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As the holidays and finals are approaching, and you may be traveling home, remember that you can always chat with a law librarian! We strive to offer our chat services 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday. Just head on over to our website at and click on “Ask a Librarian” at the top. Scroll […]More

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Update: The deadline has been extended to December 7th, 2020. Submit your entry to the 2021 International Law & Technology Writing Competition for current law students by December 7, 2020. There is not much time left but entries are short: 1,000 words or less, blog-style (meaning minimal to zero footnoting, embedded links preferred). Grand prize […]More

Exam Prep: How to Write Law School Essay Exams

You are probably a pretty good writer already, but writing law school essay exams is a distinct skill. A well-written exam essay will be organized and easy to grade. Law professors read lots of exams, often during the holidays, so making your answers clear is the name of the game! These ebooks in the Wolters […]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