News


February 21, 2019

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5:37 PM

By Marcie R. Swenson (’11) It’s hard to believe that a simple invitation may be the only barrier stopping an attorney from serving. Attorneys, especially BYU Law alumni, have an instilled desire to serve. However, the demands of lawyering, family, and religion can often overshadow these good intentions. I hope the recognition of our peers,…

February 14, 2019

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12:32 PM

BYU Law was pleased to welcome Jill Marchant (‘90) to its annual Women in Law Luncheon as the keynote speaker. The luncheon is part of BYU Law’s ongoing effort to highlight the contributions of women in the law and share their experiences of inspiring leadership. Jill Marchant attended Brigham Young University for both her undergraduate…

February 14, 2019

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11:17 AM

BYU Law’s new mentoring program, Alumni Allies, pairs students with alumni using a matching algorithm developed for chemistry.com. The technology offers a stronger basis for developing long-term professional relationships by connecting people with similar interests, characteristics, and values.  The new mentoring program moves away from matching based on geographic location and area of practice. “Just…

February 7, 2019

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4:08 PM

By Jonny Spach & Rachel Stock The 2018 Alumni Weekend kicked-off, or teed off, with the Annual Alumni Golf Tournament at Hobble Creek Golf Course in Springville. The weather, combined with a beautiful golf course, provided a landscape for a very successful tournament. Michael Larsen, Class of 1983, said the golf tournament represents both new…

February 1, 2019

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11:19 AM

PROVO, Utah, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — BYU Law School invites law school students from across the United States to participate in BYU LawStories on the Mainstage, a storytelling initiative offering the opportunity to meld law, personal experience and the art of storytelling in written and oral forms to further prepare for their legal careers. Participants are asked to submit –…

January 24, 2019

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11:25 AM

Last week, BYU Law officially introduced the Stephanie S. and John L. Sorensen Student Commons with a naming and ribbon cutting ceremony. Students from the Student Bar Association presented the Sorensens with two glass plaques and expressed gratitude for the Sorensens’ generosity and commitment to the BYU Law community. In his comments, Dean Gordon Smith…

January 11, 2019

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10:21 AM

Brigham Young University’s law school just admitted its first predominantly female class, and both religion and politics may have something to do with it.

December 18, 2018

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8:09 AM

This December, join the Law School in finding ways to “light the world.” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is encouraging people to emulate the ministry of Jesus Christ by finding ways to share their time, love, and resources with those in need as part of a social media campaign to #LightTheWorld. Participants…

December 10, 2018

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1:47 PM

Professor Cliff Fleming’s work (with Robert Peroni (Texas) & Stephen Shay (Harvard)) examines whether foreign income should be taxed under a territorial/exemption system or be subjected to real worldwide taxation.

November 28, 2018

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9:31 AM

On Friday, December 12, 2014, BYU Law Professor Michalyn Steele met with nine judges and lawyers from Central and South America. These visitors were invited to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The distinguished guests were participants in a curriculum focused on “Administration of Justice” and…