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Adam Balinski: From Broadcast News to Bar Exam to Business Owner

By Amy Ortiz   It was out of the blue, and it was just a clear thought of: “I know you’re enjoying what you’re doing, but I’d like you to go to law school, I’d [...]

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BYU Law Students Develop Web Resource To Address Flaws In Expungement Process

Eight students in the LawX legal design lab at BYU Law have developed an online resource, called Goodbye Record, that is designed to address flaws in the process for expunging criminal records in Utah and potentially other states [...]

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BYU LawX launches Goodbye Record to address flaws in the expungement process

Provo — BYU Law, a global law school focused on leadership and innovation in the legal field, announced the development of Goodbye Record – an online resource assisting individuals, legislators, and corporate partners to address flaws in the expungement process, [...]

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BYU Law Hits Its Highest Ranking in 20 Years

BYU Law soared up to No. 29 in the 2022 edition of the U.S.News Best Law School Rankings. BYU Law’s ranking is its highest in more than two decades and represents an eight-spot jump from [...]

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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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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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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 [...]