BYU Law Students Develop Web Resource To Address Flaws In Expungement Process

Eight students in the LawX legal design lab at BYU Law have developed an online resource, called Goodbye Record, that is designed to address flaws in the process for expunging criminal records in Utah and potentially other states [...]

BYU LawX launches Goodbye Record to address flaws in the expungement process

Provo — BYU Law, a global law school focused on leadership and innovation in the legal field, announced the development of Goodbye Record – an online resource assisting individuals, legislators, and corporate partners to address flaws in the expungement process, [...]

BYU Law Hits Its Highest Ranking in 20 Years

BYU Law soared up to No. 29 in the 2022 edition of the U.S.News Best Law School Rankings. BYU Law’s ranking is its highest in more than two decades and represents an eight-spot jump from [...]

Laura Meier: The Family Nest Egg

Our alumni find many different ways to serve and to practice law, a fact powerfully demonstrated by 2003 BYU Law graduate Laura King Meier. This year when Penguin Random House and Diversion Books published her [...]

Jennifer Kajiyama Tinkham – Building Leaders Who Build Strong Communities

By: Nicole Boyd   The forced relocation and imprisonment of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII, is a tragic and often overlooked chapter of US history.    For Jennifer Kajiyama Tinkham, this history is personal. [...]

50 years of BYU Law School: An inside look at the charge to teach laws of man in the light of God’s laws

Fifty years ago, President Harold B. Lee announced plans to build a law school at the Church’s Provo, Utah, university. Two years later, the J. Reuben Clark Law School welcomed its first class of future [...]

Reuters Legal | BYU law dean talks debt, diploma privilege and thinking beyond Big Law

(Reuters) – Utah has emerged as a leader in U.S. legal innovation, granting diploma privilege to law grads in 2020 and opening a regulatory ‘sandbox’ to test new legal service models. The state’s legal educators [...]

Nielson Wins Federalist Society’s 2021 Story Award

Professor Aaron Nielson has won the Federalist Society’s 2021 Joseph Story Award, which recognizes a young academic who has demonstrated excellence in legal scholarship, a commitment to teaching, a concern for students, and who has made [...]

BYU Law Extends Dean D. Gordon Smith’s Appointment

BYU Law, a global law school focused on leadership in legal theory and practice, today announced that D. Gordon Smith’s term as dean of BYU Law has been extended for an additional five years. In May 2016, Smith [...]