, Jill O. Jasperson
Title:
Professor - Legal Studies
Office:
WB 249
Phone:
(801) 863-8856
Fax:
(801) 863-7327
Mail Code:
205
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Associate Professor
Legal Studies

Educational Background

J.D.      J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah April 1993

Law School: 

Journal of Law and Education, Mentor Program 1992-1993

Chair, J. Reuben Clark Public Interest Law Benefit Auction, 1993

Treasurer, J. Reuben Clark Public Interest Law Society 1991-1992 

Awards and Grants: 

Recipient, Faculty in Industry and Business Internship Award, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Recipient, Senate Travel award, 2010

Recipient, Perkins III Sub-Grant Award, 2010-2011

Recipient, Perkins III Sub-Grant Award, 2008-2009

Recipient, Summer Research Award, 2008

Recipient, Ethics and Values Curriculum Award, 2008

Recipient, McGraw Hill Business Law Award, 2008 

Professional Experience: 

2008-2012, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Ethics, Faculty Conference Proceedings Journal Editor

2004-present, Associate Professor, School of Business, Legal Studies Department, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT;

2001-2004 Assistant Professor, School of Business, Legal Studies Department, Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT;

1997-2000 Instructor, School of Business, Legal Studies Department, Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT. 

Courses include: Survey of Law, Beginning Legal Research, Advanced Legal Research, Civil Litigation, Business Law, Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice, Law and the Paralegal, Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities, Legal Research in the Library, Computerized Legal Research, Service Learning Legal Research, Probates and Estates.  I serve as the Lead Professor for Legal Ethics. 

Additional Courses: Ethics and Values- Philosophy 2050, Team teacher in Entrepreneurship-Business Management 3180; Business Formation/ Business Management 3170. 

2012-2013       UVU, Woodbury School of Business, Assessment Committee, Member

2012                UVU Business & Economic Forum, Orem, UT, May 23, 2012, Legal Studies Representative

2012                Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Twenty-first Annual Meeting,                                            Cincinnati, OH, Participant, March 1-4, 2012

2012                Thirteenth Annual Conference by the Faculty, UVU, UT, Conference Organizer, Jan 18-19, 2012

2011                American Association for Paralegal Education, Thirtieth Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Participant, Nov 2-5, 2011

2011                Ethical Theory in Teaching Ethics Across the Curriculum with Bernard Gert, Faculty Summer Seminar, UVU, Orem, UT, Participant, May 3-6, 2011 

2011                Women of the Mountains, Second International Conference, Moderator, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, March 8-9, 2011

2011                Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Twentieth Annual Meeting,                                                Cincinnati, OH, Moderator & Participant, March 3-6, 2011

2011                J. Reuben Clark Law Society Conference, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, Participant, Feb 17-19, 2011

2011                Domestic Relations Training, Utah Legal Services & Timpanogos Legal Center, Feb 11, 2011

2011                Twelfth Annual Conference by the Faculty, UVU, UT, Conference Organizer, Jan 19-20, 2011

2010                Civil Legal Aid Programs in Utah, Utah State Bar, Participant, November 3, 2010: discussing pro bono programs in Utah

2010                International Great Teachers Summit, UVU, Wasatch Campus, Heber City, UT, Participant, October 7-9, 2010

2010                Seventh Annual International Conference on SME: Management-Marketing-Economic and Social Aspects, Presenter, Aug. 2-5, 2010, Athens, Greece.

2010                Summer University, Faculty and Staff Conference, UVU, Orem, UT, Participant,                                          May 10-12, 2010                    

2010                Digital nation: New Media, Old Teachers, Learning, and Citizenship, Faculty                                                 Summer Seminar, UVU, Orem, UT, Participant, May 3-7, 2010

2010                Entrepreneurship Conference-Profit in Bad Times, UVU, Orem, UT, Participant,                                           April 16, 2010

2010                Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Nineteenth Annual Meeting,                                              Cincinnati, OH, Participant, March 3-7, 2010

2010                J. Reuben Clark Law Society Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT                                         Participant, Feb 11-13, 2010

2010                Eleventh Annual Conference by the Faculty, UVU, UT, Conference Organizer, Jan 20-21, 2010

2010-2012       UVU, Woodbury School of Business, Professional Development Committee

2008-2010       Executive Board, Women in Leadership, Provo, UT, At-Large Member

2009-2012       UVU, Dept. of Legal Studies, Faculty Search Committee, Member

2009-2010       UVU, Woodbury School of Business, Dean Search Committee, member

2009-2010       UVU, Woodbury School of Business-Ethical Reasoning Assessment-member

