Michael Goodrich grew up in Lindon, Utah and decided to go to law school while attending Pleasant Grove High School. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Baltimore, Maryland, and returned home to study history of religion and philosophy at BYU. He is fascinated by the many religions of the world and loves to learn about other cultures. He was very excited to be accepted to the J. Reuben Clark Law School because of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, and plans to study Constitutional law with an emphasis in civil rights and First Amendment issues. As a Student Fellow for the Center in summer 2014, Michael worked in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a member of the Center’s Student Management Board for 2015-2016.