2015-2016 Events

Special Speaker, Center for Constitutional Studies

Speaker: Professor Richard Epstein

Day: Friday

Date: February 4, 2016

Time: 7 PM

Room: UVU Library, Lakeview Room

CMD Club Event: Career Opportunities in Patent Law for Scientists & Engineers

Day: Wednesday

Date: February 24, 2016

Time: 12-1 PM

Room: LC 411

Refreshments to be provided

Special Speaker: Dean Matthew Wilson, University of Akron

Day: Thursday

Date: February 25, 2016

Time:  3-4 PM

Room: LC- 403M, Losee Center Conference Room, 4th Floor

Topic: Traditional & Non-Traditional Careers in Law: From the Eyes of an Expert 


5th Annual UVU Christine M. Durham Public Service Award Dinner

Special Guests: Justice Christine M. Durham and lawyers who are nominees for the 5th annual CMD Public Service Award

Day: Wednesday

Date: April 6, 2016

Time: 7-9 PM

Room: SC 213A

By Invitation ONLY to CMD Club Members

For more information, please email CMD Club  President Matt Murdoch at: bm.murdoch@gmail.com  

Ninth Annual UVU Fall Dean's Night & Law Fair

 Day: Tuesday 

Date: October 25, 2016

Time: 5-8 PM

5 PM- 6 PM   Mock Admissions Panel

6PM - 8PM    Law Fair 

Place: Grande Ballroom, UVU Sorensen Student 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.



Annual UVU Law School Boot Camp MAY 2016

How would you like to learn what law school is like BEFORE you go? How would you like to see cases and statutes that are used in classes in law school? Each year the Prelaw Advisor teaches a law school boot camp that includes the entire first--year law school curriculum in order to prepare you for law school.  It will help you prepare for law school if you come EVERY year before law school.  It is taught for four nights and covers the following topics:

Monday: Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure

Tuesday: Contracts, Torts

Wednesday:  Legal Research, Legal Writing (To be taught at BYU Law School Library)

Thursday: Property, Criminal Law

5th Annual UVU Law School Boot Camp

The 2016 Fifth Annual UVU Law School Boot Camp will be held the week of May 9-12 from 5-10 PM in LC 411, except for Wednesday, May 11, which will be held at the BYU Law School Law Library. Registration costs $75 and is due May 5th. Please print out the form below and deliver it to LC 402. 

Registration Form

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 started law school in Fall 2015; the others will start in Fall 2016.  We studied all the first-year law school courses and had great fun learning how to be prepared law students!

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 week.  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 entered law school in 2015 and four others will enter law school in 2016.  They are well on their way to excelling in law school!   

Boot Camp Students

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

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.


Boot Camp Attendee Endorsements:

"I did not realize how important outlining would be in law school as an undergrad. As a first-year student you are inundated with so much knowledge that often it is hard to see the forest for the trees.  You may learn a rule but be left wondering how does this rule fit in with everything else in the class and with the law.  A good outline helps you put that knowledge together into a meaningful whole and gives it perspective.  The bootcamp provides the beginning of your outline and prepares you for the concepts that will be taught in your first year of law school.  I highly recommend this experience."  Mark Petersen, Boot Camp Attendee 2014, BYU Law School, 2L Student

"Law school is very different than other academic endeavors.  Trying to prepare for it beforehand is not something that a person can do alone, so taking advantage of Eileen's willingness to provide training for what lies ahead is time well-spent." Ben Aldana, Boot Camp Attendee, 2015, BYU Law School 2L Student

"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