Author: Tonya Fischio

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 […]

When Should I Take the LSAT?

Here’s a question you may be asking yourself: which administration of the LSAT you should take? It’s a common question, but the answer depends a lot on you, your goals, and what’s going on in your life right now. An early administration of the LSAT, September/October or December, is usually preferable because many schools do […]

Bronwen Dromey: An Advocate for the Voiceless

If you think the name Bronwen Dromey is one of the most unique names you have heard, just wait until you hear her story. Dromey, a student at BYU Law, has traveled across the world to give service. Her passion for helping others is manifest in what she chose to study at BYU before starting law school: […]

Ashley Smith: Mother, Singer, and Law Student

Tragedy struck Ashley Smith in 2004 when her husband of two years died in a helicopter accident. Living in South Carolina as a 22 year-old widow, she found herself alone and on the brink of traveling to different states, such as Tennessee and New York, to pursue a music career. After completing various gigs, such as […]

Elise Faust: High School Teacher to Law Student

Elise Faust is a first-year law student at BYU Law School. Before coming to BYU Law, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and a minor in English at BYU.  She then followed her love of learning to Columbia University where she earned her Master’s degree in Social Science teaching. After attending Columbia, Elise served an […]

Jacob McRae: Breeding Mastiffs and Attending Law School

Growing up on a farm and working hard for every penny he ever earned, 2L Jacob McRae decided he wanted a better return on his investment. Since his family has plenty of land in Idaho, Jacob decided to try something new: running a dog breeding business to earn money. “It was kind of cool because I […]

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