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January 11, 2016

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The BYU Black Student Law Association (BLSA) is hosting an event celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at noon in 205 JRCB. The event will feature a tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King with a speech and a short video showing his…

January 11, 2016

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Several BYU Law faculty members participated in the 2016 annual meeting for the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), January 6-9 in New York City. This year’s theme was, “From Challenge to Innovation: American Legal Education in 2016.” Faculty members Christine Hurt, RonNell Andersen Jones, Brett Scharffs, Gordon Smith, and Michalyn Steele serve on section boards.…

January 6, 2016

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Michael O. Leavitt will speak at the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Annual Fireside on Friday, January 15, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the Little Theater of the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Leavitt served three terms as Governor of Utah from 1993 to 2003, was the Administrator of the EPA from 2003 to…

November 17, 2015

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The only thing better than stumping your professors in class is stumping them to raise funds for The Center for Women and Children in Crisis at the Women in Law’s Annual Fundraiser. Stump the Professor will be held on November 19, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in the Moot Court Room. Students will donate money for…

November 16, 2015

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BYU Law hosted the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division Region 8 Negotiation Competition on November 13 and 14. The competition was organized by BYU Law’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Society. Teams from around the country came to compete and represent their law school. BYU Law had two teams participate: Abby McKeon and Kimi…

November 16, 2015

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BYU Law Professor RonNell Andersen Jones will present a lecture titled, “What the Court Thinks of the Media and Why it Matters” on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at noon in JRCB 205. After the presentation, food will be provided and potential students will have the opportunity to speak with Professor Jones, other faculty, and current…

October 30, 2015

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BYU Law professor David Moore was awarded the Wayne M. and Connie C. Hancock Professorship. 

October 27, 2015

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BYU Law's Phi Delta Phi club (PDP) is hosting the semi-annual blood drive this Monday, November 2. The blood drive will run from 10 a.m—2 p.m. in the student commons. The PDP chapter is a selective organization of 15 students from each class. Membership is based on good scholastic standing (defined as not less than…

October 26, 2015

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In the world of appellate litigation, it is a singular opportunity for a practicing attorney to argue before a panel of judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, one of the nation’s most important courts. But this Friday, the finalists in BYU Law’s Moot Court Competition will do…

October 20, 2015

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The Federalist Society held a seminar on human trafficking at BYU Law with Joseph Schmitz, former Inspector General of the Department of Defense, and Todd Palmer, FBI special agent.    Palmer opened the event with a story of his experience working as an FBI special agent locating trafficking victims. "We are involved with individuals born in the United States who find themselves in untenable positions they…