News


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.

March 19, 2019

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11:18 AM

In what became a moving expression of friendship and solidarity, BYU Law students arranged to meet their Muslim classmates tonight at the Orem Islamic Center. In the face of New Zealand’s tragedy, the BYU Law students presented their classmates with flowers and did the customary Utah County “heart attack” on the front door of the…

March 12, 2019

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3:08 PM

BYU Law launched version 3.0 of its leading-edge technology platform for corpus linguistics at the 4th Annual Law and Corpus Linguistics Conference. The symposium brought together prominent legal and corpus linguistics scholars, as well as state and federal judges who have employed corpus linguistics analysis in their decisions.

March 7, 2019

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9:09 PM

Drop by our table at the Utah Bar Spring Convention in St. George (March 8-9) for some candy, swag, and to hear about the latest BYU Law alumni developments, like the Council of Inspiring Leaders and the Alumni Allies program. Fill a cup with treats and grab some BYU-branded goods, like a grooming kit or ice…