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November 26, 2018

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10:32 AM

The Federalist Society is pleased to welcome Professor Gregory S. McNeal from Pepperdine School of Law. Professor McNeal has published research on the use of civilian drones. He will address recent legal developments in this emerging field of law. Professor McNeal specializes in law and public policy with a focus on security, technology and crime.…

November 26, 2018

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10:26 AM

Professor David Moore’s most recent article, “Constitutional Discretion to Violate International Law,” has been accepted for publication in the Virginia Law Review.  The article, which can be downloaded for review at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2584179, addresses claims that the Constitution commits the United States to comply with international law.  These claims often proceed from historical premises.  They rely,…

November 26, 2018

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10:24 AM

On March 20, BYU Law hosted its annual Barristers’ Ball and Award Banquet, where students and faculty are recognized for their outstanding efforts to uphold the Law School’s virtues of academic achievement and dedication to service. Awards ranged from International Center for Law and Religion Studies Outstanding Service Award to Faculty Awards for Meritorious Achievement…

November 26, 2018

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10:19 AM

On April 2, 2015, BYU Law invited students who have been offered a spot in the 2018 class to visit campus. Students were able to meet with faculty and current students, ask questions, and form connections. The day was filled with informative sessions, food, and networking.  Before the luncheon, prospective students heard from Dean James…

November 26, 2018

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10:18 AM

As the current president of the International Law Students Association and vice president of the Business Law Association, Allison Brown, 3L, has been instrumental in organizing several on-campus lectures and student activities at BYU Law. Brown will graduate in April and begin her professional career in Utah. “After taking the bar this summer, I plan…

November 26, 2018

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10:17 AM

On March 31, 2015, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes came to BYU Law to discuss the new White Collar Felon Registry. Once implemented, the registry would give those wary of white collar fraud an opportunity to search for names of known perpetrators. Reyes hopes to protect citizens from white collar crime with a tool to…

November 26, 2018

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10:16 AM

While on the hunt for a law professorship in 1997, Brett Scharffs headed to Georgetown University. Although a teaching position at Georgetown would have suited him well, there was something else he found instead. During the interview process, Professor Scharffs met a Jesuit priest who was also an acting professor at Georgetown. He was the…

November 26, 2018

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10:15 AM

BYU Law’s chapter of the American Constitution Society invited the Honorable Judge Phillip Pennypacker to speak on the Innocence Project. Judge Pennypacker’s comments were entitled, “Protecting the Innocent through Thoughtful Advocacy.” Judge Pennypacker’s remarks offered an overview of what thoughtful advocacy means and things students and practitioners can focus on as they move forward in…

November 19, 2018

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4:32 PM

Tim Overton (Class of ‘07) equates serving others with empowering them as he draws on his unique life experiences, personal values, and the ideals instilled at BYU Law.  Tim’s legal education at BYU Law engrained the importance of learning and practicing the laws of men in the light of the laws of God and reinforced…

November 15, 2018

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9:59 AM

The National Native American Bar Association Foundation recently announced the first six recipients of its scholarship, one of which is a BYU Law student. Brandi Sweet has been chosen to receive the scholarship that celebrates students who demonstrate a commitment to contribute to the Native American community as future leaders. Sweet has long had an…