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November 30, 2023

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10:40 AM

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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4:58 PM

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…

November 20, 2023

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12:42 PM

La senadora Hermelinda Alvarenga, vicepresidenta segunda de la Cámara Alta y titular de la Comisión de Cultura, Educación, Ciencias y Tecnología, recibió en la fecha a una delegación integrada por miembros de la universidad Brigham Young University de los Estados Unidos. [More].

November 14, 2023

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10:13 AM

BYU Law today announced Professor Aaron Nielson has been appointed to serve as Solicitor General of Texas. In this position, he will supervise the appellate work for the State of Texas. Professor Nielson will take a one-year leave of absence from BYU Law School to serve as Solicitor General. [More].

November 7, 2023

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12:37 PM

Does a career in legal academia interest you? Consider developing your scholarship through BYU Law’s Visiting Fellowship Program. Visiting Fellows write and present one full-length law review article, attend regular works-in-progress discussions on faculty scholarship, and define their own research agenda and expertise. Visiting Fellows may be renewed for a second year to continue to…

October 23, 2023

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1:47 PM

On the very first day the law was taught at Brigham Young University in 1973, a professor stood up and said the law is not like a great pitcher of water you drink in law school. No, the law is like the Atlantic Ocean, and law school teaches you how to navigate that ocean, the…

October 20, 2023

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1:44 PM

“Just move forward into the unknown!” Steven W. Bennett (’90), founder Salt Lake City law firm Bennett Tueller Johnson & Deere, urged students at this year’s BYU Law Honored Alumni Lecture. Bennett reflected on how making decisions and taking action have benefited both his career and personal life, and he offered students four objectives to…

October 13, 2023

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10:00 AM

“You just heard more words from me than I spoke during law school,” admitted BYU Law charter class member and venerable trial attorney James W. Parkinson after captivating the packed Moot Courtroom for one of the Law School’s 50th anniversary lectures. It’s hard to imagine Parkinson at a loss for words. He’s a brilliant raconteur.…

October 12, 2023

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3:22 PM

BYU Law kicked off its 50th Anniversary celebration with Professor Thomas R. Lee and Janet Lee Chamberlain—son and wife of BYU Law’s first dean, Rex. E. Lee—sharing memories from the founding of the Law School and Lee’s tenure as dean, as Solicitor General of the United States, and as president of Brigham Young University. Chamberlain…

October 3, 2023

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3:24 PM

“Every day I think about Abraham Lincoln!” Akhil Reed Amar, Yale University Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, delivered remarks focused on the Constitution and Lincoln’s legacy as a heroic problem-solving lawyer at BYU Law’s Wednesday Forum. “The leading originalist of his generation,” according to Justin Collings, BYU Academic Vice President and Amar’s former…