As many of you know the University has begun a number of construction projects now that law school is out for the summer. While we’re not as easily accessible as we usually are, the law library is open during the summer. Our hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Saturday. We are closed Sundays and holidays. We have put [...]
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Justice Thomas R. Lee of the Utah Supreme Court will be at the law school on Thursday, April 4 at noon in room 306 to talk about the American Inns of Court and to answer any questions. All students are invited to attend. The American Inns of Court program is a great opportunity for students [...]
BYU Law was pleased to host Judge Scott Matheson, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit yesterday as its Jurist in Residence. His noon address gave us some insight into his work on the 10th Circuit and I wanted to follow up on some of the things he mentioned as [...]
As law students there are always more things clamoring for your time than you can possibly do. If you’re looking for something worthwhile, you may want to consider applying to become part of our local Inn of Court. The American Inns of Court program brings together judges, attorneys, and law students on a monthly basis [...]
Professor Aaron Nielson, our newest professor, has recently published an op-ed in the National Law Journal discussing the D.C. Circuit’s recent announcement that they will no longer follow the Federal Judges Law Clerk Hiring Plan. The Volokh Conspiracy quotes a good chunk of Nielson’s piece in a post by Ilya Somin on the topic.
Professor Shima Baradaran‘s study, Predicting Violence, was recently cited in a Salt Lake Tribune article about Utah’s pretrial jail release program. Predicting Violence was published in the Texas Law Review earlier this year.
BYU Law Professor Michael Goldsmith always taught his students to be “can do” lawyers. He certainly was one himself. Even when he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, Goldsmith worked relentlessly to raise awareness and money to fight the disease. Goldsmith passed away in 2009. At the time of his death, Goldsmith was working on [...]
BYU’s Fall Devotional and Forum schedule has some BYU Law flavor to it. You may want to get these dates down on your calendar. Sept. 11 – Elder Steven E. Snow Sept. 18 – Judge Thomas B. Griffith Oct. 23 – Dean James Rasband Elder Snow, the Church’s Historian and Recorder, is a BYU Law [...]
Elder Dallin H. Oaks was the featured speaker at BYU Law’s Annual Founder’s Day Dinner last night in Salt Lake. Elder Oaks was the President of BYU when the Law School began and was an instrumental part of its creation. It was a treat to hear Elder Oaks speak about those early years of the [...]
Congratulations to Professor Jane Wise and Law School Registrar Nancy Hamberlin who were honored this morning at the 2012 Annual University Conference. Professor Wise received the Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award, which “recognizes the contributions of part-time faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching or in other professional responsibilities over a period of at least five [...]