2016-2017 Visiting Professionals

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In addition to running his own legal practice, Arrow Legal Solutions Group, Attorney Loren M. Lambert writes extensively as an essayist, creenwriter and is an independent film producer.  Mr. Lambert is a board member of GreenTreeYoga and OFFER (a non-profit organization that promotes advocacy, education and research for persons with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia).  He has also been a kayak, canoe and rafting guide on the Snake and Salmon rivers. Mr. Lambert studied at the University of Utah, the University of Seville Spain and the J. Reuban Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. His law practice, established in 1991, mainly focuses on disability law and employment law.  Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Lambert clerked for Judge Ray Harding, a Trial Court Judge in the Fourth District of Utah, and performed a three year tour of duty as a JAG officer in the United States Army. While attending the University of Seville, Mr. Lambert taught English and trained with the Mercantile Club’s flat water kayak and canoe team.  While in the military, he has lived in Virginia, Georgia, Washington, California and Korea and his river running has taken him to British Colombia, Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, Virginia, Colorado, and of course, all over Utah where he was raised and currently resides. Mr. Lambert’s other interests include photography, swimming, yoga, weight lifting, biking, and camping.  Mr. Lambert has competed in wrestling, volley ball, long distance running, triathalons and kayaking.  He speaks fluent Spanish and his achievements include a black belt in Tae Kwon-Do and winning the Governor’s Cup in kayaking in Jackson, Wyoming.


Robert O. Lochhead obtained B.A. degree from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah in 1975. He received a J.D. from Columbia University, New York City in 1978. He worked as a law clerk in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Salt Lake City, Utah for 2 years. He worked as an attorney in private practice for 32 years. From 2010 to 2013 he served as a regional councel for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Supervised in-house legal staff and outside counsel in Russia, Ukraine and other former Soviet republics, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Areas of responsibility included corporate compliance, real property, construction, labor, contracts, tax, human rights, immigration, finance, government relations, and litigation.



Ben H. Hadfield obtained a B.A. degree from Weber State College in 1975. He received a J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1978. He worked as an attorney in private practice for 15 years. He was appointed to the District Court Bench in 1993 by Governor Michael Leavitt. During his years on the bench he served as a member and as chair of the Board of District Court Judges, as a member of the Utah Judicial Council, and two terms as Presiding Judge of the First District Court. He conducted well over one hundred jury trials. He retired in August 2014 and now serves as a senior judge and provides private mediation services.





Jesse Stricklan is a recent JD graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and will receive a MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies this fall. During law school, he worked as a student attorney in Michigan Law’s clinics, assisting clients who had been subjected to human trafficking in the Human Trafficking Clinic and clients who were convicted of crimes they did not commit in the Michigan Innocence Clinic. He also worked for Freedom House Detroit, an organization assisting refugees in the U.S., and volunteered before law school with CASA, a program assisting with the representation of children in foster care.

His academic interests focus on comparative law, criminal procedure, and the definitions of illegal behavior. He worked on the editorial board of the Michigan Journal of International Law, in which he wrote a student article about Russia and the ECHR as well as a brief note about the relationship between Hungary and the EU. He also contributed to the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, a resource for American civil rights lawyers. His current research focuses on Russia’s recent extremism laws and on reforms in U.S. law to increase access to legal representation for immigrants being held before trial.

Jesse will participate as an assistant lecturer for the JET Program during the 2016-2017 academic year.