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September 27, 2016

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BYU Health Law Association hosted a “Down with Tobacco” event featuring guest speaker Desmond Jenson on September 22, 2016. Jenson spoke with students via Skype from the Public Health Law Center in St. Paul, Minnesota to discuss his work affecting tobacco control policy.  "Our country is founded upon the principles of life, liberty, and the…

September 26, 2016

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The Tax and Estate Planning Society hosted a lecture by attorney Victor Walch on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Walch is a California attorney specializing in federal and state income taxes, gift and estate taxes, probate, and estate planning. Walch shared many practical tips with students about succeeding in the legal profession. He advised students to…

September 1, 2016

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BYU Law’s Health Law Association hosted a health law panel discussion on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, to detail what a career in health law looks like.  Panel members consisted of four health law experts: Greg Matis, Intermountain Healthcare; Curtis Newman, University of Utah; Mike Miller, Strong and Hanni; and Carrie Taylor, BYU Law.  The panel…

August 9, 2016

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Professional distance is an important quality in an attorney. Client pain and problems will easily lay siege to an unprotected heart. BYU law professors Kif Augustine-Adams and Carolina Núñez volunteered to give pro bono legal services to women seeking asylum in the United States and housed in the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley,…

June 2, 2016

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For the past 16 years, BYU Law Professor Cliff Fleming has traveled to Budapest, Hungary, each spring to teach a legal course to a group of international students at the Central European University (CEU). This year he taught International Tax Law to 17 students from 13 different countries. “My course gives them the foundation to…

May 3, 2016

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The inaugural Law and Corpus Linguistics Conference, co-sponsored by BYU Law and the Georgetown Center for the Constitution, brought together over two dozen scholars and judges with expertise in legal interpretation to examine theoretical and methodological issues relating to the emerging field of law and corpus linguistics. “Corpus linguistics is a breakthrough development in legal…

April 15, 2016

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Photo Credit: Tabitha Sumsion, BYU Photo BYU Law Professor Brett G. Scharffs. Francis R. Kirkham Professor of Law and Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, will deliver the Brigham Young University Forum Address on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, in the Marriott Center. The Forum, which begins at 11:05 a.m., is open…

March 31, 2016

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The Barrister’s Ball is an annual tradition at BYU Law honoring students and faculty for their accomplishments. This year’s event was particularly meaningful as it was Dean Rasband’s last Barrister’s Ball in his position as Dean of BYU Law.             Dean Rasband began his introduction of the awards ceremony by expressing appreciation at the chance…

March 20, 2016

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Jarvis Yau is a third year BYU Law student who is looking forward to graduation. While at BYU Law he has become active, as he served as the President of the Asian Law Student Association and member of the VIS International Commercial Arbitration Team.   Looking back on the last three years of law school…

March 17, 2016

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BYU Law's Student Bar Association (SBA) is pleased to announce the following individuals as new board members for the 2016-2017 academic year: President: Laura Shrum  VP of Students: Kathryn Brinton VP of Activities: Lisha Lisonbee Executive Secretary: Brittani Nelson 3L Representative: Tyler Dodge; Cara Duchene 2L Representative: Maren Broadbent; Grey Lund Clubs Representative: Diane Patrick  Utah…