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September 25, 2017

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Amy Wan, Founder of Bootstrap Legal, focused on students in her presentation at BYU Law’s “Future of Law” series. Ms. Wan advised students regarding the future of technology as an important factor in the legal field. Ms. Wan’s advice stems from her own experience in the legal tech field. After obtaining her law degree at…

September 22, 2017

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On the International Day of Peace, September 21, 2017, the Center for Conflict Resolution held its annual Peacemaker Award Presentation. This year’s recipient was James Ferrell, a founding member and managing partner of the Arbinger Institute, an organization dedicated to changing the way people think about resolving conflicts. A graduate of Yale Law School and…

September 19, 2017

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View the Video Invitation Here: In English Ver la invitación de Vídeo Aquí: En Español BYU Law School is providing an opportunity for Dreamers to learn how to renew DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status before the October 5th deadline. There will be two free clinics open to the public on Thursday, September 21 and 28 at the 702 W. Columbia…

September 17, 2017

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Associate Dean Carolina Núñez explains the legal dilemma experienced by “Dreamers,” the young people affected by the Trump Administration’s recent announcement of a deadline for DACA, as well as what Congress’s options are now. Listen to the interview.

July 31, 2017

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PROVO, Utah, July 31, 2017 – BYU Law and the Federal Bar Association (FBA) today launches an innovative Civics, Law, and Leadership Youth Camp, taking place from July 31-August 4. The camp, being held at Brigham Young University, brings together an impressive roster of guest speakers, an interactive day at the Utah Federal Courthouse, and…

April 11, 2017

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George Handley, Associate Dean of the BYU College of Humanities, spoke on his experiences in environmental advocacy at BYU Law’s Conflict Resolution Forum on April 5, 2017. Handley said his interest in the environment developed from working on a ranch, fishing, and hiking at summer camp when he was a teenager. “That’s where I developed…

March 22, 2017

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Michelle Bushman, ‘08 spoke to students at the Environment, Energy, and Resources Society event about her career in water law on March 15, 2017. Bushman is currently legal counsel for the Western States Water Council. “There is a huge gap between people who understand science and people who understand the law,” she said. According to…

March 7, 2017

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The Conflict Resolution Forum hosted speaker Michael Minch as part of a lecture series on civility in politics. Minch is a professor at Utah Valley University and travels the world for conflict transformation work. Minch developed a passion for conflict resolution and peacebuilding through his growing up years. He was raised in a small town…

February 28, 2017

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The collateral damages caused by wrongful convictions will be address on Friday, March 3, 2017, by Penny Beerntsen and Katie Monroe during the American Constitution Society’s Innocence Project. The event will be at noon in JRCB 205. Beerntsen is a crime survivor from a case that resulted in a wrongful conviction, and Monroe is the…

February 16, 2017

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BYU Law students Brynn Wistisen and Colton Matheson advanced as a team to the semi-final round at the ABA National Negotiation Competition in Chicago, Illinois, held February 3-4.  “It was a privilege to represent BYU on the national stage and take BYU farther in this competition than it has ever gone before,” Matheson said. The…