TROY L. BOOHER

Curriculum Vitae

TROY L. BOOHER portrait
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), College Of Law, University of Utah
  • Adjunct Instructor, Political Science Department, University of Utah

Biography

Education

  • J.D. 2002, College of Law, University of Utah
  • Ph.D 2010, Philosophy, University of Utah. Project: Theory's Limits

Honors & Awards

  • Peter W. Billings Excellence in Teaching Award,. S.J. Quinney College of Law, 05/2013
  • Hearts & Hands Award, Volunteer of the Year,. Utah State Bar, 05/2008
  • Young Alumnus of the Year,. S.J. Quinney College of Law, 05/2007

Biography

Associate Clinical Professor of Law - Troy L. Booher is the managing partner of the appellate boutique law firm of Zimmerman Jones Booher LLC. At the S.J. Quinney College of Law, he teaches a course in Appellate Practice, supervises the Traynor Moot Court Program, coaches the National Moot Court Team, and runs a year-round Appellate Practice Clinic. In the past, he has taught courses on the Judicial Process and the Legal Profession.  In addition, he occasionally teaches courses in Law & Politics and the Judicial Process in the Political Science Department, and a course in Philosophy of Law in the Philosophy Department, at the University of Utah. 

He is the chair of the program committe for the Utah State Bar 2014 Summer Convention and co-chair of the Utah State Bar New Lawyer Training Program Committee. He also is a member of the Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Appellate Procedure, a member of the Utah Supreme Court Subcommittee on Indigent Representation in Post-Conviction Proceedings, and a past chair of the Appellate Practice Section and the Constitutional Law Section of the Utah State Bar. 

Professor Booher has published law review articles on the religion clauses and commercial speech, articles in philosophy journals on J.S. Mill and the relationship between philosophy of language and constitutional interpretation, contributed a book chapter on free will and responsibility, and co-authored a book on drugs and justice and a chapter in a book on appellate practice. He also speaks on a variety to topics, most recently originalism, the right to counsel, professionalism, appellate practice, civil commitment as an alternative means of combating drug addiction, and the relationship between religion and politics in a liberal democracy.