- JD, Law, SJ Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
- BFA, Theatre Performance, University of Utah
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.