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BYU Law Students Join JAG Corps in Every Military Branch

BYU Law School has students becoming members of the JAG Corps in every branch of the military: the United States Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Navy. Each year the Law School successfully places an average of between six and eight students in military careers. This year, in addition to the ten students […]

5 Keys on “How Not to be Stupid” From Judge Michael Mosman

Judge Michael Mosman (’84), recipient of the 2018 BYU Alumni Achievement Award, provided wise professional and personal advice in his lecture “How Not to Be Stupid”. 1. Don’t be corrupted by power “You have to think about [the corruption of power] as lawyers because you will have power. You will have the power to end […]

Miles Ahead: Welcome to the Leadership-Inspired Milestones Program

As a component of BYU Law’s Inspiring Leadership initiative, the Milestones Program is designed to help students prepare for meaningful employment and leadership in the law. Over the course of two months, students delve into concepts found in the books StrengthsFinder 2.0 and Roadmap: The Law Student’s Guide to Meaningful Employment. These concepts, combined with […]

Faculty Inspire Students Through Scholarship Panel

“As lawyers, we have the responsibility not just to create scholarship, but to engage scholarship,” said BYU Law Professor Paul Stancil at a recent faculty scholarship panel. Addressing the BYU Law community, Stancil joined Professors Aaron Nielson, Gladriel Shobe, and Lisa Sun to discuss recent faculty research and encourage students to engage in the exploration […]

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. […]

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