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October 21, 2021

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A private school, Brigham Young University – J. Reuben Clark Law School, has topped our annual Best Value Law Schools ranking. That’s quite the milestone. Private schools are usually at a disadvantage in our analysis because they normally charge higher tuition than public schools, most of which get state funding to keep costs down, particularly…

October 15, 2021

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A handful of lucky Brigham Young University law students are going to be the first to embark on overseas studies that will parallel internships in legal and financial institutions in Europe. On Wednesday, BYU announced two new programs focused on preparing the next generation of leaders in the legal practice. BYU will offer Law Seminar…

October 7, 2021

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David Moore, BYU Law’s Sterling and Eleanor Colton Endowed Chair in Law and an associate director for the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, has been selected to serve as the 2021 John T. Copenhaver Jr. Chair at West Virginia University (WVU). The Copenhaver Chair, a collaboration between the College of Law and the…

September 13, 2021

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December 1789. Thomas Jefferson had been home less than three weeks, and his country was calling again. As United States minister to Paris, Jefferson had relished the sparkle of French wit, the savor of French cuisine and the glories of the gallic countryside. He had also witnessed the opening scenes of the French Revolution. Now…

August 25, 2021

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Brigham Young University law students soon will have a new way to study the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — from within the Middle East itself. BYU Law’s Jerusalem Initiative will launch in late April and early May, the school announced Wednesday, in conjunction with the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies.

July 6, 2021

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D. Gordon Smith | © BYU Photo PROVO, Utah, June 2021 – D. Gordon Smith, BYU Law dean, has been appointed as the first occupant of the Ira A. Fulton Chair in the J. Reuben Clark Law School. The chair was established at the Law School in 2020 through a generous endowment for scholarships, mentorships,…

April 30, 2021

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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 as well. I’ve written a number of times about LawX, a lab program launched in 2017 in which law students use design thinking to…

April 30, 2021

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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, and implement solutions to permanently protect second chances for individuals who have had their records expunged. Goodbye Record is a…

April 20, 2021

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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 last year. The rankings are based on a variety of metrics, including placement of graduates, faculty resources, academic credentials of…

April 7, 2021

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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 country.” – Professor Elysa Dishman Seven teams will represent BYU Law in external moot court competitions this semester ranging in…