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May 22, 2019

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12:11 PM

The Trial Academy, an application-based program, brought 24 first-year law students together for immersive training in the skills necessary to become successful future courtroom litigators. Through practice and performance, students exercised skills such as presenting opening and closing statements, speaking before a jury, presenting evidence, questioning a witness, and other essential skills for trial proceedings.

May 14, 2019

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9:23 AM

BYU Law understands the importance of creating hands-on learning opportunities for students early in their academic careers. For this purpose, BYU Law partnered with Kirkland & Ellis in New York City, to create an immersive, multi-day dealmaking program facilitating students through the process of mergers and acquisitions.

April 29, 2019

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1:01 PM

The Daily Universe highlights the BYU Law experience and available opportunities: “Some of the specialty law school rankings are clinical training, environmental law, intellectual property law, international law, legal writing, tax law and trial advocacy. Students at the law school are able to learn skills outside of the classroom by working in the community around…

April 12, 2019

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4:01 PM

The Salt Lake Tribune covers BYU Law’s new mentoring program and its innovative approach to use Match Group’s algorithm to pair alumni and students who share common interests and personality profiles. The intent is to create long-lasting relationships that will continue to add value to the student’s professional development.

April 12, 2019

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3:55 PM

BYU Law Professor Brett G. Scharffs, Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, spoke at the Hatch Center’s first religious freedom symposium, “Protecting Our Religious Liberty.” The symposium was attended by leaders of many faiths, including rabbis, pastors, elders, and apostles.

April 8, 2019

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10:12 AM

BYU Law hosted Pablo Arredondo, fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics and co-founder of Casetext, for the Future of Law lecture series. He shared his experience developing Casetext, a searchable legal research database and encouraged students to embrace the startup culture. During the six years Arredondo worked as a patent litigator, he became…

March 29, 2019

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11:29 AM

BYU Law Professor Stephanie Barclay will clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch in the Fall 2021 term. “I am excited and humbled that Justice Gorsuch would give me this opportunity, and I am indebted to many mentors and colleagues who helped me along this path,” Barclay said. Professor Barclay joined the BYU Law faculty in 2018…

March 22, 2019

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2:30 PM

This year’s Annual Bruce C. Hafen Lecture featured Sterling Professor of Law from Yale Law School, Akhil Reed Amar. He is an expert on the American Constitution, has been cited by the Supreme Court in over 30 cases, and was an informal consultant on the TV show, The West Wing. “The only thing Americans have…

March 22, 2019

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2:26 PM

Russell McClain, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, spoke on implicit bias during BYU Law’s Diversity Week. His remarks expanded upon his research and TED Talk, “Implicit Bias, Stereotype Threat, and Higher Ed,” he gave in December of 2018. McClain explained the brain science…

March 20, 2019

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3:15 PM

BYU Law announced the selected participants of BYU LawStories on the Mainstage, a national storytelling initiative open to all law school students. This inaugural initiative garnered 40 submissions from students at 28 different law schools from coast to coast.