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Founded in 1973, the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University (BYU Law) has grown into one of the nation’s leading law schools. The BYU Law faculty is developing unique initiatives based on original scholarship. Those initiatives result in influential annual conferences, academic colloquia, and innovative course offerings and engaging experiential learning opportunities for students. BYU Law’s teaching mission extends beyond the boundaries of the classroom with the goal to produce leaders within communities and throughout the world. As it makes advances in areas such as social change, transactional design, entrepreneurship, corpus linguistics, criminal justice, and religious freedom, the law school advances its commitment to empowering individuals and communities through the rule of law.
BYU Law receives support from and is affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a religiously affiliated law school, BYU Law provides an intellectually and spiritually invigorating community. The development of moral character and enlightened devotion to the rule of law are hallmarks of a BYU Law School education.
Opening Remarks — Dallin H. Oaks, 1973
Ethics, Morality, and Professional Responsibility — Dallin H. Oaks, 1975
Becoming J. Reuben Clark’s Law School — Marion G. Romney, 1975
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