Judge Dustin Pead was appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Utah in August 2012. From March 2008 to August 2012, Judge Pead was employed as a United States Immigration Judge, also in Utah. Judge Pead has also held the position of Assistant United States Attorney, Attorney Advisor to the Board of Immigration Appeals, Immigration Counsel to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary (on detail from the Board of Immigration Appeals), and law clerk to the Seattle, Washington Immigration Court. He graduated from the University of Miami Law School in 1998, and was hired by the Executive Office for Immigration Review immediately upon graduation under the United States Attorney General's Honors Program. During law school, he was employed as an intern at the Immigration Court in Denver, Colorado and, later, as intern with the former Immigration and Naturalization Service in Miami, Florida. Judge Pead teaches Political Asylum and Refugee Law in the fall semester and the Immigration Skills Lab in the winter semester.