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April 22, 2015

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Amy Chua, John M. Duff Professor of Law at Yale Law School, will be the graduation speaker at BYU Law School's 2015 Convocation ceremony on Friday, April 24, at 5:00 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall in the HFAC Building. Professor Chua received both her A.B. and her J.D. from Harvard University.  While at…

April 3, 2015

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On Friday, March 27, 2015, BYU Law’s Moot Court Team congratulated the winner of its annual 1L competition. Despite having to switch sides for the final round, David Nielson was named best oralist, and Madilyn Cole won runner-up best oralist. “It was very stressful and intimidating to go into the final rounds arguing the opposite…

April 2, 2015

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Judge Michael Mosman, federal district court judge for the District of Oregon, spoke to law students about conflict and confrontation as part of the Spirit and the Law series. Judge Mosman is also serving a 2013–2020 term on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Judge Mosman's remarks focused on the role of conflict and…

March 30, 2015

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BYU Law's chapter of the Federalist Society welcomed Professor Gregory S. McNeal from Pepperdine School of Law. He spoke on the state of drone legislation. Professor Clark Asay from BYU Law provided comment on Professor McNeal's remarks. Professor McNeal began by identifying types of drones, mainly those used by the military, those used by hobbyists,…

March 19, 2015

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BYU Law welcomed Ryan Tibbets Tibbetts ‘84, author of Hail Mary: The Inside Story of BYU’s Miracle Bowl Comeback. The book details the history of what has been called one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. Published in December 2014, the book has quickly become a best seller.   “It’s the greatest bowl comebacks…

March 13, 2015

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BYU Law's Student Bar Association recently held elections for a new president. Cara Duchene, currently a 1L, emerged from the democratic process as the newly elected president of the student association. “It was really humbling to see so many of my fellow law students support me,” Duchene said, “and I am really honored to have…

March 13, 2015

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BYU Law Professor Clark Asay presented this month's World of Law lecture where he introduced prospective law students to the growing realm of intellectual property law. Before teaching law, Professor Asay worked at Amazon's Lab126 and with the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where he practiced in technology transactions and intellectual property…

March 3, 2015

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BYU Law’s Trial Advocacy Team continued its run of victories as it placed in the top four at the recent National Finals in Houston. The tournament took place March 11–14, following the regional competition in Denver two months earlier. It is groundbreaking success  for BYU Law. In total, 315 teams from over 150 law schools…

March 3, 2015

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On Monday, March 2, BYU Law’s Federalist Society welcomed Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, a specialist in family law and health law from the University of Illinois College of Law. Wilson is a widely recognized legal scholar and author of several books and textbooks. In 2014, she was elected to the executive council of the International…

February 18, 2015

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BYU Law Professor David Moore discussed how international law interacts with the law of the United States at the February World of Law lecture. Professor Moore is a scholar of international law who has published articles in the Harvard, Columbia, Northwestern, and UCLA law reviews. Professor Moore defined various areas within international law. The best…