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Faculty Research Assistant Research Training for Summer 2021

Attention Law Student Research Assistants for Faculty: I will be conducting a Faculty Research Assistant Research Training on Monday, May 3 from 12pm to 1pm via Zoom. Email me ( for the Zoom link! It will be recorded, and I am happy to share that recording with you if you aren’t able to attend the […]More

I’m Graduating. What Happens to My Library Privileges?

Database and building access. Using my carrel to study for the bar. Law school email addresses. We rounded up that information and more and created a page in the student services section of our website in response to common questions we receive from graduating law students. View Library and Technology Services Available After Graduation. Did […]More

Student Summer Research: Westlaw, Lexis & More

Rising 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls You have unlimited access to your Bloomberg Law and Lexis accounts to do research over the summer, whether for a paid position, a paper, a professor, a co-curricular, an externship, or a non-profit. Check with your employer on their policy first. Docket limits for Bloomberg Law apply as during the […]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