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Ilan Wurman: A Debt Against the Living

Does the Constitution of the United States form a debt against the living generation? Ilan Wurman, Washington D.C. attorney and visiting professor of constitutional law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, addressed this question at a forum hosted by the BYU Law student chapter of the Federalist Society. Wurman […]

Deborah Burand: Law and Social Enterprise

Deborah Burand, associate professor of clinical law at NYU School of Law spoke with BYU Law students about the intersection of business law and social entrepreneurship at the Law and Social Change forum. Burand directs the NYU International Transactions Clinic and writes and lectures on issues related to impact investing, social finance innovations, and microfinance. […]

Professor Ekow Yankah Speaks on the Effects of Mass Incarceration

On March 11, 2020, BYU Law students gathered for a forum featuring Professor Ekow Yankah of Cardozo School of Law in conversation with BYU Law Professor Paul Stancil. Professors Yankah and Stancil examined issues of race, criminal theory, and punishment as they relate to mass incarceration. Professor Yankah holds degrees from the University of Michigan, […]

Christopher Wharton: Effective Advocacy for LGBTQ Clients

On Monday, March 2, BYU Law was pleased to welcome back Christoper Wharton, senior attorney and partner at Wharton O’ Brien, PLLC, a leading advocacy firm for LGBTQ individuals and families in Utah. Wharton is a Salt Lake City native, who has done pro bono work for the Utah Pride Center and the Rainbow Law […]

Beatryx Epps Washington Speaks on Race and Authenticity

Beatryx Epps Washington, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of O.C. Tanner, says she has the “best job you can have and still be a lawyer.” Speaking to BYU Law students and faculty at a forum hosted by the Black Law Student Association (BLSA), Washington addressed how her family’s involvement in the Civil Rights Movement […]

BYU Law Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the American Inns of Court

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the American Inns of Court (AIC), BYU Law students and faculty gathered for a forum featuring Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Dr. Mark W. Cannon, former Counselor to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger of […]

Annual Bruce C. Hafen Lecture: Robert B. Thompson Speaks on Corporate Rights

This year’s Annual Bruce C. Hafen Lecture featured Robert B. Thompson, the Peter P. Weidenbruch Jr. Professor of Business Law at Georgetown University Law Center.  Professor Thompson joined the Georgetown Law faculty in 2010 and teaches courses in the corporate and securities area, including mergers and limited liability.  Prior to that, Professor Thompson served in […]

Noah Smith-Drelich: Civil Liberties at Standing Rock

BYU Law was honored to host Noah Smith-Drelich, Academic Fellow at Columbia Law as part of the Law and Social Change lecture series. Professor Smith-Drelich worked as a staff attorney for the ACLU’s North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming offices and served as a law clerk to Judge Edmond E. Chang at the United States […]

Roberto Unger: The Role of Law in the Knowledge Economy

On January 22, 2020 the BYU Law community was privileged to hear from Roberto Mangabeira Unger at the Legal Theory and Social Change Forum. A philosopher and social and legal theorist, Unger is the former Minister of Strategic Affairs of Brazil and the present Roscoe Pound Professor of Law at Harvard University. Unger shared his […]

Nicole Black Speaks on Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Law

How is technology impacting the practice of law? Nicole Black, attorney and legal technology evangelist at MyCase addressed this question in a presentation to students and faculty at the Future of Law Lecture Series. Black discussed how the confluence of advancements in many areas of technology are automating and streamlining essential legal tasks and forecasted […]

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