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Farrah Pepper Speaks on Leadership and Innovation in Legal Tech

Farrah Pepper, lifelong New Yorker and double-NYU graduate (College of Arts & Science, B.A. and NYU School of Law, J.D.) is passionate about using legal technology to solve business challenges, create enterprise value, and reduce risk. The BYU Law community was recently privileged to hear from Pepper at the Future of Law Forum where she […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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