About BYU Law

Founded in 1973, the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University (BYU Law) has grown into one of the nation’s leading law schools. The BYU Law faculty is developing unique initiatives based on original scholarship. Those initiatives result in influential annual conferences, academic colloquia, and innovative course offerings and engaging experiential learning opportunities for students. BYU Law’s teaching mission extends beyond the boundaries of the classroom with the goal to produce leaders within communities and throughout the world. As it makes advances in areas such as social change, transactional design, entrepreneurship, corpus linguistics, criminal justice, and religious freedom, the law school advances its commitment to empowering individuals and communities through the rule of law.

BYU Law receives support from and is affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a religiously affiliated law school, BYU Law provides an intellectually and spiritually invigorating community. The development of moral character and enlightened devotion to the rule of law are hallmarks of a BYU Law School education.

Founding Documents

Opening Remarks — Dallin H. Oaks, 1973
Ethics, Morality, and Professional Responsibility — Dallin H. Oaks, 1975
Becoming J. Reuben Clark’s Law School — Marion G. Romney, 1975

Law School Profile

The Law School Profile (pdf) provides a brief overview of the BYU Law School, including statistics from the 2017-2018 first-year class, expenses and financial aid, general information, and application information.

Mission & Goals

The mission of the BYU Law School is to teach the laws of men in the light of the laws of God. The Law School strives to be worthy in all respects of the name it bears…

Classic Speeches

Clark Memorandum

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