J. Reuben Clark Law Society

"Dynamic Duos: Fathers and Daughters in the Law"

“Not me! I want to be a lawyer just like Dad!” quoted Jim Wright, Arizona attorney and LDS Church Area Seventy, of a conversation he once had with his children.  On Wednesday evening, the BYU Women in the Law chapters of the BYU Law School and the  J. Reuben Clark Law Society met with current and prospective students at the Wilkinson Center for a lecture entitled “Dynamic Duos: Fathers and Daughters in the Law.”  Those in attendance were able to hear from the duos made up of the Honorable Milan Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Tiffany Smith, a corporate lawyer; BYU Law School emeritus Professor David Thomas, and Susannah Thomas from the U.S. Dept of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor; and Jim Wright and daughter Aubrey Wright, a second-year law student at BYU Law School.

The father-daughter teams addressed topics such as what law school is like, the expectations law professors have of their students, and how the world of the law has changed for women throughout the years.  Tiffany Smith pointed out that females in the law, as well as males, should not be afraid to ask for “what they need” because asking can lead you to receive just what you require and help pave the way for those who will come after.

- Beatriz Molina

Posted: 2011-09-30