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March 22, 2021

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12:36 PM

Professor Aaron Nielson has won the Federalist Society’s 2021 Joseph Story Award, which recognizes a young academic who has demonstrated excellence in legal scholarship, a commitment to teaching, a concern for students, and who has made a significant public impact in a manner that advances the rule of law in a free society, the group announced…

March 16, 2021

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4:13 PM

BYU Law, a global law school focused on leadership in legal theory and practice, today announced that D. Gordon Smith’s term as dean of BYU Law has been extended for an additional five years. In May 2016, Smith was appointed to an initial five-year term. This reappointment extends Dean Smith’s potential term through May 2026.

February 26, 2021

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2:14 PM

A team of twelve volunteer attorneys worked with staff from BYU Law School and J. Reuben Clark Law Society to coordinate a pro bono expungement clinic on Friday, November 13. Together, the clinic served forty clients in the State of Utah by reviewing their files to determine whether they were eligible for expungement under the…

November 16, 2020

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9:00 AM

Utah law firms pledge support of this new program to broaden opportunities for underrepresented populations within the Utah legal community PROVO, Utah, Nov. 12, 2020 – Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School (BYU Law) and the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law (Utah Law) today announced a collaboration with leading Utah…

October 7, 2020

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12:47 PM

In partnership with the Utah State Bar and the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, we are pleased to highlight a few of the wonderful pro bono opportunities diploma privilege candidates can participate in as part of their required 360 hours of supervised practice. In this clip, BYU Law’s Professor Susan Griffith provides…

October 6, 2020

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Join us for our Diversity, Equity, and Belonging Law Forum with special guest Craig Smith. Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 12:00 PM MDT The Honorable Craig H. Smith, Jr. is an Assistant Prosecutor in St. Louis County, Missouri and a Municipal Judge for the City of Ferguson, Missouri. A 2013 graduate of the BYU Law…

September 21, 2020

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2:16 PM

Join us for our next virtual Future of Law Forum with special guest Farrah Pepper. Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 12:00 PM MDT Farrah Pepper has a long history of building and leading in-house and law firm teams to solve business challenges, create enterprise value and reduce risk. She is currently the Chief Legal Innovation…

September 18, 2020

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5:18 PM

BYU Law alumni, faculty, and current students teamed up to assist nearly 140 local first responders to complete their basic estate planning documents, free of charge, as the Law School sponsored its second Wills for Heroes project–which concluded with the execution of hundreds of wills and other vital estate instruments beginning on September 11. The…

September 8, 2020

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1:50 PM

Join us for a virtual Q&A session with Dean Gordon Smith and special guest Jordan Furlong. Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | 12:00 PM MDT Jordan Furlong of Ottawa, Canada, is a legal market analyst and author who delivers strategic counsel to law firms and legal organizations regarding the massive changes now underway in the legal market. He has given…

August 28, 2020

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2:47 PM

  By Rachel Edwards   The Honorable Monroe G. McKay, circuit judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit since 1977 passed away of natural causes on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Judge McKay was the first former full-time faculty member of BYU Law to hold the position of appellate judge and…