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  • Summer and Graduate Access to Lexis, Westlaw, and MoreSummer and Graduate Access to Lexis, Westlaw, and More
    The end of the school year is here! That means it is time to share information about accessing library databases and other resources while school is out for summer. If you are a not graduating this April, most of your access database remains the same over the summer. But there are a few things you […] Read more »
  • Celebrate National Library Week With Us!Celebrate National Library Week With Us!
    We are celebrating national library week with fun giveaways from April 8 – April 11. Stop by the desks at the second or third floor library entrances to grab a treat! Monday: Smart Pop Day. Start your week off on a smart note. Swing by the Circulation Desk on either floor to grab a bag […] Read more »
  • Accessing Xchange in the BYU Law LibraryAccessing Xchange in the BYU Law Library
    The Law Library has access to Xchange, which is a Utah-government-owned and created database that provides access to Utah state district (trial) court dockets and documents, including traffic citations in Utah. It is to Utah law what PACER is to federal law, and if you practice law in Utah as an attorney, you will likely […] Read more »
  • Construction Update: Accessing Materials in the Reserve RoomConstruction Update: Accessing Materials in the Reserve Room
    The second-floor Law Library Reserve Room will be closing soon for construction. We are moving most study aids and bar review materials to the course reserve area behind the circulation desk, where they can be checked out for two hours. Most other Reserve Room materials will not be immediately accessible, but they usually can be […] Read more »
  • New Faculty Scholarship Display (the FSD)New Faculty Scholarship Display (the FSD)
    Have you seen it yet? The new faculty scholarship display (FSD) in the Memorial Lounge? It’s right by the fireplace and is on the way to the law student kitchen by the Student Commons! The FSD was created by the BYU Law Library, under direction from Dean Moore, and features physical copies of recent BYU […] Read more »
  • Utah Secondary SourcesUtah Secondary Sources
    Secondary sources can be a helpful resource when doing legal research for a class, memo, court document, or paper. Law students, law faculty, attorneys, and pro se patrons can all benefit from secondary sources! These types of sources are not the law per se, but rather discuss and analyze the law. They can be great […] Read more »

Howard W. Hunter

Law Library

Howard W. Hunter (1907-1995) was the 14th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is the only attorney ever to have served in that role.

As an attorney, President Hunter “… was known for his integrity, precise thinking, clear communications, and sense of fairness. He was also known as a “people lawyer”.… Howard was much more concerned about seeing that people got the help they needed than that he got compensated for it.”

From The Life and Ministry of Howard W. Hunter

Portrait of Howard W Hunter
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“President Hunter has stood as a highly visible example to all of the lawyers and law students who know him or know of him — and they number in the tens of thousands. He epitomizes the practice of law in the classic style: honor, ethical conduct, courtesy, gentility, the art of making the adversarial system work while sticking to the rules, and — though I list it last, I think of it as a component of first importance — integrity.”

~ John S. Welch,
quoted in the March, 1991 issue of the Ensign