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UNLV tops 'Mormon friendly' law schools list

Monday, Apr. 6, 2009

The law school at the University of Nevada Las Vegas is the most "Mormon friendly" of the law schools in the U.S., according to's annual list.

Arizona State University was knocked from first to second place, University of Idaho ranked third, University of Michigan fourth, Texas Tech University fifth, University of Minnesota sixth, University of Nebraska seventh, Gonzaga University eighth, George Washington University ninth, Willamette University 10th, and Creighton University Law School received honorable mention, according to, which highlights legal events involved with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Brigham Young University and University of Utah were not considered for the list.

Specific data was compiled from more than 50 national universities. The list took into consideration a broad range of criteria, including: the number of Mormon law students attending the school, what percentage of the student body they represent, and how close the nearest Mormon temple is. Other measurable factors were cost of living, tuition and the Bar-exam passage rate. is produced by the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, Utah.
It is not an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.