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 is studying 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 was appointed a member of the Center's Student Management Board in 2015, and he served as a member of the Transportation Team of the Student Executive Committee for the 2015 International Law and Religion Symposium. He returns to the Student Executive Committee in 2016 as Co-Chair of Transportation, and will serve on the 2016-2017 Student Management Board.