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ACLU Deputy Director Speaks to Students About Religious Liberty, Anti-Discrimination

Louise Melling, Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU and Director of its Center for Liberty, addressed the BYU Law community about one of today’s most hotly debated legal questions: how do we reconcile religious liberty with equal protection and anti-discrimination? Here are some the insights she shared. Moments of Change When there are moments of […]

Annual Law & Religion Lecture

“The solution to conflict is to protect the rights of both sides,” said Douglas Laycock at the Annual Law and Religion Lecture. A Distinguished Professor from the University of Virginia School of Law and one of the nation’s leading authorities on law and religion, Laycock’s address centered on the recent Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court case. […]

BYU Law Annual Supreme Court Review

As part of its commitment to constitutional legal scholarship, BYU Law hosted its annual Supreme Court Review—an examination of important cases, notable decisions, and changes to the composition of the Court. This year we were joined by students, alumni attending Reunion Weekend events, and faculty as we discussed 2018’s most important legal developments. Judge Kavanaugh: […]

BYU Law Professor Weighs in on Border Patrol Case

In October 2012 Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz allegedly shot and killed Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez — a 16-year-old Mexican national. Swartz is now being tried for second-degree murder by the Department of Justice, and the incident has sparked a number of legal issues concerning the U.S. Border Patrol. BYU Law Professor Eric Jensen weighed […]

BYU Lawreads – Last Days of Night

As part of its ongoing effort to teach law students the vital art of storytelling, BYU Law welcomed students to its Winter 2018 Lawreads panel. The program is aimed at engaging students and faculty in discussions about law in literature. This semester’s book selection was Graham Moore’s novel The Last Days of Night, and the […]

Civil Rights Panelists Discuss Marginalization and Civil Liberty

BYU Law’s American Constitution Society and Black Law Students Association co-hosted a civil rights panel including Lex Scott, co-founder of the Utah chapterof Black Lives Matter; John Mejia, legal director at the ACLU of Utah; Stewart Gollan, attorney at the Pioneer Justice Center; and Jordan Srgo, Chief Program Officer at Encircle. All the panelists shared […]

How the Fourth Industrial Revolution is Redefining the Legal Industry

From around 1760 until about 1830, the world underwent a massive change in the manufacturing process. Dubbed the industrial revolution, machine tools and steam power replaced traditional hand production methods. These changes altered almost every aspect of life and increased output and efficiency to levels never before thought possible. The Industrial Revolution was not a […]

The Law of Robots

Will robots replace lawyers? Ed Walters, CEO of Fastcase and Professor at Georgetown University of Law Center answered this and talked about Artificial Intelligence and the Robot Revolution during BYU Law’s Future of Law lecture: “The Law of Robots.” According to Walters, robots will not replace lawyers. “Will they replace legal work?” he posed. “Absolutely!” Watch the […]

Breaking Down the New Tax Cuts

This week on Top of Mind with Julie Rose, Professor Shobe was featured on the show to talk about the upcoming tax cut. “The US House and Senate are closing in on a final deal to merge their respective tax cut plans and get something to President Trump’s desk for signature by next week. President […]

The North Korean and Yemen Crises

North Korea Terror, Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis on Top of Mind. “President Trump has added North Korea to the list of “state sponsors of terrorism,” which clears the way for additional sanctions against the regime’s nuclear program. And the United Nation’s humanitarian envoy to Yemen this week said Saudi Arabia is violating international law there. Associate […]

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