Melissa Jo Townsend

Melissa Jo Townsend (3L) is passionate about appellate advocacy. After winning “Best Brief” in BYU Law’s 2020 Moot Court Competition, MJ was elected to the BYU Law Moot Court Board and drafted five appellate briefs during her 2L summer internship. She has externed on the Utah District Court and Utah Supreme Court and currently serves as a lead editor on BYU Law’s Journal of Public Law. As a 1L, MJ also received BYU Law’s J. Reuben Clark Award from her peers.