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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 […]

Ivy Grey Speaks on Technology Competence and Ethics

Ivy Grey, vice president of strategy and business development for WordRake and legal tech entrepreneur, opened this semester’s Future of Law Lecture Series. Grey made a compelling case for technology competency among lawyers and challenged students to consider the connection between the efficient use of technology and the responsibility lawyers have to ethically serve their […]

Judge Thomas B. Griffith: Pursuing a Life in the Legal Profession as a Latter-day Saint

Judge Thomas B. Griffith, of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, recently spoke with BYU Law students, sharing insights from his legal career and reflecting on ways his membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has impacted his professional life. After attending BYU for his undergraduate […]

Jill Marchant on the Importance of Women in the Law

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 […]

Whitney Johnson on Personal Disruption

What if you had the power to increase your odds of success by six times? Whitney Johnson, innovation and disruption theorist, taught BYU Law students at a Law & Leadership lecture the power of disrupting yourself through the following seven tips. Johnson explained that “disruptive innovation follows a framework and when you pursue a disruptive […]

Reflecting on the Legacy of Black Leadership

In honor of Black History Month, students and faculty gathered for a conversation with John Kwarm (‘13) about the legacy of black leadership in his life, as well as about his experience as a black law student, and now, a black lawyer. Today, he works as a public defender in Utah County. Kwarm’s commitment to […]

Law & Social Change with Neylan McBaine

On February 14, 1869, women of Utah proudly stepped up to the voting booth and marked their place in history as the first female voters in the United States. In an effort to shed light on Utah’s rich history of supporting women’s rights, Neylan McBaine established Better Days 2020, a nonprofit intended to popularize Utah […]

Creativity and the Future of Law: Cat Moon

Cat Moon, Director of Innovation Design for the Program in Law and Innovation (PoLI) at Vanderbilt Law School, shared her insights to creativity and innovation at a BYU Law Future of Law event. “Innovation is an incredibly simple concept: change that creates value. …It’s not mystical or magical, but it’s powerful,” she said. Moon stressed […]

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