Catherine Bramble graduated summa cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU in 2005 and was awarded both the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barrister upon graduation. During her time in law school, she served as an editor for the BYU Law Review, competed on BYU Law School’s National Trial Advocacy Team, and was a recipient of the J. Reuben Clark Award. During both of her law school summers, she clerked for the Salt Lake City law firm of Snow Christensen & Martineau.
Following graduation from law school, Professor Bramble worked as the Prelaw Advisor for BYU and then as the first Director of Preprofessional Advisement at BYU, where she oversaw advisement for all undergraduates applying to graduate law, health, and business management programs. After leaving BYU, she joined MHM Law Offices in Provo, Utah, where she worked for eight years as a practicing attorney.
Professor Bramble joined BYU Law School as a member of the Rex E. Lee Advocacy program in 2011, teaching Introduction to Legal Research & Writing and Introduction to Advocacy. She also taught Fundamentals of Legal Analysis (a second-year course focused on writing and legal analysis) and Strategies in Legal Analysis (a third-year course focused on preparation for the Bar Exam). In the spring of 2019, she was appointed the first Director of Academic Advisement and Development, and she oversaw that program in addition to her teaching responsibilities until the spring of 2022. During Professor Bramble’s time as Director, BYU Law School achieved some of its highest Bar pass rates in the school’s history, including Bar pass rates of 100% for all its first-time test-takers in Utah in July of 2021 and February of 2022.
For the past two years, Professor Bramble has served as a member of the Utah Supreme Court Taskforce on Attorney Licensure and has spoken at many regional and national conferences as a result of her work in the area of innovative licensing. Professor Bramble joined the S. J. Quinney College of Law as a Visiting Associate Professor in July of 2022.