Law in Action

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jonathan McClurg Wins Essay Contest on Dispute Resolution

Each year the James B. Boskey Competition invites law students across the United States to submit original essays on a current alternative dispute resolution. The purpose of the competition is to create greater interest in the field and students may address any aspect of dispute resolution practice, theory, or research. Past winners have come from […]

Building Open and Democratic Societies Through Education

Each spring for the past 20 years, BYU Law Professor J. Clifton Fleming has traveled to Budapest, Hungary, to teach international taxation to students attending the Central European University (CEU). “My hope is that by teaching these very bright and promising students important lessons on how to be excellent professionals…we are building a cadre of […]

Law & Social Change Student Panel

“How do I lift my vision of how I can be of greater service?” -Professor Michalyn Steele The final Law and Social Change event of the academic year was a panel of students who shared how they got proximate with those in need of legal assistance through various social projects. Third-year law student, Carly Huchendorf, […]

Getting Proximate by Advocating for Vulnerable Populations

Each semester, BYU Law students and faculty volunteers sit across the table from desperate but strong women who are seeking asylum. Having often traveled hundreds of miles through rough terrain and unspeakable circumstances, the majority of these women and children who arrive at the South Texas Family Residential Center will be sent back to the […]

BYU Law Student Takes Best Oralist at NAAC Moot Court Competition

Students from BYU Law participated in the National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC), a moot court competition described by the American Bar Association as an event that “emphasizes the development of oral advocacy skills through a realistic appellate advocacy experience.” Claire Bradford (3L), who was part of the team representing BYU Law, was ultimately awarded Best […]

BYU Law’s Professor Stephanie Barclay to Clerk for Justice Neil Gorsuch​​​​​​​

BYU Law Professor Stephanie Barclay will clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch in the Fall 2021 term. “I am excited and humbled that Justice Gorsuch would give me this opportunity, and I am indebted to many mentors and colleagues who helped me along this path,” Barclay said. Professor Barclay joined the BYU Law faculty in 2018 […]

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