Alumni


January 25, 2023

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10:25 AM

On January 20, BYU Law welcomed back alumni leaders to discuss engagement, outreach, and development for the BYU Law Alumni Chapter. The Law Alumni Chapter’s leadership is comprised of the Presidency, Board Members (who oversee Board Committees), and the Class Officers from each graduation year. Together, they envision and implement ways to engage and support…

January 25, 2023

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10:12 AM

For Glenn Roper, BYU Law is a family affair. Both his parents, several uncles, and one brother graduated from the school, and his sister now works there as a professor. But after graduating from BYU with his undergraduate degree, Glenn originally wanted to attend medical school. He had a keen interest in understanding difficult concepts…

December 21, 2022

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8:29 PM

Finding genuine connections and forming lasting relationships have always been part of Dave Garner’s (‘00) passion and success.  Even before Law School, Dave was connected to education. With an elementary school teacher as a mother and a seminary/institute teacher as a father, Dave grew up in a home where education was valued and celebrated. After…

November 23, 2022

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11:01 AM

Written by Richard Salgado (’06), BYU Law Alumni Chapter President Alumni are often the most valuable resource for law students looking for jobs.  I’ll never forget my own first time interviewing with law firms as a 2L.  I was a mess.  Having paid my own way to fly to Washington D.C. for BYU’s early interviewing program,…

November 11, 2022

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12:10 PM

When Rebekah-Anne Duncan (formerly Gebler), first started at BYU Law, her father gave her this bit of advice: “It is always better to be kind than right.”  Her experience that followed at the Law School echoed her father’s counsel and centralized service as the driving force of her career. Rebekah-Anne still carries Dean James R.…

October 3, 2022

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11:19 AM

Three years after graduating with a JD-MBA from BYU Law, George Simons is CEO of SoloSuit, a company that assists online users in responding to debt lawsuits. The secret to his success, he believes, was the strong sense of self he developed even prior to law school. Law school proved to be a demanding and…

September 7, 2022

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12:14 PM

MJ Townsend is from San Clemente, California and grew up a lover of nature and all things outdoors. Labeling herself as a tree hugger, she believes law school is truly for everyone and does not require anything fancy or special. After completing an undergrad at BYU in Environmental Science, an interest in the legal and…

August 18, 2022

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1:15 PM

Wife, mother, attorney, and now a newly appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Amy Smedley (Class of 2001) joined Savage Companies, a family-owned company that has grown to be a global provider of industry infrastructure and logistics services with approximately 4,000 employees in over 200 locations. With a worldwide network of customers, Savage specializes…

July 28, 2022

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2:15 PM

Kyle Grant (Class of 2012) recently joined Tonkon Torp LLP – Real Estate & Land Use Practice Group. Tonkon Torp LLP is based in Portland, Oregon. His practice focuses on real estate transactions, a practice he enjoys as it allows him to assist clients in achieving goals and seeing deals through to conclusion.  Born and…

May 19, 2022

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1:46 PM

Sponsored by the Council of Inspiring Leaders, the 2022 Leadership Study Tour took nine students (both 2L and 3L Leadership Fellows and Clark Scholars), two deans (Dean Gordon Smith and Dean Mike Middleton) and one director (Director Erin Fale) to New York. Originally planned for 2020 to celebrate the Centennial anniversary of the 19th amendment,…