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The New Reference Office (294 JRCB—just across from the Circulation Desk) is OPEN for the BYU Law Community. Follow the links for information about virtual reference options for all patrons and the hours reference is available for both in-person and virtual assistance.

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Circulation  801.422.3593

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Now Use Google to Log In to Law Library Databases

We are transitioning to a new way to log in to Law Library databases using your Law School Gmail address and password. Instead of seeing our former screen with a white background asking for your NetID and password, you will start seeing a screen with the Google logo. Input your email address and password […]More

International Law & Technology Writing Competition Themes Announced: Law and Technology in the Past, Present, and Future

Global legal research provider vLex has announced the topic for this year’s International Law & Technology Writing Competition. Submissions are due December 1st, 2021. The competition is for current law students, JD and LLM. Submission requirements are simple and low-key: write a blog-style article of 1,000 words on one of three topics. Citations should also […]More

Register for a New York Times Account – Or One of Our Other Excellent News Subscriptions

We value quality news here at the Law Library. For that reason, we provide law students with digital access to a variety of general newspapers and legal news sources. Keeping up with the news makes you better informed, which makes you better in a lot of other areas of your life–a better networker, a better […]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