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Graduation Spotlight: Lisha Lisonbee

SBA President, Trial Advocacy, Journal of Public Law Lisha Lisonbee loved the mountains and wildlife and thought she found the perfect fit when she started college as a wildlife ecology and management major. Her dream of herding bison remained strong, but an English class sparked a new interest. “One day I had a debate in an […]

Graduation Spotlight: Ryan Lewis

Blockchain, Law Review, Moot Court, LawX, Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic While participating in a summer externship at Davis Polk in New York, BYU Law student Ryan Lewis was introduced to blockchain: an algorithm and distributed data structure for managing electronic cash without a central administrator. According to Lewis, blockchain is a complicated way of decentralizing the […]

Graduation Spotlight: Elise Faust

Law Review, Supreme Court Clinic, Moot Court, Judicial Externships Teaching and learning are integral parts of Elise Faust’s life. In the fourth grade, she set her course to teach history. By the age of 21, she earned a master’s degree in education from Columbia University and went on to teach high school for seven years […]

Graduation Spotlight: Mark Hammond

Licensed Patent Agent, IP Moot Court, Student IP Law Association As Mark Hammond completed an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, his desire for broader exposure to new technologies, more significant opportunities for writing, and improved control over his future made a career in intellectual property (“IP”) compelling. After shadowing patent attorneys and sitting in on a […]

Law Stories Event

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, BYU Law hosted its first annual LawStories event at The Wall. Law students submitted written stories to a panel of judges for the honor of presenting their work at this event. The criteria included they be original work, non-fiction, and have some tie to the law. Check out the winning stories […]

Graduation Spotlight: Ben Aldana

BYU Law graduating student Ben Aldana’s path to law school was far from traditional. “I shouldn’t be in law school,” he said. “In February of 2010 I was released from federal prison; I had just spent over six years incarcerated on drug-related charges. Before prison, my life was one of criminal activity and drug use. […]

10 Keys to Summer Success

10 Keys to Summer Success The 2014 national survey of employers conducted by NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) confirms what many of us have long known: employers increasingly seek summer associates, interns and new hires who demonstrate a strong ability to work with others—including peers and senior employees as well as clients and […]

BYU Law Professor Weighs in on Border Patrol Case

In October 2012 Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz allegedly shot and killed Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez — a 16-year-old Mexican national. Swartz is now being tried for second-degree murder by the Department of Justice, and the incident has sparked a number of legal issues concerning the U.S. Border Patrol. BYU Law Professor Eric Jensen weighed […]

SBA Talent Show

Each year, the SBA hosts its annual talent show to let off a little steam before finals start. This year’s event did not disappoint with acts ranging from a lightsaber violin rendition of Star Wars music to legal parodies and juggling. The talent of our students goes beyond case analysis and brief writing. Check out the […]

Graduation Spotlight: Grant Jones

Law Review, Minority Students Association, Judicial Externships After four years teaching as a sixth grade teacher in North Carolina, Grant Jones knew it was time to pursue a long time dream—law school. As he began his journey to law school, he believed that the skills he had cultivated during his time as an educator would not transfer […]

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