Council Emeritus
Life Member

The Hon. Christine M. Durham

Utah Supreme Court (Retired)
Salt Lake City, UT
Wellesley College, A.B.
Duke University School of Law, J.D.

Justice Christine Durham served on the Utah Supreme Court from 1982 to 2017, serving as Chief Justice from 2002 to 2012. Prior to becoming Chief Justice, she was as a Trial Judge for four years, one of them as presiding judge of the Third Judicial District Court.

Justice Durham has been active in judicial education, serving as the first chair of the Utah Judicial Council’s Education Committee and a founder of the Leadership Institute in Judicial Education.

She was elected to the ALI in February 1984 and was elected to the Council in 1989. She currently serves as an Adviser on the Restatement Third, Trusts project and the Restatement Third, Employment Law project. She also serves on the Members Consultative Group for the Model Penal Code: Sentencing project and the Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses project.

EDUCATION: Wellesley College, B.A.; Duke University Law School, J.D.  

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