Category Archives: General News

Jimmer and the Law

As the NCAA tournament rolls around I’m always reminded of a 2012 D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals case in which Judge Thomas B. Griffith cited a YouTube video of Jimmer Fredette’s performance against Gonzaga  in the 2011 Tournament.  Writing about metaphors in Kiewit Powers Constructors Co. v. NLRB (see p. 11), Judge Griffith says, “Indeed, [...]

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Acquisition Agreements MOOC

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 [...]

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Sequestration Explained

First it was the “fiscal cliff,” now “sequestration” is the buzzword of the hour surrounding Congress and the President.  If you’re not yet up to speed on sequestration, the Congressional Research Service’s Report, Budget “Sequestration” and Selected Program Exemptions and Special Rules, can help.   CRS Reports like this one are prepared for members and [...]

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Supreme Court Challenge

Think your SCOTUS-prediction skills are top notch?  Put them to the test in Bloomberg Law/SCOTUSblog’s Supreme Court Challenge.  The competition features teams of law students predicting the outcomes of six merits cases and six petitions for cert.  Cash prizes go to the top 3 teams.  Register your team by Feb. 28.  See the competition rules [...]

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October’s First Monday

Until I came to law school I never realized that the first Monday in October was any different than other Mondays–October or otherwise.  But, I quickly learned that the first Monday in October means that the Supreme Court is back in session.  That means today marks the start of the 2012 term. For news and [...]

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Welcome Class of 2015!

It’s the first day of orientation and we want to welcome our new 1Ls and LLMs.  We’re excited that you’re here and we look forward to getting to know you and work with you.  Here in the Law Library we want you to know that we’re here to support your research and coursework.  Our library [...]

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Mandatory e-Filing in Utah

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Utah Judicial Council recently approved a new rule that requires mandatory electronic filing in all Utah state civil cases beginning April 1, 2013.  The new rule, Rule 4-503 of the Code of Judicial Administration, also requires electronic filing in probate cases beginning on July 1, 2013.  Mandatory e-filing [...]

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Y Mountain Trail in Congress

On April 24 Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz introduced a bill to the House of Representatives (H.R. 4484) that would enact the `Y Mountain Access Enhancement Act’.  Under this law the federal government would convey a portion of the Y mountain trail to BYU for fair market value.  The Salt Lake Tribune reports that BYU would [...]

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Religious Freedom Student Writing Competition

Law students interested in religious freedom may be interested in the Religious Freedom Student Writing Competition being sponsored by the Washington, D.C. Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies.  Submissions are due by August 1, 2012.  See the flyer for more details.

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BYU Law on Least Debt List

The U.S. News and World Report has released a list of 10 Law Schools that Lead to the Least Debt and BYU Law is a member of the club.  The article accompanying the list also points out that BYU Law is the only school on the Least Debt List that is also ranked in the [...]

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