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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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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…

August 28, 2020

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2:43 PM

Read Outside Coverage about the BYU Law Corpora: ABA Journal Bloomberg Law Lawsites BYU Law, a leading national law school focused on innovation, today announced the launch of its Law and Corpus Linguistics Technology Platform, including three new and historically significant corpora. This first-of-its-kind platform for the legal community significantly advances the field of law…

August 28, 2020

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2:37 PM

Dean D. Gordon Smith has been selected to serve as an academic fellow with George Washington University’s Center for Law, Economics and Finance (C-LEAF). As an academic fellow, Smith will work with a distinguished group of scholars supporting the Quality Shareholders Initiative to research and report on financial investment. Specifically, the initiative focuses on the…

August 28, 2020

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2:35 PM

PROVO, Utah, June 19, 2017 – BYU Law School is pleased to announce the launch of LawX, a legal design lab that will create products and other solutions to address the pressing issues relating to access to legal services. “LawX will tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our legal system today,” said Gordon…

August 28, 2020

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2:35 PM

What Leadership Looks Like By Nicole Boyd Tribal advocates believe generations of Federal Indian policy and chronic poverty have set the stage for unprecedented COVID-19 infections rates among the Navajo Nation. “I became passionate about defending tribal sovereignty and helping Tribes overcome centuries of harmful federal policies, and I decided I wanted to devote my…

August 28, 2020

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2:30 PM

Building on the 2016 inaugural Law and Corpus Linguistics Conference, the 2017 BYU Law Review Symposium, “Law & Corpus Linguistics,” brings together legal scholars from across various substantive areas of scholarship, prominent corpus linguistics scholars, and judges who have employed corpus linguistics analysis in their decisions. The symposium will be held Friday, February 3, at…

August 28, 2020

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2:29 PM

By Rachel Edwards “One of the purposes of a constitution is to create space for different groups to live a thicker conception of the right, good, and true––rather than have the state impose one based upon majoritarian perspectives,” says Brett G. Scharffs, director of the International Center for Law and Religious Studies (ICLRS) and Rex…

August 28, 2020

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12:23 PM

BYU Law School, a leading national law school focused on innovation in the legal field, today announced the development of SoloSuit – a free online tool that helps Utahns who cannot afford legal services to respond to debt collection lawsuits. SoloSuit is the first product designed by LawX, a legal design lab at BYU Law…