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It’s Newspaper Time! Student Access to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post

Fall (and a lot of smoke) is in the air, meaning it’s newspaper time at BYU Law! As a BYU Law student, you have digital access to several major newspapers. I encourage you to take advantage of them to become a better voter, conversationalist, interviewee, and all-around informed person! The New York Times. The New […]More

Beginner’s Bluebook Guide

Introduction An important aspect of Legal Research and Writing is knowing how to use the Bluebook. You may be familiar with citation styles, such as MLA, APA, or Chicago. The Bluebook is the citation format of the law, and it is all outlined in–you guessed it–the Bluebook. Giving proper credit to other researchers is critical, […]More

New Collaborative Learning Space Coming Soon to the Library!

Not only were we busy in the library this summer trying to come up with a sensible, practical plan for this strange school year, we were busy with a new construction project on our second floor – the new Collaborative Learning Space! This space, the brain child of Dean Smith, has been in the works […]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