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J. Reuben Clark Law School

J. Reuben Clark Law School

J. Reuben Clark Building Brigham Young University Provo, UT 84602

Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School was founded in 1973 in Provo, Utah. It is a private institution in association with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, though church membership is not required for attendance. The three-year program accepted 39.92% of its 476 applicants in fall of 2021. 133 students enrolled in the program from that pool.

9% of students hold graduate degrees and students have studied 44 different majors in their undergraduate. 22 states and 9 different countries are represented. Moreover, 51% of the student body are women and 22% come from a minority background. Students range in age from 19 to 60.

The median LSAT of students is 167. An LSAT exemption is available for students who have a GPA of 3.85 or above and who scored in the top 15% of their SAT or ACT. The median GPA is 3.85, with a range of 3.51 to 3.93. Two letters of recommendation are required in the application process.

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are required to have an endorsement interview from their bishop and stake president. Non-members are required to have an endorsement interview with their local religious leader or LDS bishop, in addition to an endorsement from the non-denominational BYU Chaplain.

Tuition for non-LDS members is $28,416, while members only pay $14,208. Tuition is one of the lowest in the nation, with 34% of 2020 graduates having no debt. Full three-year scholarships are available to students who are not enrolled in a joint degree program. 100% of the class of 2020 received some form of financial aid or scholarship.

An impressive 100% of graduates are employed within ten months of graduating and graduates earn an average salary of $108,916. 96.72% of students pass the bar exam within two years of their graduation.

J. Reuben Clark Law School graduates work in 50 states, but are most heavily concentrated in Utah, California, and Washington DC. 24 graduates from the class of 2021 are employed in law firms of 250 members and less, while 23 work in law firms larger than 250. 11% of graduated students work in business and industry, 14% work in the government, 5% work in public interest, and 2% work in academia. 5 are employed in fields where holding a JD was an advantage.

20% of 2021 graduates secured a clerkship. 9 graduates hold a federal clerkship and 12 hold a clerkship at the state, local, or territorial level. BYU graduates have also had 15 supreme court placements with 8 different justices since 1976.

Students are required to complete at least six hours of externship credit and/or courses designated as “Professional Skills Courses.” BYU also has numerous student organizations pertaining to interest, academia, and identity. The school boasts small class sizes with a student/faculty ratio of 5.7:1.

Provo and the surrounding areas are geared towards the university, with numerous community activities available ranging from nature to art. The program ranks #1 in best value, and #1 in return on investment, according to the National Jurist.

J. Reuben Clark Law School’s motto is “Become a lawyer with purpose”

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3 Years

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    • Minority students: 22%
    • Women: 51%
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    • Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 96.72%
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 24
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 23
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