Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School

The J. Reuben Clark Law School is one of the professional graduate schools of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Established in 1973, the school was named after former Ambassador, Undersecretary of State, and LDS General Authority J. Reuben Clark and offers both J.D. and LL.M. degrees. It is renowned for its emphasis on ethics, legal scholarship, religious and family law, and its low tuition. Although comparatively young, the J. Reuben Clark Law School consistently ranks among the top 50 law schools in the United States. Currently, the J. Reuben Clark Law School is ranked #44 by U.S. News & World Report.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.byu.edu
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) admissions@law.byu.edu
Location (Location) Provo, UT
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1973
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 44
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 162
Median GPA : 3.75
Acceptance Rate : 29%


BYU Law School Admissions

BYU Law School is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 29% of its applicants. Comparatively, Byu is Significantly Lower than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2017 753 218 (28.95%) 140 (18.6%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.40 3.75 3.85
LSAT 158 162 165

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $10,950 $21,900
Part Time N/A N/A
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $19,876
Living off-campus: $19,876
Living at home: $9,336

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 03/01
Application Fee : $50

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BYU Law School Community

BYU Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Byu is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 23
  • Part Time : 32

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 9
  • # Minority Faculty : 4

RATIO

15.1 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : No
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : No

BYU Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Brigham Young University 1L section size is 20% larger than law schools in Utah and 20% smaller than all Private law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

BYU Law School: 56
Utah Average: 45
Private School Average: 67
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 721
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 212
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 322
  • Law Journals : 166
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 119

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 6.2%
  • Second Year : 0.0%
  • Third Year : 0.0%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

BYU Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Brigham Young University class of 2012 had an employment rate of 91% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2012, 79.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 41.0%
  • Business: 20.0%
  • Government: 13.0%
  • Public Interest: 5.0%
  • Academia: 5.0%
  • Utah: 53%
  • California: 10%
  • District Of Columbia: 5%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 79.0%
  • First Time Takers: 138
  • Average School: 89.9%
  • Average State: 83.3%
  • Pass Difference: 6.6%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Utah : 88.3%
  • Passed : 72 of 73 (98.6%)
  • State Average : 83.3%
  • Difference : 10.4%
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