Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School is hosting a full slate of boot camp-style “academies” starting next week to provide first-year BYU Law students with professional training and connections to attorneys around the country in a variety of disciplines, from trial work to deal work.

The 2022 BYU Law Academies, offered in partnership with several large law firms around the country, include, according to the school’s website:

  • The Trial Academy is billed as ”an intensive trial training program offering participants world-class instruction in basic trial skills including opening statements, direct examination, cross-examination, closing statements and the ethics of trial in Dallas with Kirkland & Ellis.”
  • The Deals Academy ”introduces students to high-level transactional practice through an intensive, simulation-based program held in New York City with Kirkland & Ellis.”
  • The Startups Academy is billed as “a rigorous transactional lawyering program focused on supporting startup businesses in their corporate transactions in Palo Alto with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.”
  • The Energy Deals Academy is “a transactional lawyering program focused on negotiating and closing the financing of an energy infrastructure transaction sponsored by a joint venture in Houston with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.”
  • The Immigration Academy is “an intensive skills training program focused on introducing students to the practice of immigration law, with a strong emphasis on corporate immigration law, in Salt Lake City with Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy.”
  • The Peacebuilding Academy is intended to “introduce students to the wide range of ways they can help clients resolve disputes outside of the courtroom, often in a more efficient, less costly, and more satisfying process with The Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (CPCR) at the BYU Law Schoolin Bear Lake, Utah.”

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