Author: Rachel Edwards

Graduation Spotlight: Brittney Herman

Brittney Herman (‘20) has come full circle. She was born in Utah, but moved with her family 15 times, living in 10 different states before returning to Utah to attend BYU Law. Over the years, Brittney has called Tennessee, Texas, and Louisiana home, but says that, for her, Utah stands out. “People here are service […]

Graduation Spotlight: Rhonda K. Peck

When Rhonda Peck (‘20) served as President of the Student Bar Association (2018-19), her primary focus was on building a cohesive student community; so she threw herself a birthday party and invited everyone at the law school to attend. “I love bringing people together and creating opportunities for people to build relationships and friendships,” she […]

The Fourteenth Amendment and Birthright Citizenship in American Samoa

Students and faculty gathered at a forum hosted by BYU Law’s chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Pacific Island Law Student Association, featuring Jeremy M. Christiansen. An attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, in Washington, DC, Christiansen spoke about the Fourteenth Amendment’s implications for citizenship in US territories in light of the […]

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 […]

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