2015-2016 Events

 4th Annual UVU Christine M. Durham Public Service Award Celebration

Day:      Monday

Date:      September 28, 2015

Time:     1-3 PM

Place:     UVU Library, Lakeview Room, 4th Floor

Join us to honor four finalists and an awardee with the 4th Annual UVU Christine M. Durham Public Service Award! Past recipients, university staff, faculty, and students will be there to honor the use of a law degree and its importance in public service and those who epitomize service.  Former Chief Justice Durham will be on campus to give awards to the honorees.  This is a great opportunity to meet those who do good with their law degree! Join us for this annual event!   

J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Women in Law Committee, Annual Event

Day: Wednesday

Date: September 30, 2015

Place: J. Reuben Law School, BYU, Room 205

Time:  Law School Tour: 6:15 PM; Panel: 7 PM


Justice Christine M. Durham, Utah Supreme Court

Catherine Bramble, BYU Law Grad

Susannah Thomas, U.S. Department of the Interior

Elaine Young, Kirton & McConkie

For more information, contact: Megan Needham, megan.m.needham@gmail.com 

Eighth Annual UVU Fall Dean's Night


Day: Wednesday 

Date: October 21, 2015

Time: 5-8 PM

5 PM- 6 PM   Mock Admissions Panel, CB 417

6PM - 8PM    Law Fair, CB 510 & 511

Place: UVU Classroom Building,  Oquirrh Mountain Room (CB 510 & 511), 5th Floor, [www.uvu.edu/maps/orem.html ] Northeast corner of campus; Visitor Parking near UCCU Event Center

Pick up law school materials; discuss your application with officers.  Mock Admissions Panel to be held where officers and prelaw advisor review actual law school applications.  Law Fair to follow.



100 xJD: Connected Lawyers are Happy Lawyers

Goal: For UVU prelaw students to know 100 lawyers by the time they graduate from law school
Program: Attorneys will be invited to UVU monthly, throughout the year, so that students can meet them and learn about their professional expertise and experiences
Benefit: The creation of your own personal and professional network as you prepare to become a lawyer

Method to Build a Network:

  1. Students should contact one lawyer, take him/her to lunch, ask questions on the Lawyer Interview Questions (found on the Forms page), take notes, collect the lawyer's card and store permanently, such as in a binder, and ask that lawyer to refer you to two other attorneys and thank him/her for sharing their time and information;
  2. Contact each of the two referred attorneys, indicating that you were referred by the initial attorney, and invite her/him to lunch or whatever place/time that is mutually satisfactory;
  3. In the subsequent meeting with the two referred attorneys, ask the questions on Lawyer Interview Form, take notes, collect lawyer's card and store permanently;
  4. Contact the first attorney to let him/her know how much you enjoyed meeting the other two attorneys and thank him/her for the referral;
  5. Ask each of the two new attorneys for a referral to two other attorneys; and
  6. Repeat until you know or have met 100 lawyers!


Annual UVU Law School Boot Camp

Each year a law school boot camp teaches the entire first--year law school curriculum from 5-10 PM for one week, Monday-Thursday nights:

Constitutional Law

Civil Procedure




Legal Research

Legal Writing

Criminal Law

1st Annual UVU Law School Boot Camp

The 1st Annual UVU Law School Boot Camp was held May 29-June 1, 2012.  Seven students completed the course and entered law schools around the country in Fall 2012. BYU Law professors and local practicing attorneys taught the course. Lunch with Lawyers and Dinner with Law Students rounded out the program.


2nd Annual UVU Law School Boot Camp

The 2nd Annual UVU Law School Boot Camp was held May 20-23, 2013. This year the program was opened up to all UVU students, not just admitted students.  Six students completed the course. Several of the students will enter law school in and one will go to medical school in Fall 2013. Prelaw Advisor, Eileen Doyle Crane, taught the course. It was shorter and more compact this year, requiring much more work on the students' part. We had a great time.

2nd Annual Law School Boot Camp

3rd Annual UVU Law School Boot Camp

The 2014 Boot Camp was held May 19-22, 2014.  A record 24 students registered for the boot camp.  Eighteen students completed the camp at the end of the weeks.  Two alumni from the 1st Annual Boot Camp, Brixton Hakes and Adam Easter, visited the boot camp to encourage UVU students in their preparations for law school.  Four students will attend law school in Fall 2014.  Twelve students are preparing for law school in 2015 and four others are preparing for 2016.  They are well on their way to excelling in law school!  

Boot Camp Students

4th Annual UVU Law School Boot Camp

The 2015 Fourth Annual Law School Boot Camp was held the week of May 11-14 in LC 411.  Eleven student attended and it went very well.  Four of the students will start law school this fall; the others will start next year.  We studied all the first-year law school courses and had great fun learning how to be prepared law students!

Quotes from Previous Boot Camp Attendees:

"I was really glad that I attended the Law School Boot Camp set up at UVU! Mostly because it gave me a better idea of what law school topics I would be encountering.  Plus, getting more awareness of lawyers in our community and being able to meet them.  This class was well worth it!"     Victoria Carlton, Boot Camp and Law School Graduate, J. Reuben Clark Law School, BYU

"The Boot Camp was a non-intimidating chance to talk with law professors and attorneys who were willing to answer any and all questions we had about school, the first-year subjects, careers/getting jobs, and life as a lawyer.  The classes were fascinating and I felt encouraged  and catered to. More than anything, Boot Camp made me more excited to start law school--well worth the time and effort to attend!"     Will Black, Boot Camp and Law School Graduate, University of Iowa Law School

5th Annual UVU Law School Boot Camp

The 2016 Fifth Annual UVU Law School Boot Camp will be held the week of May 16-19 in LC 411. Registration is due May 1st on the form linked below. 

Registration Form