Highlights from BYU Colleges: J. Reuben Clark Law School ranked number one, College of Life Sciences students collect data to determine water health

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    J. Reuben Clark Law School

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

    BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School ranked number one for the best value in National Jurist’s preLaw magazine. BYU was recognized for law students graduating with less debt than the average student, drawing students in from all over the nation and for their high success rates.

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

    College of Life Sciences

    BYU student samples water in a river in Spanish Fork Canyon. (University Communications)

    The Pole Creek megafire moved over a century’s worth of erosion near Utah Lake. Life sciences students Trevor Crandall and Erin Jones collected water samples in Utah Lake’s tributaries to understand how land use and wildfires affect stream and lake health after days of heavy rain. The massive erosion moved as much sediment in one storm as the river would usually move in 100-200 years.

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

    Marriott School of Business

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

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

    “The class has been eye opening in educating us about all the businesses that exist here in Utah,” BYU student and starting linebacker Ben Bywater said. “I’ve enjoyed learning how different brands use social media to promote their products, and their advice on how to use social media has been extremely helpful.”

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