Tyler B. Bugden


Tyler Bugden is currently serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert J. Shelby for the United States District Court, District of Utah.

Tyler is a litigation attorney. His practice focuses on water law, white collar criminal defense, personal injury defense, and government defense.

Tyler is a recent law school honors graduate from the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law. Prior to law school, he attended Tufts University earning his undergraduate degree in Peace and Justice Studies. This program involved the in-depth study of the crucial role the law and justice system plays in shaping America’s social movements.

After graduating from Tufts in 2009, Tyler worked with several Utah-based organizations, including the Volunteers of America’s Adult Detoxification Center, the University of Utah’s Lowell Bennion Community Service Center, and the Salt Lake Peer Court.

During law school, Tyler served as the Executive Social Justice Editor of the Utah Law Review, a board member of the Social Justice Student Initiative, and a supporting member of the Minority Law Caucus. He also worked with the ACLU of Utah, Racially Just Utah, and the Salt Lake City School District to host symposiums analyzing and addressing discipline issues in Utah’s public schools. In 2017, the Utah Law Review published Tyler’s research on discipline issues in Utah’s public schools.



J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2018

B.A., Tufts University, Peace and Justice Studies, 2009

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