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November 13, 2018

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10:19 AM

Eric Jensen has taken a year-long leave from BYU Law because the United States Department of Defense (DOD) wants him. On September 1, 2016 he became the Special Counsel to Jennifer O’Connor, DOD’s General Counsel, lending his expertise on international law, the law of armed conflict, and cyber- attacks. Although most of what he does…

November 13, 2018

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10:14 AM

BYU Law Honored Alumnus for 2016, Todd Maynes, spoke at the 2016 Honored Alumni Lecture on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Maynes advised current law students on how to find success after graduation. “I really believe that leaving the Wasatch front, getting out in the world, and meeting people of different cultures and beliefs brings positive…

November 13, 2018

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10:13 AM

ICLRS Founding Director Cole Durham and ICLRS Center Director Brett Scharffs made presentations at a major conference at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Wednesday and Thursday, October 19-20. The conference, “Preventing Violent Extremism by Building Inclusive and Plural Societies: How Freedom of Religion or Belief Can Help,” brought together international parliamentarians, diplomats, academics,…

November 13, 2018

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10:12 AM

The verdict is in: after months of preparation, the Linda G. Anderson Trial Advocacy Competition concluded on Wednesday, October 19, as Samantha Scott and Krista-Lee Crook emerged the winners. Scott and Crook represented the Defense, while Bronwen Evans and Mike Snell represented the Plaintiff. The honorable Judge Dee Benson, a federal judge for the U.S.…

November 13, 2018

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10:07 AM

Judge Thomas B. Griffith offered advice to students about their future career in an address on Friday, October 28, 2016. Judge Griffith is a federal judge on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Judge Griffith advised students interested in litigation to consider doing a judicial clerkship after graduation. He also…

November 13, 2018

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10:05 AM

BYU Law alum Judge Suchada Bazzelle ‘94 spoke to law students about her work in the juvenile court. Judge Bazzelle is passionate about her work. “I love working in a juvenile court because this is where the action is,” she said. “If you really want to make a difference, this is where you want to…

November 13, 2018

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10:04 AM

BYU Law Professor Aaron Nielson’s paper “Clarence Thomas the Questioner” is featured in Law360‘s article, “High Court Will Benefit From More Thomas Talk, Scholars Say.”  Professor Nielson co-authored the paper with RonNell Andersen Jones at the University of Utah. As stated in the paper: “Drawing on the most comprehensive collection of Thomas’s oral argument questions ever compiled,…

November 13, 2018

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9:48 AM

Third-year law students Anna Caruso and Joy Sarr recently returned from representing BYU Law as competitors in the first annual Notre Dame National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom. During the competition held November 11–13, 2016, Caruso was awarded Best Oralist. The tournament brought together student competitors, scholars, and practitioners in the field of religious…

November 13, 2018

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9:47 AM

The BYU Law chapter of the American Constitution Society hosted Ray Krone, a speaker for the Innocence Project, on November 18, 2016. Krone shared the story of his wrongful imprisonment and conviction, urging students to stand for what they know to be right. Krone’s conviction story began in 1991 when the body of a 36-year-old…

November 13, 2018

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9:46 AM

Four students from BYU Law recently competed in the regional competition of the ABA Law Student Division, Negotiation Competition, at the Texas Tech University School of Law. Teams representing 22 schools competed in the event. Brynn Wistisen and Colton Matheson comprised one team while Ashley Moulder and Maurissa Weight comprised another. Wistisen and Matheson advanced…