Jennifer has B.S. in Sociology and a J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Jennifer began working with the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center as law student clinical intern in the University of Utah Innocence Clinic. She continued her work at RMIC after being awarded the Spurgeon Public Interest Fellowship and was a Teaching Assistant for the Innocence Clinic throughout the 2013-2014 academic year.
Jennifer officially joined the staff of the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center in 2014. She is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. As Managing Attorney she oversees all of RMIC’s cases in investigation and litigation and supervises law students participating in the Innocence Clinic at each of our cooperating schools. Jennifer is licensed to practice law in Utah and Nevada.
After receiving her B.S. in Medicine and Anthropology, Josie stayed in Salt Lake City and earned her J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2018. While in law school, Josie specialized in criminal defense law, working and interning at the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association. During her second year, Josie also interned for the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center. She became deeply invested in the clients, and continued to volunteer with RMIC her third year. After passing the bar in 2018, Josie was welcomed to RMIC full-time as Staff Attorney.
Josie participated in several student groups while in law school, including the Social Justice Student Initiative, and “Outlaws” – the College of Law’s LGBTQIA+ student organization. She was selected to compete on the 2017 Negotiation Team, and received an Outstanding Achievement award in her Criminal Procedure class. In 2018, Josie was awarded Pro Bono Publico Student of the Year by the Utah State Bar. In her free time Josie enjoys playing board games, video games, and taking to the streets to advocate for justice reform.
Professor Anderson received a B.F.A. from the University of Utah in 1985, and a J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1993. Before joining the College of Law in 1999, Professor Anderson worked as a litigation associate with Holme, Roberts & Owen (1993-1994), served as staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah (1994-1997), and specialized in the areas of social security law and indigent criminal defense with Cannon, Cleary & Match (1997-1999). Professor Anderson served as president of the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center from January 2001 until 2011, and is currently RMIC’s Legal Director. She litigates innocence and wrongful conviction claims throughout Utah, Wyoming and Nevada. She also serves as director of the Innocence Clinic and administrative supervisor of the Criminal Clinic (both prosecutor and defender) at the College of Law. Professor Anderson teaches legal methods, innocence investigation and post-conviction process, criminal process, lawyering skills, and introduction to law.
Blair has more than ten years of nonprofit experience in operations and development, and his particular interest in the establishment of mutually beneficial partnerships between the private and nonprofit sectors. He is a graduate of Yale University and lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and their two children. When not working for social justice, Blair can be found menacing lawyers and judges with a squash racquet.