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Grayson Moulton ('14)

Grayson Moulton ('14)
SUU to Lawyer

Originally published on June 02, 2017.

Raised in the heart of Utah Valley, Grayson Moulton wanted to attend a university that provided something different than his community education options. After attending Southern Utah University’s High School Shakespeare Competition, Grayson knew SUU offered the something different he was looking for.

Enrolling as an SUU musical theater major, Grayson became immersed in performance. He performed in a variety of stage productions including:  How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, King Lear, Love's Labor's Lost, Chicago, and Bat Boy.

“At SUU, I performed in at least two shows a year,” Grayson said. “The wonderful thing about performing in college, is that your fellow cast members become your extended family. With few exceptions, everyone is supportive, and striving to create something wonderful.”

Outside of theater, Grayson worked on the Executive Council for the Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service and was appointed Senator for the College of Performing and Visual Arts.

Originally desiring a life of travel and performing, Grayson realized he wanted something more stable and predictable after the birth of his first child. Grayson said former attorney Eric Kirby was, and is, someone he looked up to immensely, and saw how Kirby’s career path had led him to law school, to legal practice, and then back to SUU.

“I thought it was a path worth emulating,” Grayson said.

After graduating from SUU, Grayson arrived at law school with a solid understanding of the world around him and several transferable skills from his career in theatre, specifically his ability to articulately speak in front of colleagues and before judges.

Now, Grayson is a law clerk for Shumway Van, a law firm in Las Vegas and is preparing to take the bar exam. Grayson plans to stay at the same firm after finishing the State Bar of Nevada exam.

 Learn more about SUU's Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service.