Gordon Smith, dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, once said: “I want BYU to be known as, if not the most innovative law school in the country, then one of the most innovative law schools in the country.”

Since becoming dean in 2016, Smith has worked

Students in BYU Law’s LawX lab during a visit there last November.

It is a truism to say that law schools do not do a good job of equipping students with the skills they need to succeed in the real world. But some law schools are striving to be more innovative