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May 2023

portrait of a man in a suit“I was never supposed to be where I am right now,” says Shubham Shah, a 2L student from Ahmedabad, India, who had never heard of Utah until he moved to Draper when he was 16 years old. Despite being born in India and raised in Kenya, Shubham calls Utah home because it is where he and his family found The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and many educational opportunities.

Shubham is one of the youngest students to start at BYU Law School and has been both an Achievement Fellow and a Leadership Fellow. “I’m hoping to go into corporate law but would also like to do pro bono work for refugees and immigrants,” he says.

“I can’t believe how everything fell into place,” says Shubham. “It’s because God has been there and set me on a path. It’s crazy to look back and see how I was about to be homeless and now I’m in law school and will be working for a firm in Salt Lake City in the summer. I’ve dreamed about being in this position, and it wouldn’t have happened without God and those who give toward scholarships.”

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