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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Meet Anna Gavryliuk

I met Anna a year ago during a dinner associated with BYU's Law and Religion Symposium.  I was very impressed with her accomplishments, abilities and engaging personality.  I ran into Anna again, earlier this month, at the JRCLS Leadership Conference in Utah.  I thought all of you would like to "meet" her as well.

Anna was born in Zhytomir, Ukraine. When she was 7 years old she began learning English and in middle school she began learning German. After high school, Anna applied and was admitted to Yaroslav the Wise Law Academy of Ukraine, in the Lawyers for the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Training Department.  

She was a dedicated student and graduated with straight “A's,” from both the Bachelor and Master of Law Programs. In 2009, Anna was a student at the Leavitt Institute for International Development. In 2011 the Leavitt Institute gave Anna a scholarship to study at the BYU Law School in its LL.M Program.

While studying at BYU, Anna interned simultaneously for two law firms, worked part-time for a BYU professor in the Russian department and as a teaching and research assistant for the following courses: Debating in Russian, Russian Masterpieces, and Russian Culture.

Upon completion of her LL.M in Comparative Law from BYU in April 2012, she accepted a clerkship with Kirton & McConkie, a Salt Lake City law firm.  She is currently working with their International Law section.

Anna’s true passions are swimming, traveling and securities law. Her future career plans include focusing on securities law, IPOs and helping with the issuance of bonds.

Anna, you are amazing!

(We want to regularly use this blog to highlight you: women of faith who have been trained in the law.  You are doing great things--in the courtroom, in your community and in your home.   Getting to know each other better will strengthen each of us individually as well as strengthen us as a whole.  If you know anyone you think we should highlight, please let us know at nanbarker@gmail.com.)


  1. Deborah HendricksonNovember 6, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    I also had the opportunity to meet Anna at the JRCLS Annual Leadership Conference this year. What a delightful person! What a wonderful example of someone who is contributing so much by developing and sharing her unique gifts! Thanks for the article about her.

  2. I served a mission in Ukraine and went to BYU law school. Congrats to Anna. That is a great accomplishment. Glad she has had so many great opportunities.