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November 14, 2018

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8:52 AM

Judge Thomas Y. K. Fong, United States Immigration Assistant Chief Judge in Los Angeles, spoke to students during an immigration law forum on Monday, March 21, 2016. The purpose of Judge Fong’s remarks was to inform students of the available opportunities to work in the immigration court and to detail the nature of the cases…

November 14, 2018

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8:46 AM

On Friday, March 25, 2016, BYU Law’s Moot Court Team congratulated the winner of its annual 1L competition. Kempton Cox was named best oralist, and Andy Hoffman won runner-up. Other finalists included Jacob Crump and Elise Faust.“The most rewarding part of the competition was proving to myself that I could present reasonably coherent and persuasive…

November 14, 2018

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8:44 AM

President of the Never Again Foundation, R. Keith Perkins, addressed BYU Law students on April 4, 2016, about the relationship between the legal mind and the heart. “I absolutely believe that we should follow our heart and listen to what it is telling us to do and then use our legal skills to make it…

November 14, 2018

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8:41 AM

BYU Law School Dean James R. Rasband announced the appointment of Brett G. Scharffs as the new Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies. The Center, since its beginning on January 1, 2000, has played an internationally significant role in the work of the Law School. With a mission to help secure the blessings of…

November 14, 2018

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8:30 AM

© Brad Slade D. Gordon Smith was appointed dean of BYU Law on May 1, 2016. The Glen L. Farr Professor of Law, Dean Smith served as associate dean for faculty and curriculum for five years.  Prior to joining the BYU Law faculty in 2007, Dean Smith was a professor of law at the University…

November 14, 2018

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8:29 AM

As Gordon Smith, Glen L. Farr Professor of Law, assumed his role as dean of BYU Law on May 1, he announced that Professor David Moore will continue to serve as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Research. Professor Moore was originally appointed to the position by former Dean James Rasband on January 1, 2016.…

November 14, 2018

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8:28 AM

BYU Law Dean Gordon Smith announces the appointment of Professor Christine Hurt as Associate Dean for Faculty and Curriculum, effective May 1, 2016. Professor Brett Scharffs, who completed a three-year term as associate dean, is now the new Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies. “Professor Hurt brings a national reputation as a…

November 14, 2018

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8:27 AM

BYU Law Professor Justin Collings’ book, Democracy’s Guardians: A History of the German Federal Constitutional Court, 1951-2001, was reviewed in the International Journal of Constitutional Law, one of the flagship journals of comparative constitutional law. The review titled, “The Constitutional Miracle on the Rhine: Towards a History of West German Constitutionalism and the Federal Constitutional…

November 14, 2018

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8:26 AM

On May 30, 2016, the University of Muhammadiyah, Malang, Indonesia, The Oslo Coalition of Freedom of Religion or Belief, Norway, and BYU’s International Center for Law and Religion Studies announced the creation of the first-of-its-kind Master’s Degree Program on Sharia and Human Rights at Muhammadiyah University in Malang, Indonesia. The announcement marked the fifth annual…

November 14, 2018

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8:25 AM

BYU Law student Shad Larson’s interest in religious freedom and his drive to make a positive impact led him to become an International Center for Law and Religion Studies student research fellow and participate in the summer externship program.  He felt his first year of law school prepared him to successfully address the challenges he…