” Boston, Massachusettes, September 25,-26, 2008.

Engaging Your Campus and the World Through International Service-Learning, (Largest Leadership Conference in the Nation); Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, October 2-3, 2008.

Designing Assessments that Deepens Learning- Some Methods and Criteria for Assessing Integrated Learning; Association of American Colleges & Universities; Boston, Massachusetts; February 21, 2008.

National Annual American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE) Conference; “Across the Globe Paralegal Practice and Education,” 26th Annual Conference; Baltimore, Maryland; October 24-27, 2008.

National Credit Union Association Attorney’s Conference; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; October 5-8, 2007.

Utah State Bar Paralegal Recognition Day; Salt Lake City, Utah; May 17, 2007.

9th Annual ADR Symposium, “Opening Doors to Different Perspectives,” Utah Council of Conflict Resolution; Salt Lake Community College; April 24-25, 2007.

Annual Parental Defense Conference with Parental Defense Alliance of Utah; Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah; April 16-17, 2007.

Reflection and Practice: Spring Service Learning Forum; Utah Valley State College; Orem, Utah; March 14, 2007.

Utah State Bar Annual Spring Convention; St. George, Utah; March 8-10, 2007.

New Lawyer CLE “General Business Etiquette and Other Essentials to Surviving as a Junior Associate,” Utah Law and Justice Center; February 22, 2007.

Second Annual Utah Valley State Death Penalty Symposium; Utah Valley State College; Orem, Utah; September 14, 2006.

Utah Council of Conflict Resolution, “Expanding Our Practice;” 8th Annual ADR Symposium; Salt Lake City, Utah; May 9-10, 2006 (Volunteer).

CSAP’S Western Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies; Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training Conference (SAPST), Heber, Utah, August 3-4, 2005.

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES:

Utah Valley University Academic Service-Learning Fellowship, 2005-2006

UVU Woodbury School of Business Benefits and Budget Committee, 2005-2006

UVU Woodbury School of Business Political Action Committee, 2005-2006

UVU Woodbury School of Business Teacher of the Year Committee, 2005-2006

UVU Legal Studies Department Chair Search Committee, 2006

UVU School of Business Strategic & Directions Committee, 2006-2007

UVU HASS Advisory Board, 2006-2009

UVU HASS Advisory Board Scholarship Committee, 2007

UVU HASS Advisory Board Kurt Bestor Benefit Concert Committee, 2007.

UVU Woodbury School of Business Leadership Council, 2007-2008

UVU Executive Leadership Committee, 2008

UVU Chair of the American Bar Association Committee, 2006-2007

UVU Woodbury School of Business Committee Chair for Assessment Committee, 2007-2009

UVU Woodbury School of Business Accreditation Committee, 2007-2009

UVU Legal Studies Advisory Board Member, 2007-2009

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Member of the American Bar Association Advisory Panel - 2008- 2009

Member of the American Bar Association, 2007 - present

Member of the Utah State Bar Association, #11001; 2007 - present

Member of the American Organization of Professional Women; 2007

Member of the Manchester Who's Who of Professionals, 2005-2006

HOBBIES

Professor Howard has danced for over 15 years and competed with the World famous BYU Ballroom Dance Tour Team for many years touring in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, England, Spain, and across the United States, as well as other countries. In 2001 and 2004, the Team won the British Championship in Blackpool, England.

During her dancing career, Professor Howard has performed for various Senators of the United States, the Solicitor General of the United States, the Ambassador of France, Ambassador of Spain, and other world leaders. Professor Howard still performs occassionally upon request.

Professor Howard won a ballroom dance scholarship funding her law school education in 2002.

Professor Howard won the scholarship title of Miss Provo 2000 (handed the title to 1st Contestant later in the year due to a dance conflict), and Mrs. Cedar Hills 2005 competing in the Mrs. Utah United States Pageant. Earned scholarships helped pay for her education.

Professor Howard enjoys scrapbooking, running, teaching, dancing, aerobics and writing.