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  • Justice Breyer and the Lost CauseJustice Breyer and the Lost Cause
    More than 120 people have clerked for Justice Stephen Breyer during his time at the Supreme Court, and many of them now among the ranks of elite appellate attorneys (Neal Katyal) and law school deans (Stanford, Virginia, Penn). Reuters spoke with some of his clerks for their article, Where Breyer’s Clerks Are Now, From Animal […] Read more »
  • Coming Soon: Workshops on Historical Legal Research and SEC FilingsComing Soon: Workshops on Historical Legal Research and SEC Filings
    We have two workshops coming up in early February on advanced legal topics. Please register if you’re interested! Library Workshop: Historical Legal Research will be held on Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 11am-11:30am in Room 267. This session will focus on historical statutes, case law, and other sources, with a primary focus on 19th-century U.S. […] Read more »
  • How to Become an Expert in Anything (Especially Fintech)How to Become an Expert in Anything (Especially Fintech)
    Paul Watkins presented fascinating advice at BYU Law’s Future of Law Forum yesterday on how to become an expert. Watkins has an impressive resume—he’s an attorney at Patomak Global Partners, the founder of the Office of Innovation at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the drafter of legislation that enacted the FinTech Sandbox in Arizona—but […] Read more »
  • New Resource: The Financial TimesNew Resource: The Financial Times
    The Financial Times is one of the world’s premier resources for business and financial news and analysis. Based in London, FT focuses on the global economy but it also has extensive coverage of U.S. political and other general news. Reading about the U.S. from the perspective of those across the pond can be fascinating. Just […] Read more »
  • Am Law 50, 100, 200 and Law.comAm Law 50, 100, 200 and Law.com
    Do you want to know what law firms are on the list of Am Law 50, 100, 200, etc.? Do you want more data about the Am Law 50, 100, 200, etc. lists? BYU Law students and faculty can get this information through the BYU Law Library’s subscription to law.com. You can access law.com through […] Read more »
  • New Time for the Substantial Writing WorkshopNew Time for the Substantial Writing Workshop
    The Library Workshop on researching and refining your substantial writing topic has been moved to 11 am on Thursday, January 20th. You can attend in-person in Room 267 or on Zoom. This will be a 30-minute presentation with time for questions afterward. Contact Iantha Haight with questions. We look forward to seeing you there! Read more »

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