The BYU Law alumna was recently named to Housing Wire’s “Women of Influence” list, which recognizes women whose work is moving the mortgage and housing industry forward.
“I wasn’t always planning to pursue law,” said Judge Ryan Nelson, “I had actually started out as Pre-Med at BYU.” It wasn’t until after serving an LDS mission in Antwerp, Belgium, that Nelson realized that his true passion and skill set lay within the law.
“If you endanger the children of American Samoa, you endanger the welfare of American Samoa”—that was the closing argument she hoped would resonate with the jury. . .
“We tried mentoring programs in the past that had done some good, but they never really developed into sustainable programs, and we wanted to try a different approach that would help build longer-lasting relationships,” says Gayla Sorenson, the law school’s assistant dean of external relations. “Just because you are a law student and someone else is a lawyer, that doesn’t mean you will click.”
Burton is currently serving as the Utah State Bar President and has a powerful aphorism and motivational message – “invite others to serve.”
Often, when alumni are asked to “give back,” thoughts simply turn to money. That’s a little myopic.
“SoloSuit provides a simple platform for debtors to respond to a lawsuit in as little as 10 minutes.”
Tim Overton (Class of ‘07) equates serving others with empowering them as he draws on his unique life experiences, personal values, and the ideals instilled at BYU Law.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is encouraging people to emulate the ministry of Jesus Christ by finding ways to share their time, love, and resources with those in need. . .