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Innocence Project

On November 2, 2017, the BYU Law School community was privileged to hear from Jarrett Adams, an exoneree now fighting to free the wrongly convicted. An Innocence Project attorney, Mr. Adams has come full circle, from being accused of criminal conduct to defending the accused. At the age of seventeen, he was charged with committing […]

Everything You Need to Know About LawX

BYU Law was recently featured by the National Jurist as one of the top 20 Most Innovative Law Schools in the United States for being “on the cutting edge when it comes to preparing students for the future”. This recognition comes due to the start of a new program: LawX. About LawX LawX is a new […]

Application Checklist

Applying to law school requires planning and a basic understanding of the process. To help you navigate the steps, we’ve provided a checklist to ensure that everything goes smoothly as you complete your application. Remember to start early and give yourself enough time to study well for the LSAT and to write an engaging personal […]

SBA Halloween Party

  Law school may be rigorous, but the students at BYU Law enjoy a strong sense of community and appreciate the study breaks that come with traditions like the annual Halloween party. Each year students are joined by superheroes, princesses, celebrities, and ghouls of all ages and sizes as they walk the parade of costumes. […]

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 […]

BYU Lawreads

Get into the discussion at BYU Law with BYU Lawreads, a new program that features a book-of-the-semester meant to reflect on the role of law in human affairs. The primary goal of BYU Lawreads is to initiate deeper reflection on the role of law in human affairs. With that in mind, the book for this […]

ICLRS Student Fellow Sarah Clifford, Externship in Auckland, New Zealand

As a humanities undergraduate student, ICLRS Student Fellow Sarah Clifford created her own area of emphasis called “world religions”. Her focus was to learn about the motivations behind the actions of members of various religions and understand their larger world view. This interest motivated Sarah to apply for the summer externship with the International Center […]

Joe Moxon Summer Fellowship in South Africa

BYU Law student Joe Moxon learned the importance of thinking like a lawyer during his fellowship in Johannesburg, South Africa this summer. Moxon, who served an LDS mission in South Africa, had the opportunity to return to the country, but this time, as a legal fellow at the Office of General Counsel for The Church […]

Being Authentic in the Legal Marketplace

Just how "authentic" should you be in the legal profession? We share tips and insights from Virginia G. Essandoh of Ballard Spahr.

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