Last week the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum hosted a reenactment of three habeas corpus hearings involving Joseph Smith in the 1840s. The reenactments were followed by a panel discussion about habeas corpus and its application today. The trial reenactments were a culmination of events that occurred the day before examining Joseph Smith and the law. [...]
Category Archives: Faculty Interest
You may or may not have heard of a MOOC before, but that may not last long. The National Law Journal reports (registration required) that MOOCS – massive open online courses – are starting to gain in popularity in law schools. One MOOC that has just begun that our students might be interested in is [...]
Professor Fred Gedicks‘ latest article, Incorporation of the Establishment Clause Against the States: A Logical, Textual, and Historical Account, was recently published in the Indiana Law Journal. For more of Professor Gedicks’ articles, take a look at his SSRN page.
A number of BYU Law faculty have posted new articles to SSRN in the last few months. It’s been a busy spring, so I haven’t gotten around to writing about them yet. Here’s a list of what’s new. Jim Backman Significant but Unheralded Growth of Large Externship Programs Shima Baradaran Funding Terror Rebalancing the Fourth [...]
Professor Gordon Smith has recently added his newest paper, Law and Entrepreneurial Opportunities, to SSRN. This article was co-authored with Darian Ibrahim from the University of Wisconsin Law School and will appear in the Cornell Law Review.
Professor Shima Baradaran has recently posted her newest article, Does International Law Matter?, to SSRN. The article, which is co-authored by Michael Findley, Daniel Nielson, and J.C. Sharman, will be published in the Minnesota Law Review this year. The article and its accompanying study was recently mentioned in a recent BYU News story. For more [...]
The Washington & Lee Law Library has recently updated its Law Journal Rankings to include data from 2012. The rankings take into account citations to journals during the last eight years, with the combined score looking at impact factor and total cites. Much more detail on the ranking methodology is available here. Over the last [...]
As some of you may have noticed, the Law Library recently purchased and installed a new KIC Scanner near the 2nd floor reference desk. This state of the art, face-up scanner has already proved quite popular with students in the short time we’ve had it. Equipped with an intuitive touch screen, the KIC scanner is [...]
The word “unpublished” can often be misleading in today’s legal research environment. These days documents that are “unpublished” are now often published even though we still call them “unpublished.” Confusing, I know. Take for example, unpublished hearings from Congress. Hearings can be a useful tool when conducting legislative history research. However, not all hearings are [...]
Nominations to the Supreme Court of the United States are always a hot topic – especially in law school. With President Obama’s reelection and the recent inauguration, the topic of potential SCOTUS picks is always lurking. While we can’t predict the future, we can give you some help if you’re looking historically at Supreme Court [...]