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November 14, 2018

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Students and community members will gather Saturday, March 12, 2016, for the 21st annual Rex Lee Run. The race honors Rex E. Lee, founding dean of BYU Law School and 10th president of Brigham Young University from 1989 to 1995, who died of cancer the following year. Proceeds from the race will go to BYU’s…

November 14, 2018

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9:17 AM

Luke Bell ’17 has been elected as the new BYU Law Review editor-in-chief to replace Janet Lawrence ’16.  BYU Law Review is the preeminent student-run journal of BYU Law. It publishes six issues annually, including two symposium issues. The editorial board encourages all students interested in joining the law review to talk to a member…

November 14, 2018

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9:16 AM

Attorney Kent Hart from the Utah Public Defender’s Office addressed students on February 26, 2016, about working as a public defender. Hart, who is also the Executive Director of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, detailed his career path and gave insights as to what students might experience should they work as public defenders.…

November 14, 2018

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9:15 AM

BYU Law welcomed Richard Epstein as the speaker for the annual Hafen Distinguished Lecture. Dean Rasband introduced Professor Epstein as a teacher of 30 different subjects, the author of more than 20 books, and more articles than can be counted. In fact, Professor Epstein was teaching the first law class that Dean Rasband sat in…

November 14, 2018

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9:14 AM

Three of BYU Law Professor Aaron Nielson’s posts for the Yale Journal on Regulation’s Notice and Comment blog were highlighted at How Appealing, the leading blog for appellate litigators. His three posts can be found as follows: “’The RICO Racket’ (Or More on the Divide Between Judges and Scholars)” “Resolved” “Brooding Spirits”

November 14, 2018

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9:07 AM

BYU Law recently hosted 30 legal and business scholars with varied specialties from schools across the United States to examine the role of law in facilitating or impeding entrepreneurial action. The Law and Entrepreneurial Action Conference was organized and hosted by Professors Gordon Smith and Christine Hurt, and the participants in the conference will contribute…

November 14, 2018

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9:06 AM

The BYU LawMeets Transactional Team competed in the LawMeets Regional Competition in Denver, Colorado on Friday, February 26. In the Western Region, BYU Law tied for first in the drafting component and placed third in negotiations. The team consisted of Chris Hotton, Trevor Fugate, Natalie Lambert, and John Sellers. Professor Curtis Anderson assisted the team…

November 14, 2018

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9:03 AM

It is not uncommon for law students to find another student who shares a common interest or even has the same undergraduate degree; but for two upcoming BYU Law graduates, the similarities don’t seem to stop. “We share the same interest in chocolate, pop culture, movies, and celebrity gossip,” said Courtney Feinauer. “It’s in our…

November 14, 2018

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8:59 AM

BYU Law sent two teams to compete in the Las Vegas regionals for the ABA National Moot Court Competition.  Each team was comprised of three students: two students to argue the case and one to write the brief. Both teams represented BYU Law well receiving high individual scores. Out of thirty-two teams, BYU Law students Leah…

November 14, 2018

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Smith, Gordon 081205-23 Gordon Smith PortraitLaw SchoolDevotional Speaker, June 26, 2012May 17, 2012Photo by Marcos Escalona/BYU© BYU Photo 2012All Rights Reservedphoto@byu.edu (801) 422-7322 Academic Vice President Brent W. Webb announced today the appointment of D. Gordon Smith as dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. The Glen L. Farr Professor…