- 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 as RMIC's Legal Director from 2011-2022. She continues to litigate innocence and wrongful conviction claims in Utah. She served as director of the Innocence Clinic at the S.J. Quinney College of Law from 2007-2022 and now serves as the College of Law's Director of the Post-Conviction Clinic. Professor Anderson teaches legal methods, post-conviction law, innocence law, and introduction to law.