JARED CARL BENNETT

Curriculum Vitae

JARED CARL BENNETT portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, College Of Law

Biography

Education

  • BS, Political Science, University of Utah
  • JD, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
  • MPA, Public Administration, University of Utah. Project: Dissertation: Ownership of Transmigratory Minerals, Utah and Zebras: Proof That Oil and Gas Ownership Law Needs Reform

Honors & Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year. Utah State Bar Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section, 05/2016
  • Bronze Medal. United States Environmental Protection Agency, 08/2013
  • United States Attorney's Award. United States Attorney's Office District of Utah, 12/2009

Biography

Jared C. Bennett graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Utah College of Law in 2001, earned a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Utah. From 2001-2002, Jared clerked for the Honorable Pamela T. Greenwood on the Utah Court of Appeals. In 2002, Jared was hired as an Honor’s Program Attorney for the Solicitor’s Office in United States Department of the Interior.

In 2005, Jared was fortunate enough to be hired by the United States Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Utah. He was the Civil Division Chief from August 2013 to August 2017. In the Civil Division, Jared dealt with all types of civil cases but handled many natural resources cases and defended land-use decisions of federal land management agencies. Jared has also served as an environmental crimes prosecutor since 2006.  In August 2017, United States Attorney John W. Huber appointed Jared to serve as the First Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney's Office, District of Utah.   

As an AUSA, Jared also teaches trial advocacy to prosecutors in Latin America. Jared has taught in the Dominican Republic, Colombia, El Salvador, and Mexico. In 2013, Jared testified before the Mexican Senate Judiciary Committee regarding draft legislation for Mexico's criminal procedure code.  Since 2004, Jared has also taught at the University of Utah in the field Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, and Administrative Law.

Affiliations

  • Local Rules Committee for the Federal District Court for the District of Utah (LRC-DU), Committee Member, 05/2014 - present
  • Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Policy Committee (DOJ-ECPC), Committee Member, 09/2013 - present

In the Media

Languages

  • Spanish, fluent.
  • Portuguese, functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Latin America and the Caribbean