Law Student Help

Are you a current law student who has found different resources or methods of studying that really work and that you would like to share with others? Have you recently graduated and have insight and experience that would help those who are in law school right now? Did you graduate many years ago but feel like you have wisdom that others would benefit from? Send us your tips, ideas, short cuts, and so on to mormonlawyers@gmail.com and we will post them here on the blog. Additionally, we are currently gather class “outlines” that we will post so that current law students can benefit from them.

If you have any ideas of stories that you would like to hear or things you would like to see us do different don’t hesitate to shoot us an email.

Top 10 Most Mormon Friendly Law Schools

On August 1, 2008 mormonlawyers.com will be anouncing the top ten friendliest Mormon law schools in the country! Stay tuned to see how your law school or alma mater ranks. We will be taking 5 different elements into consideration. 1. Number of Mormons in the law school. 2. Cost of living. 3. Cost of Tuition. 4. Distance to nearest temple. 5. Prestige of School.

Where do you think your school will rank? Should we rank your school high or low?

Mormon Churches used to aid illegal Mexicans?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is allowing its churches in San Marcos, Calif., to be used for immigration services, including the issuance of matricula cards for immigrants from Mexico who need the ID to function in the United States. Mormon Church spokesman Scott Trotter says the Mexican Consulate asked the church if it could provide temporary location for a “Mobile Consulate” for Mexican citizen services that are legally provided at the consulate in San Diego. “The church sought the input of the U.S. State Department Office in Los Angeles, which confirmed that the request involved legal services provided by the Mexican Consulate. The church then provided the location simply as an act of neighborliness, just as it has for evacuation centers during major fires and in housing the National Guard, or providing temporary relief for flood victims in New Orleans and Iowa,” Trotter said.
Is the Mexican Consulate going to ask the Mormon Church to use its facilities in the future? Will this spread to other states? Is this an isolated incidence of the Mormon Church helping Mexicans stay in the country, or is this the begining of a broader standing?

25 Most Applied to Law Schools by BYU Undergrads

2006-2007 BYU Pre-Law Students

School Name: # That Applied # That Matriculated
1. Brigham Young University 411 101
2. University of Utah 239 25
3. Arizona State University 150 14
4. George Washington Univ. 111 15
5. Univ. Nevada Las Vegas 108 8
6. Georgetown University 98 5
7. Duke University 97 9
8. University of Arizona 97 4
9. George Mason University 95 2
10.University of Michigan 92 6
11.University of Virginia 90 6
12.William and Mary Law 87 2
13. University of Texas 86 5
14. Harvard Law School 85 5
15. UCLA 85 2
16. Columbia 79 3
17. Univ. of Chicago 74 6
18. Stanford Law School 69 2
19. UC- Berkley 68 0
20. University of Oregon 68 2
21. Baylor University 67 2
22. Gonzaga 60 15
23. Notre Dame 58 1
24. University of Idaho 58 5
25. U. of Washington 57 0

BYU, Mormon Law Students Ultra Competitive

PROVO — Brigham Young University students have long been known as the most sober in the country. Now students in two of BYU’s graduate programs have revealed themselves to be the ultra-competitive.
In two new books, the company ranks students in BYU’s law school and graduate business programs No. 1 in the category “Most Competitive Students.”
The Princeton Review rankings hit the streets today with the release of the “Best 170 Law Schools”. The Princeton Review is compiled from surveys of 18,000 law students.
The competitive ranking for the law school book was based on four questions — the average hour of sleep a student gets each night, the hours a student studies outside class, the hours a student believes classmates study outside class and the degree of competitiveness among students at the school.

What is it about Mormon law students that make them so hyper competitive? Does this make for better students and attorneys?

Blog’s Purpose

I hope this blog will be a forum where Mormon lawyers and non Mormon lawyers can come to learn about Law Schools and different events happening in the legal community. If you have any suggestiongs about things that you would like to see on the blog just let me know.