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November 15, 2018

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8:25 AM

BYU Law’s SBA president, Cara Duchene, is looking forward to the opportunity to bring people together this school year. “I’m excited to form new relationships with people and to help them connect with each other and have their needs met,” she said. This year’s SBA focus is “unity.” Duchene emphasized that the goal is to…

November 14, 2018

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12:00 PM

“My first reaction when I heard I was accepted to BYU was one of gratitude and a strong desire to make all the arrangements necessary to go there even though it took more than a year to make it happen,” Tom Briscoe. “I’m here because a Victim’s Advocate told me I could do it. The…

November 14, 2018

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11:48 AM

Monte N. Stewart ‘76 did not plan on going to BYU Law School because when he was an undergraduate going to school, BYU Law did not yet exist. When the first dean of the planned-for law school, Rex Lee, was putting together the faculty and students for the first class, he had the obligation to…

November 14, 2018

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11:47 AM

November 14, 2018

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11:46 AM

In late 2012, Associate Professor Aaron Nielson and his family were living near Washington, D.C. and preparing to move to Utah where he was going to teach at BYU Law.  Less than a week before they were to leave, he was invited to interview for a Supreme Court clerkship with Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr.…

November 14, 2018

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10:57 AM

In the fall of 2009, BYU Law Professor Gordon Smith and Justice Tom Lee, who was then an Associate Dean, implemented an idea to assemble junior scholars from the Rocky Mountain region. There were a lot of new professors starting at BYU Law at that point. “Our thought was that we could help them build…

November 14, 2018

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10:56 AM

The “Women in Law” group hosted the event titled, “Women’s Perspectives in the Law: Is Law School Right for Me?” Those in attendance had the opportunity to hear from Justice Christine Durham of the Utah Supreme Court followed by a panel of female law practitioners. Justice Durham said that while she attended law school at…

November 14, 2018

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10:26 AM

The Honorable Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court, will speak at BYU Law’s annual Founders Day Dinner.  The dinner, which is a ticketed event, will take place on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Grand America Hotel. Prior to the Founders Day Dinner, Justice Thomas will spend time at the…

November 14, 2018

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10:26 AM

BYU Law is now accepting applicants for its new Clark Scholars Program. Beginning with the class that starts in the fall of 2016, the program will provide up to 12 students a year with a full-tuition scholarship and a $5,000 yearly stipend for the three years they attend law school. Students must have a minimum…

November 14, 2018

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10:24 AM

BYU Law students got a break from the daily routine on Thursday, as they and their families appeared in the JRCB in costume. Each administrative office and student carrel distributed candy to the children.  The little children were delighted  to be in costume before Halloween, and even babies appeared as bears and bats. One small…