2016-2017 Events

UVU Christine M. Durham Prelaw Club Service Project

Weekly Voter Registration Booth

Time: 10-12:30 PM

Day: Fridays, until Election Day 

Location: LA Main Hall, 2nd Floor

Register to vote! Send your family and friends!  Participate in Democracy! Make a Difference!

Election Day: November 8th

CMD Election Day Party: November 8th, time and place TBD

Contact: Club President KC Tyler, kirk.c.tyler@outlook.com  808.675.1084

Utah Supreme Court Live Case & University of Utah Law School Tour 

Date: September 14, 2016

Location: University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, UT

Time: 9:00 AM in order to get a seat; Hearing, 10 AM; Tour, after Supreme Court Case concludes 

Parking: Rice-Eccles Football Stadium Parking Lot

RSVP: by September 9th to Eileen Doyle Crane, UVU Prelaw Advisor, 801.863.6779 or eileen.crane@uvu.edu 

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 admissions deans and the prelaw advisor review actual law school applications.  Law Fair to follow.

2016 LAW SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM

LIST OF FALL 2016 LAW SCHOOLS THAT ARE COMING TO UVU

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

Day: Wednesday

Date: September 28, 2016

Time: 6:30 PM, Law school tour @ 5:45 PM

Place: BYU Law School, Room 303

Speaker: Jane Mitchell, Co-Founder and CEO, Reset Foundation  https://theresetfoundation.org 

Topic: Unlocking Potential: How a Law Degree Amplifies Your Ability to Bless the World


UVU Wasatch Regional Ethics Bowl

UVU students have the opportunity to participate in the UVU Wasatch Regional Ethics Bowl in November, 2016 and February, 2017.

Professor Karen Mizell, Philosophy faculty member, coordinates the Ethics Bowl, teaches UVU students how to expand their skills.

Contact Professor Mizell at:  Karen.Mizell@uvu.edu OR 801.863.8758 or CB 507Q 

 Annual UVU Law School Boot Camp MAY 2017

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

 6th Annual UVU Law School Boot Camp

 2017 Law School Boot Camp Dates to be announced in January, 2017.

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