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Milestone Minute: Developing Cross-Cultural Competency with Michalyn Steele

Cross-cultural competence is critical for lawyers to be able to listen, understand, and respond with empathy in communicating with our clients, our colleagues, and our communities. Cross-cultural competence means we are aware of our own cultural assumptions and are more sensitive to the cultural differences that may exist with others.  To be effective advocates, we […]

Simone Aldredge Impresses with Initiative Taken at Cisco Systems

As Simone Aldredge (2L) was looking forward to summer externship opportunities, she knew that she wanted to gain in-house experience, be exposed to multiple areas of law practice, and learn more about the tech industry. This summer, Aldredge is externing in the legal department at Cisco Systems, Inc. in San Jose, CA. She is currently […]

Ryan Wallentine Applies Skills Learned In Milestones Program on Tokyo Externship

Ryan Wallentine (1L) would like to practice international law or work in the foreign service following graduation. Therefore, when looking for externship opportunities, he was pleased to find an opportunity in Tokyo, Japan. Wallentine has been studying Japanese independently and is grateful for the opportunity to apply his skills in a law-centered environment. Currently working […]

Milestone Minute: Rocking Your Summer Job with Rebecca van Uitert

Summer externships are important for law school students because they are essentially one large interview. Becoming a highly respected and sought-after employee often requires a little extra effort. Even those who have been working somewhere for years might find they can reinvigorate their work with a few simple changes. Keep the following five categories and […]

Building Open and Democratic Societies Through Education

Each spring for the past 20 years, BYU Law Professor J. Clifton Fleming has traveled to Budapest, Hungary, to teach international taxation to students attending the Central European University (CEU). “My hope is that by teaching these very bright and promising students important lessons on how to be excellent professionals…we are building a cadre of […]

Mackenzie Cannon Learns Nuances of Civil Law During Externship in Madrid

When BYU Law student, Mackenzie Cannon (1L), accepted a position in the dispute resolution department at Hogan Lovells’ Madrid office, she was excited to learn about the differences between Spanish law and American law. As a civil law country, Spain structures trials differently with judges taking a more active role. Judges are able to object […]

BYU Law Students Engage in Civil Rights Leadership Tour in Washington, D.C.

This spring, thirteen BYU Law student research fellows embarked on an accelerated three-day leadership study tour in Washington, D.C. Students were accompanied by members of the BYU Law Council of Inspiring Leaders (CIL) who sponsored the tour. The council is comprised of experienced leaders who donate their time and money to mentor current law students. […]

Milestone Minute: Professional Responsibility with Elysa Dishman

Before an attorney can practice law, they need to take the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) which tests future lawyers on their ethical professional obligations. An understanding of professional responsibility and ethics is critical for nascent as well as practicing lawyers. Professor Elysa Dishman, who focuses on ethics and professional responsibility, provides general tips for […]

Mike McKinley Clerks in Washington, D.C. on Summer Externship

When Mike McKinley visited Washington, D.C. five years ago, he knew he wanted to come back. He was fascinated by the capital’s unique blend of impressive individuals from every state and country and the differing perspectives they offered. This summer, McKinley’s wish to return to Washington, D.C. was fulfilled when he accepted an externship position […]

BYU Law Students Sharpen Litigation Skills in Immersive Trial Academy

Simon J. McHenry and Emily Walter, first-year law students at BYU Law, completed their last final exam on Thursday, April 25, 2019. While most students on campus took the chance to celebrate and relax after exam week, McHenry and Walter were sent a civil court case to review before starting BYU Law’s Trial Academy—an intensive, […]

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