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February 16, 2017

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During the final round of the Woody Deem Trial Advocacy Competition, four finalists argued a case determining if the fictional Jake Chambers was guilty of rape or if his defense of victim's consent was valid. At the end of the trial, Erika Nash was named winner and Cassidy Jensen was named runner-up. Grayson Bowman and…

February 15, 2017

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On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Professor Maybell Romero spoke about criminal sentencing at the World of Law event. Romero focused on the concept of mass incarceration, which has recently become widespread in the United States. According to Romero, from 1925 to 2014 in the U.S., the number of prisoners has multiplied by 16 times, far…

February 14, 2017

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John Suh will present at the next Future of Law event on Wednesday, February 15, at noon in room 205 JRCB. His remarks, entitled “Shining a Light on the Middle,” will center around a growing crisis in access to justice for the middle class and how this crisis might be addressed.   Mr. Suh is…

February 9, 2017

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Building on the 2016 inaugural Law and Corpus Linguistics Conference, the 2017 BYU Law Review Symposium, “Law & Corpus Linguistics,” was held Friday, February 3 at BYU Law School. The conference brought together legal scholars, prominent corpus linguistics scholars, and judges who have employed corpus linguistics analysis in their decisions.   Corpus linguistics scholar Mark…

February 7, 2017

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The Federalist Society will host a debate about the construction of the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access pipelines on February 9 at 12 p.m. in room 205. Dr. Merrill Matthews, a scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation, will discuss the rationale for finishing the pipelines.   Dr. Matthews is a public policy specialist,…

February 3, 2017

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At the annual Law School to Lawyer event Saturday January 28, 2017, students got an inside look into what to expect in their upcoming careers. The Young Lawyers Division of the Utah Bar hosted the intimate event at the Utah Law and Justice Center in Salt Lake City. Students were encouraged to ask specific questions…

January 31, 2017

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Benji McMurray‘03 spoke to BYU Law students about his work as a public defender on Friday, January 27, 2017, providing 10 tips on how to be a successful lawyer. McMurray is an Assistant Federal Public Defender and represents indigent defendants in federal court.   McMurray decided to become a public defender as an undergraduate student. He…

January 29, 2017

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BYU Law Federalist Society and the BYU Law Military National Security Club co-hosted a debate on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Speakers Scott Erickson, a former police officer, and Nate Carlisle, a Salt Lake Tribune writer, spoke on police coverage in the media. Erickson spent 20 years working in California as a police officer, and is…

January 17, 2017

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BYU Law Professor Kif Augustine–Adams will present January’s World of Law lecture on Wednesday, January 19, 2017, at noon in 205 JRCB. Professor Augustine–Adam’s lecture is entitled, “The Central American Refugee Crisis.” Professor Augustine–Adams recently received a university Mentoring Environment Grant to build on her pro bono work at an immigration detention center in Dilley,…

January 9, 2017

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In a joint announcement, USC’s Office of Religious Life and the John A. Widtsoe Foundation have named BYU law professor John W. Welch Distinguished Scholar in Residence, where he will be guest lecturing and directing research during the spring 2017 semester beginning in January. The designation recognizes Welch’s prolific scholarship spanning 40 years in law,…