News


November 14, 2018

|

8:23 AM

BYU Law’s Admissions Office hosted a seminar on tips for surviving law school for admitted students on Thursday, June 23, 2016. During the meeting, 2Ls Ashley Smith and Jacob McRae shared their advice for successfully managing the first year. Following their comments, students had the opportunity to ask questions in person or via webinar. Smith…

November 14, 2018

|

8:22 AM

The J. Reuben Clark Law School has been accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) since 1974.  Last year the ABA received a complaint alleging that the Law School was not operating in compliance with certain ABA Standards.  We recently received notice that the ABA has rejected the complaint and has closed the matter. The…

November 14, 2018

|

8:18 AM

Professor Elysa Dishman joined the BYU Law faculty August of 2016 and is teaching Professional Responsibility.  She previously practiced real estate law at Kirton McConkie PC in Salt Lake City.  Prior to working at Kirton McConkie PC, she practiced in the litigation group of Baker Botts LLP in Washington, DC.  Her research interests include ethics,…

November 14, 2018

|

8:17 AM

“I am thrilled to return to BYU Law School as legal writing faculty because it combines the three elements that I have been most passionate about in my professional endeavors–teaching, legal writing, and BYU Law School,” she said. “I benefit daily from the quality of legal education I received at BYU Law and firmly believe…

November 13, 2018

|

10:54 AM

Professor Alan E. Brownstein joined the BYU Law faculty in August 2016 as Distinguished Visiting Professor for fall semester.   He is teaching The Fourteenth Amendment and will also teach Church and State in the United States and International Protection of Religious Freedom with Professors Durham and Scharffs, “I was delighted to receive an invitation to…

November 13, 2018

|

10:53 AM

BYU Law is pleased to introduce the Future of Law Lecture Series, a monthly series exploring the implications of technological advances and design innovations on law. Nicole Shanahan from the Stanford Center of Legal Informatics kicked off the series on September 14, 2016, with a presentation entitled, “Legal Artificial Intelligence: Lawyering in the AI Age.”…

November 13, 2018

|

10:52 AM

BYU’s Center for Conflict Resolution, directed by Ben Cook, has selected Diane Hamilton as the recipient of the Annual Peacemaker Award. Hamilton was the first director of the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Utah Judiciary, where she established mediation programs throughout the court system. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards for…

November 13, 2018

|

10:51 AM

Captain James Klinedinst of the U.S. Air Force provided insights into the JAG program on September 6, 2016. Klinedinst is a Chief of Separations and Preventive Law and has worked in civil law throughout his tenure in the JAG Corp. Klinedinst highlighted some of the specific benefits of JAG employment, including working for a world…

November 13, 2018

|

10:51 AM

BYU Law’s annual Supreme Court Review was held on September 16, 2016. Students and professionals had the opportunity to hear legal scholars discuss some of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions from the previous term. Lori Ringhand, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Georgia School of Law gave the keynote address, “A Confirmation…

November 13, 2018

|

10:20 AM

The BYU Center for Conflict Resolution presented the Peacemaker Award to Diane Hamilton on Monday, September 26, 2016. According to Ben Cook, Director of the BYU Center for Conflict Resolution Center, the purpose of the annual award is “to recognize individuals who have done outstanding work in building peace in the local community or throughout…