BYU Colleges Highlights: Number One Ranked J. Reuben Clark Law School, College of Life Sciences Students Collect Data to Determine Water Health


J. Ruben Clark Law School

J. Reuben Clark Law School is ranked number one for Best Value Law School. (BYU Newsletters)

BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School ranked number one for best value in National Jurist’s preLaw magazine. BYU has been recognized for graduate law students with less debt than the average student, attracting students from across the country and for their high pass rates.

“A lot of students could go to any law school in the country, but they come here,” said BYU Law School dean D. Gordon Smith.

College of Life Sciences

A BYU student collects water from a river in Spanish Fork Canyon. (University communication)

The Pole Creek mega-fire moved through a century of erosion near Lake Utah. Life science students Trevor Crandall and Erin Jones collected water samples from tributaries of Lake Utah to understand how land use and wildfires affect the health of streams and lakes after days heavy rain. Massive erosion displaced as much sediment in a single storm as the river usually would in 100 to 200 years.

“The data we collected overnight was unlike any other I’ve sampled before,” Jones said.

Marriott Business School

Associate Sporting Director Gary Veron makes an address in the new class of student-athletes. (BYU Marriott School of Business)

A new classfocused on the personal brand in relation to name, image and likeness offers for the football team and all female athletes provides information on how to be successful in life after college. Marriott Dean Brigitte Madrian helped make this course possible.

“The class opened our eyes to educating us about all the businesses out there in Utah,” said BYU student and starting linebacker Ben Bywater. “I enjoyed learning how different brands are using social media to promote their products, and their tips on how to use social media have been extremely helpful.”

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