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Peacebuilding and the Law

On September 21, the BYU Center for Conflict Resolution presented its annual Peacemaker Award to Katherine Marshall, senior fellow at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and Executive Director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue. This award is given each year in commemoration of the International Day of Peace, recognizing individuals who have done outstanding work […]

Reform Discussed at Criminal Law and Justice Conference

BYU Law’s 2018 Criminal Law and Justice Conference gave policymakers, lawyers, and scholars an opportunity to discuss methods of criminal justice reform at both the national and local levels. Highlighting the event were two keynote speakers: U.S. Senator Mike Lee and Erik Luna, Professor at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor Law School and […]

“Network, network, network!”

The Best Career Advice I Received in Law School and a Cautionary Tale -Laura Ashdown The most helpful career advice I received during law school was at a Women Lawyers of Utah retreat in Park City my 1L year. While I was there, I met an attorney (we’ll call her Sue) whose advice was so […]

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: […]

Future of Law with Aileen A. Schultz

“Legal innovation is global,” said Aileen A. Schultz, Director of Network Intelligence at Integra Ledger and Co-Founder of the Global Legal Hackathon (GLH). Speaking at BYU Law’s first Future of Law lecture of the school year, Schultz addressed the role of law in the technology and innovation industry. Drawing on her experience, Schultz explained that the […]

Welcome, Class of 2021!

Last week, 100 new law students were introduced to the next three years of their lives as the class of 2021 was welcomed to BYU Law. The annual Intro to Law orientation began with words from Wendy Archibald, Dean of Students. “Look around the room,” she said. “These are strangers now… but mark my words, […]

Inspiring Leadership: Mentoring High School Students

Law students are accustomed to rigorous coursework, challenging internships, and complex issues. This year, some will tackle an entirely different challenge: serving as grad mentors and supervising high school students during the annual BYU Civics, Law, and Leadership Youth Camp.  “My role is to enable students to succeed,” said J.R. Iler, a third-year law student […]

Preparing for Recruiting Season

While you summer focus may be on getting the most out of your externship experience, don’t forget to also prepare for the upcoming fall recruiting season. Following is a list of activities you can do to make sure you are ready to put your best foot forward: Have your resume reviewed by a member of […]

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