Luke Bell ’17 has been elected as the new BYU Law Review editor-in-chief to replace Janet Lawrence ’16. BYU Law Review is the preeminent student-run journal of BYU Law. It publishes six issues annually, including two symposium issues. The editorial board encourages all students interested in joining the law review to talk to a member about the benefits. Student note submissions are also currently being accepted.
Following is a Q&A between Bell and Nolan Leishman, a member of the editorial board.
Question: What is your hometown, and what is your previous education?
Answer: I am from Bountiful, Utah, and I majored in political science with a minor in business management from BYU.
Question: What about your work experience?
Answer: This upcoming summer I will work for Dorsey & Whitney, LLP. I currently am a research assistant for Professors Christine Hurt and Gordon Smith and a teaching assistant with legal research and writing. Previously, I was a summer associate for Durham, Jones & Pinegar, P.C. I was also a judicial extern with Judge Jill N. Parrish from the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah and I have been a research assistant for Professor Matthew Jennejohn.
Question: What are your future career plans?
Answer: I hope to pursue a career as a corporate transactional attorney.
Question: Why did you join law review?
Answer: I joined law review because I wanted to continue to improve my ability to analyze legal arguments and participate in the creative process of legal scholarship. I was also excited to be exposed to ideas about how the law should develop.
Question: What advice do you have for students interested in law review?
Answer: Take advantage of the opportunity to improve your analytical and technical skills and contribute to innovations in the legal field. This publication provides students with the invaluable opportunity of contributing to the scholarly dialogue about contemporary legal issues.