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February 19, 2024

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It’s all about the prompt. BYU Law’s Future of Law forum welcomed Dazza Greenwood, researcher at MIT’s media lab and executive director of law.MIT.edu., who demonstrated how AI models can generate astonishingly accurate results from detailed inputs. A student inquiry about using AI to generate ideas for amending a patent to avoid prior art had…

February 15, 2024

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“Inequality is a complicated, unsolvable paradox,” Indiana University assistant professor of business law and ethics Goldburn P. Maynard, Jr. warned at BYU Law’s Black History Month lecture. Indeed, inequality is inherent in our world, Maynard observed – “look at nature!” Trying to create greater equality creates tension because the leveling requires treating people differently. “I’m…

February 12, 2024

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A line from Shakespeare’s As You Like It, “sweet are the uses of adversity,” set the stage for BYU Law forum remarks by Judge Milan D. Smith of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on how setbacks for several historical figures paved the way for their extraordinary contributions. Judge Smith shared his own experience with adversity’s…

February 8, 2024

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The NextGen bar exam will more rigorously examine law students’ knowledge of critical lawyering skills, and six law schools are going the extra mile to provide students with real-world practical experiences to better prepare them for the new aspects of the bar as well as their careers. [More].

February 6, 2024

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“What is God calling me to do?” In BYU Law’s weekly forum, Judge Robert Conrad of Western District of North Carolina urged BYU Law students to consider this question as he shared details about 16th century Catholic martyrs John Fisher and Thomas More. Both were at the pinnacle of their careers when they were executed…

January 26, 2024

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Bloomberg Law today announced that it has named 12 finalists in its Law School Innovation Program, now in its second year. The program recognizes law schools and their faculty and staff that have implemented and led innovative programs into their curricula that advance new methodologies and approaches to student instruction, legal technology implementation and usage,…

January 23, 2024

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“No matter what you think of AI, you will be using it,” says Nicola Shaver, cofounder and CEO of Legaltech Hub, a global directory of legal technology tools and services. ChatGPT is the most widely and rapidly adopted technology in history, and it’s no fad—it’s the future. When GPT-4 scored in the top 10% of the March…

January 4, 2024

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BYU Law is pleased to announce longtime Professor J. Clifton Fleming, Jr., is one of two recipients of The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Taxation Lifetime Achievement Award. The inaugural award was presented to Professor Fleming yesterday during the 2024 Annual AALS Meeting in Washington, D.C. [More].

November 30, 2023

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BYU Law students became real-world appellate advocates before the Utah Court of Appeals in a special argument session in BYU Law’s Moot Courtroom on November 15, 2023. The four-judge panel included BYU Law graduates David N. Mortensen, ’93, John D. Luthy, ’00, and Ryan D. Tenney, ’03, as well as Amy J. Oliver. Oral arguments…

November 27, 2023

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Panel organized by BYU Law’s Government & Politics Legal Society and Women in Law More women should seek public office. They’re good at it. This was the consensus of Wednesday’s panel of distinguished public servants, which included Becky Edwards, former Utah state representative, Tracy Nuttall, Project Elect board member, Brooke Gledhill Wood, ’22, of The…