Nate Broadhurst is back at Clyde Snow after spending the last several years clerking in Utah’s state and federal courts. Most recently, he completed a clerkship with Chief Judge Robert Shelby at the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. Prior to his federal service, Nate clerked at the Utah Court of Appeals, serving for one year in Judge Ryan Harris’s chambers, and then completing a 6-month term as a court-wide judicial clerk.
Nate earned his J.D. at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, and both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Alabama. While in law school, Nate clerked at Clyde Snow during his 2L summer and part-time during his 3L year. Prior to Clyde Snow, he completed an externship at the Office of the City Attorney for Salt Lake City, focusing on filing Water User Claims and ancillary research required to assert the City’s water rights in the Utah Lake-Jordan River General Adjudication. Nate also spent a semester in Washington, D.C., externing at the Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division, where he served with the Environmental Crimes Section.
Nate focuses his practice on natural resources, environmental law, water rights issues, civil litigation, and everything in between. In the environmental and natural resources arena, he has worked at the local, state, and federal level, allowing him to draw on his multifaceted experience to find the best solutions for his clients. Further, his experience clerking in Utah’s state and federal courts affords him with a unique perspective in working with clients to meet their litigation goals.
Nate is an outdoor enthusiast and in his free time enjoys running, skiing, hiking, camping, and soaking up Utah’s natural beauty with his family.
Juris Doctor, cum laude, Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, University of Utah (2020)
Executive Environmental Editor, Utah Law Review (2019-2020)
Master of Public Administration, University of Alabama (2017)
Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Political Science major, Geography minor, Public Policy minor (2016)
2020 Pace National Environmental Moot Court Competition: Best Oralist Runner-Up
Leary Scholar (top 20% of class)
CALI Awards: Legal Methods; Administrative Law
Salt Lake City Public Utilities Legacy Award
Judicial Law Clerk in Chambers of Chief Judge Robert J. Shelby, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah (2022-2023)
Court-wide Judicial Clerk, Utah Court of Appeals (2021-2022)
Judicial Law Clerk in Chambers of Judge Ryan M. Harris, Utah Court of Appeals (2020-2021)
Law Clerk, Department of Justice: Environment and Natural Resources Division, Environmental Crimes Section (2019)
The David K. Watkiss Sutherland II American Inn of Court
Utah State Bar, Environmental and Natural Resources Section
American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Search Committee for Assistant Dean of Career Development Office at S.J. Quinney College of Law, Student Representative (2019)
“The Essence of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction: Evolution & Analysis,” presented at the 15th Annual J. Paul Riley AWRA‐Utah Section Student Conference (Mar. 23, 2020).
“Clerks on Clerkships,” recurring panel member, S.J. Quinney College of Law (2021, 2022, 2023).
Nathaniel E. Broadhurst, One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Reforming the National Ocean Policy for the Twenty-First Century, in RE-ENVISIONING THE ANTHROPOCENE OCEAN (Robin K. Craig & Jeffrey M. McCarthy eds., 2023).
Nathaniel E. Broadhurst, Case Summary of Conservation Law Foundation, Inc. v. Longwood Venues and Destinations, Inc., ABA SEER CONNECT (Apr. 1, 2020).
Nathaniel E. Broadhurst, Case Summary of Texas v. U.S. E.P.A., SEER CONNECT (July 25, 2019).
Bennett L. Bearden & Nathaniel E. Broadhurst, 2017: A Busy Year in Alabama Water Policy, THE WAVE, Fall 2017, at 17.
Bennett L. Bearden, William L. Andreen, & Nathaniel E. Broadhurst, The History and Current Status of the Tri-State Water Wars, ABA SEER WATER RESOURCES COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER, Aug. 2017, at 3.
Bennett L. Bearden, William L. Andreen, & Nathaniel E. Broadhurst, Aftermath: Water Policy Implications of Florida v. Georgia, THE WAVE, Summer 2017, at 23.