2009                UVU, Dept. of Legal Studies, Lecturer Search Committee, Member

2009-2010       UVU, Woodbury School of Business, Teaching & Scholarship Committee

2009                Global Ethics Forum, Geneva, Switzerland, Participant, July 2-3, 2009

2009                Summer University, Faculty and Staff Conference, UVU, Orem, UT, Participant,                                          May 11-14, 2009                    

2009                The Ethics and Public Policy Implications of Free Market Economics, Faculty                                               Summer Seminar, UVU, Orem, UT, Participant, May 4-8, 2009

2009                Law for America Workshop, S.J.Quinney School of Law, University of Utah, Salt                                        Lake City, UT, Participant, April 18, 2009

2009                Entrepreneurship Conference-Profit in Bad Times, UVU, Orem, UT, Participant,                                           April 17, 2009

2009                Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement Conference, First Annual Conference,                                           UVU, Orem, UT, Participant, April 13-14, 2009

2009                Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Eighteenth Annual Meeting,                                               Cincinnati, OH, Participant, March 5-8, 2009

2009                J. Reuben Clark Law Society Conference, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA,                                         Participant, Feb 12-14, 2009

2009                Tenth Annual Conference by the Faculty, UVU, UT, Conference Organizer, Jan 20-21, 2009

2007-2008       Utah County Women Lawyers, Provo, UT, President

2007-2008       Women in Leadership, Provo, UT, President

2007-2011       Utah Valley State, Career and Technical Education Council, Member 

Professional Internships: 

2011                Family Justice Center, Provo, UT

2010                Kirton McConkie Law, Salt Lake City, UT

2009                Ford & Huff Law, Lehi, UT

2008                Keith Barton & Associates, Sandy, UT

2006                Freedom Legal, Provo, UT

2005                Counsel-Women’s Lifestyle Magazine 

Refereed Publications: 

Jasperson, J (2012) “ Civic Engagement and Education―A Chief Passion for the Chief ”, 75 Albany Law Review 1683.   See athttp://www.albanylawreview.org/sub.php?id=58 

Englehardt, E.; MacArthur, D.; Jasperson, J. (2009) “Progress toward the Rule of Law in China: ‘Democratizing’ the Demands of Law with Confucian EthicsInternational Journal of Applied Philosophy, Volume 23:2, pp 249-270. 

Jasperson, J.; (2009)Utah's Pro Bono Week was a Success! Central Utah Bar Free Legal Clinic and Luncheon”, Utah Bar Journal, Vol 23, Jan/Feb 2010, p 43 

Jasperson, J.; (2009) “Your Best Professional SelfThe Paralegal Educator, Spring 2009, Volume 23, No. 1, pp 22-24. 

Jasperson, J.; (2008) “Legislative Update: Senate Bill 83 ‘Check Cashing and Deferred Deposit Lending Registration Act’Utah Bar Journal, Volume 21 No.6, Nov/Dec 2008, p 33.

Refereed Proceedings: 

McArthur, D.; Englehardt, E.E.; Jasperson, J. (2009) “Chinese Rule of Law and Confucian Ethics: Keeping it All in the Family” Refereed Proceedings of the UVSC Tenth Annual Utah Valley University Conference; pg 18-41, Jan 21, 2009. Orem, UT 

Jasperson, J., Howard, C., Mongue, R. (2009) “Paralegal Professionalism and Empowerment” Refereed Proceedings of the Twenty Eighth Annual American Association for Paralegal Educators Conference, pg Breakout 38, Oct. 28-31, 2009.  Portland, OR. 

Jasperson, J., Goren, W., Nguyen, T., Orlik, D. (2008) “Point/Counterpoint: Legal Ethics-Integrated or Stand alone”” Refereed Proceedings of the Twenty Seventh Annual American Association for Paralegal Educators Conference, pg Breakout 34,Oct. 15-18, 2008. Dallas, TX. 

Hall, E.; Jasperson, J.; Howard, C. (2008)Utah Legal Assisting Fundamentals, ‘Basics of Legal Research’  pg 5-1 through 5-34. Half Moon LLC Seminars, Salt Lake City, UT, April 18, 2008. 

