• Adjunct Professor, College Of Law - Dean


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


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 hired as an Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Utah in the United States Department of Justice. 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. In 2016, Jared was named the Lawyer of the Year by the Energy, Natural Resources, and Environmental Law Section of the Utah State Bar. Starting in 2006, Jared also served as an environmental crimes prosecutor. The Environmental Protection Agency Office of Enforcement and Compliance awarded Jared its Bronze Medal in 2013 for his prosecutorial work.  As an AUSA, Jared taught trial advocacy to prosecutors in Latin America and Asia. Jared taught in the Dominican Republic, Colombia (2 times), El Salvador (2 times), Mexico (18 times), and East Timor. In 2013, Jared testified before the Mexican Senate Judiciary Committee regarding draft legislation for Mexico's criminal procedure code.  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.   

Since 2004, Jared has taught at the University of Utah in the field Environmental Law, Environmental Crimes, Constitutional Law, Natural Resources and Public Lands, Property Law, and Administrative Law.  In June 2019, Wolters Kluwer published Jared's law school textbook entitled Environmental Crime: Pollution and Wildlife Enforcement.  In 2022, Jared received the S.J. Quinney College of Law's Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award.

In January 2020, Jared was selected to serve as a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Utah.  He began his judicial service in May 2020.  His office is located in the Orrin G. Hatch United States Courthouse in Salt Lake City. As a Judge, Jared still teaches internationally and has presented in Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico.