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Boost Your Long-Term Memory Using This Study Tip

With final exams fast approaching, now is a good time to begin committing all of the legal principles you have studied this semester to long-term memory, if you haven’t already started. Science has shown that practicing random recall is excellent for building long-term memory and quick recall. The process works like this. Step one of […]More

Update Your Law Library Database Bookmarks!

You have probably noticed the new login screen requesting your law school gmail address and password when you access the Wolters Kluwer Study Aid Library or HeinOnline. Make sure you update any bookmarks you have saved for law library databases using the links in the A-Z Databases List on the law library homepage! You do […]More

Cheetah Rebranding as VitalLaw With More Statutes

Research platform Cheetah is rebranding as VitalLaw starting today, November 1st. VitalLaw is a competitor of Lexis+ and Westlaw and provides access to primary law like cases and statutes alongside secondary materials like treatises, guides, and check lists. VitalLaw is going to have 40% more primary law content due to the additional of all state […]More

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Howard W. Hunter

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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