BYU Law is pleased to welcome Stacie Stewart as its new Assistant Dean of Admissions. Dean Stewart, a BYU Law alum, looks forward to the opportunity to share her passion for both the law and the Law School in her new position.
"I am thrilled to be joining the Admissions Team at the J. Reuben Clark Law School to share my enthusiasm for law with prospective students, " Dean Stewart said. "My vision for Admissions is to increase the reach of our recruiting efforts to further enrich our already amazing student body."
Stewart herself was what some term a "non-traditional" law student. Prior to entering law school, she obtained a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in educational leadership from Utah State University. She then spent 15 years working as a teacher and administrator for the Cache County School District in North Logan, Utah. A class titled "Legal Issues in Education" required for her master's degree sparked her interest in attending law school.
In addition to her service in Utah's public education system, Dean Stewart has been heavily involved in organizations dedicated to increasing opportunities for women in the legal profession. During her time as a law student, Dean Stewart was the President of BYU Law's Women in Law organization, and she went on to become a member of the board of the Women Lawyers of Utah. As she begins her tenure as Admissions Dean, she hopes that her own unique story will help the potential students she meets understand that there are many paths that can prepare a student to be successful in law school and after graduation.
After graduation, Dean Stewart clerked for the Honorable Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Fairbanks, Alaska, and then for the Honorable Judge Ted Stewart of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah in Salt Lake City. Following her clerkships, Stewart entered private practice in the commercial real estate section of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless in Salt Lake City. As she leaves that position, she looks forward to continuing to work with colleagues from the network of BYU Law alumni and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society to find and identify strong potential law students from around the country.