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BYU Law Students Experience Transactional Law in New York City

BYU Law understands the importance of creating hands-on learning opportunities for students early in their academic careers. For this purpose, BYU Law partnered with Kirkland & Ellis in New York City, to create an immersive, multi-day dealmaking program facilitating students through the process of mergers and acquisitions. The Deals Academy, an innovative approach to teaching […]

Jill Marchant on the Importance of Women in the Law

BYU Law was pleased to welcome Jill Marchant (‘90) to its annual Women in Law Luncheon as the keynote speaker. The luncheon is part of BYU Law’s ongoing effort to highlight the contributions of women in the law and share their experiences of inspiring leadership. Jill Marchant attended Brigham Young University for both her undergraduate […]

Disrupt Yourself with Whitney Johnson

What if you had the power to increase your odds of success by six times? Whitney Johnson, innovation and disruption theorist, taught BYU Law students at a Law & Leadership lecture the power of disrupting yourself through the following seven tips. Johnson explained that “disruptive innovation follows a framework and when you pursue a disruptive […]

Law & Social Change Student Panel

“How do I lift my vision of how I can be of greater service?” -Professor Michalyn Steele The final Law and Social Change event of the academic year was a panel of students who shared how they got proximate with those in need of legal assistance through various social projects. Third-year law student, Carly Huchendorf, […]

Graduation Spotlight: Luisa Gough

Before starting law school, Luisa Gough, ’19, was nervous that she would stick out because she was older, a mother, and had no prior work experience. “I felt like as a mom going to law school, I needed a community of support to help me survive this,” Gough said. She quickly found her community amongst […]

Getting Proximate by Advocating for Vulnerable Populations

Each semester, BYU Law students and faculty volunteers sit across the table from desperate but strong women who are seeking asylum. Having often traveled hundreds of miles through rough terrain and unspeakable circumstances, the majority of these women and children who arrive at the South Texas Family Residential Center will be sent back to the […]

Graduation Spotlight: Athelia Graham

Athelia Graham, ’19, was constantly interacting with immigrants throughout her childhood due to her father’s position as the Director of the English Language Center at Brigham Young University and as a linguistics professor. “[My dad] was heavily involved in helping immigrants learn English, so we had many people come to our house for dinner,” Graham […]

Graduation Spotlight: Brianna Rosier

Even before coming to BYU Law, Brianna Rosier, ’19, recognized the vital importance of advocacy. This realization came, in part, while working with autistic students in a classroom setting. Although she appreciated her ability to help the students, Rosier observed that there were limits to the influence she could have in that sphere. A legal […]

Graduation Spotlight: Scott Balsmeier

Scott Balsmeier, ’19, learned the value of hard work and investing in family relationships as he worked at his family’s janitorial services company throughout his childhood. When he was 13 years old, Balsmeier’s father unexpectedly passed away. He was left with a strong work ethic as well as his father’s example of resilience and persistence. […]

An Innovative Approach to Legal Education With Storytelling

Recognizing that storytelling is a critical skill in the practice of law, BYU Law is taking an innovative approach to legal education and is implementing an initiative to teach its students the theory and practice of storytelling. LawStories rests on three core pillars: LawReads, Proximate Cause, and LawStories on the Mainstage. “The deeper I delve […]

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