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Jennifer Kajiyama Tinkham – Building Leaders Who Build Strong Communities

By: Nicole Boyd   The forced relocation and imprisonment of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII, is a tragic and often overlooked chapter of US history.    For Jennifer Kajiyama Tinkham, this history is personal. [...]

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50 years of BYU Law School: An inside look at the charge to teach laws of man in the light of God’s laws

Fifty years ago, President Harold B. Lee announced plans to build a law school at the Church’s Provo, Utah, university. Two years later, the J. Reuben Clark Law School welcomed its first class of future [...]

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Reuters Legal | BYU law dean talks debt, diploma privilege and thinking beyond Big Law

(Reuters) – Utah has emerged as a leader in U.S. legal innovation, granting diploma privilege to law grads in 2020 and opening a regulatory ‘sandbox’ to test new legal service models. The state’s legal educators [...]

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Nielson Wins Federalist Society’s 2021 Story Award

Professor Aaron Nielson has won the Federalist Society’s 2021 Joseph Story Award, which recognizes a young academic who has demonstrated excellence in legal scholarship, a commitment to teaching, a concern for students, and who has made [...]

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BYU Law Extends Dean D. Gordon Smith’s Appointment

BYU Law, a global law school focused on leadership in legal theory and practice, today announced that D. Gordon Smith’s term as dean of BYU Law has been extended for an additional five years. In May 2016, Smith [...]

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Erin Kealoha Fale Joins BYU Law as New Director of External Relations

Erin Kealoha Fale has been appointed as BYU Law’s new Director of External Relations. Since starting with the External Relations Team in August 2020, she has been part of the Annual Golf Tournament, Wills for [...]

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Moot Court Program Soars under New Faculty Advisor and Alum Coaches

by Nicole Boyd, March 11, 2021 “I firmly believe that our students are capable, and intelligent. If we give them support and resources, they will be incredibly successful in external moot court competitions across the [...]

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Class Reunion Dates Announced for 2021

The BYU Law Alumni Board and External Relations announced Class Reunion dates for September 2021. While continuing COVID-19 concerns may modify or cancel plans again this year, two reunion weekends have been tentatively selected for [...]

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Mooting has Begun! The 2021 Rex E. Lee Moot Court Competition takes to the Virtual Podium

By Nicole Boyd “The real skill of appellate argument is the ability to take complicated concepts and make them seem not so complicated. That’s what I’m trying to teach these students.” – Ryan Tenney Named [...]

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Pro Bono Expungement Clinic Offers Life-Changing Help and Fresh Starts

A team of twelve volunteer attorneys worked with staff from BYU Law School and J. Reuben Clark Law Society to coordinate a pro bono expungement clinic on Friday, November 13. Together, the clinic served forty [...]

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Utah Law Schools Announce Full-tuition Achievement Fellowships

Utah law firms pledge support of this new program to broaden opportunities for underrepresented populations within the Utah legal community PROVO, Utah, Nov. 12, 2020 – Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School (BYU [...]

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From Attorney of the Year to Law Society’s International Chair: Annette Jarvis

By Cassidy Wadsworth For Annette Jarvis (BYU Law ‘79), being named the incoming International Chair-elect (2020-21), followed by a two-year term as International Chair for the Law Society, is but the latest in a long [...]