Peer Reviewed/ Refereed Presentations:

Jasperson, J. (2012) “Teaching Interpersonal Skills to Paralegal Students” AAfPE Pacific Regional Conference, April 21, 2012, Park City, UT 

Jasperson, J. (2010) “Trends in Deferred Deposit Lending Businesses” Seventh Annual International Conference on SME: Management-Marketing-Economic and Social Aspects” Aug. 2, 2010, Athens, Greece. 

Jasperson, J., Howard, C., Mongue, R. (2009) “Paralegal Professionalism and Empowerment” Twenty Eighth Annual American Association for Paralegal Educators Conference, Oct.31, 2009, Portland, OR 

Jasperson, J., Howard, C. (2009) “Bring Your Students’ Professionalism Skills to Life” AAfPE Pacific Regional Conference, April 24, 2009, Honolulu, HI 

Jasperson, J. (2009) “Who’s Your Payday? A Study of Eight Publicly Traded Payday Lenders” Western Academy of Management, Zermatt Resort, March 20, 2009, Midway, UT. 

Englehardt, E., McArthur, D., Jasperson, J. (2009) “Chinese Rule of Law and Confucian Ethics” Tenth Annual Utah Valley University Ethics Conference by the Faculty, Jan 21, 2009, Orem, UT. 

Jasperson, J., Goren, W., Nguyen, T., Orlik, D. (2008) “Point/Counterpoint: Legal Ethics-Integrated or Stand alone: How YouTube changed My Life as a Legal Ethics Professor” Twenty Seventh Annual American Association for Paralegal Educators Conference, Oct.18, 2008, Dallas, TX. 

Jasperson, J. (2008) “Who’s Your Payday? A Study of Eight Publicly Traded Payday Lenders” Mountain Plains Management Conference, Idaho State University, Oct 9, 2008, Pocatello, ID.

Hall, E.; Jasperson, J.; Howard, C. (2008) Utah Legal Assisting Fundamentals Seminar, ‘Basics of Legal Research’ Half Moon LLC Seminars, April 18, 2008, Salt Lake City, UT.

Jasperson, J., Howard, C. (2008) “Ethics & Teaching Across the Curriculum: A Discussion of Paralegal Specific Ethical Issues” American Association for Paralegal Educators (AAfPE) Pacific Regional Conference, April 2-4, 2008, Las Vegas, NV.

Non Refereed Presentations: 

Hammond,S., Jasperson,J. “Difficult Conversations” Department Chair Academy 2.0 Spring 2009. UVU, Feb 10, 2009. Discussing the Harvard Project on Negotiation: model for dealing with difficult issues and apply the model to dealing with difficult issues with faculty. 

Hammond,S. Jasperson,J. “Difficult Conversations” Department Chair Academy 2.0 Fall 2008. UVU, Nov 14, 2008. Discussing the Harvard Project on Negotiation model for dealing with difficult issues and apply the model to dealing with difficult issues with faculty. 

Professional Organizations

Timpanogos Legal Center

Utah Bar Association

American Association for Paralegal Education

Central Utah Bar Association

J. Reuben Clark Law Society

BYU Law Alumni Association

Community and Volunteer Service

2011-2012 President, Central Utah Bar Assoc.

2010-2012 Timpanogos Legal Center Board

2010-2011 President-Elect, Central Utah Bar Association

2009-2012 Organizer, UVU Free Legal Night, involving hundreds of people

2009-2010 Wills for Heroes, Young Lawyers Division

2009-2010 Secretary, Central Utah Bar Assoc.

2009-2011 Constitution and Bylaws Committee member

2006-2010 Political Precinct Chair

2006-2010 County and State Political Delegate 

2003-2009 Boy Scout Merit Badge UVU Pow Wow instructor-"Law"

2003-2009 Moot Court judge- J. Reuben Clark law school moot court trials

2002-2012 J. Reuben Clark Law School Mentor

1999-present  Boy Scout Merit Badge counselor


Jill O. Jasperson has been teaching at UVU for 19 years.  She is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies.  Her expertise includes legal and business ethics, mediation & conflict resolution, business law, and consumer law, particularly usurious lending. She received her J.D. from J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1993.  Jill has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on various legal subjects.

Her hobbies includes walking, dancing (She was on the BYU Ballroom Dance Team for several years) and outdoor activities. She is a mother to twelve adult children.  

Because of her adaptability trait, traveling is a love and has taken her across the globe. She has lived in Japan and China.  She has yet to explore several continents. She is looking forward to meeting new people and new areas in her quest to see the world, one piece at a time.