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Library News

  • 2024 International Law and Technology Writing Competition Now Open2024 International Law and Technology Writing Competition Now Open
    The seventh annual vLex International Law and Technology Writing Competition is accepting entries now until December 1, 2023 23:59 pm GMT (4:59 PM MST). The grand prize is 1,500 English pounds and publication to a global audience. Runners up (winners of each category) receive a prize of 250 pounds. Entries must be blog-style articles with […] Read more »
  • Apply to be an Innovation Fellow!Apply to be an Innovation Fellow!
    Position Overview The BYU Law Library is seeking to hire 1-2 students as Innovation Fellows. This role offers students a chance to participate in developing and refining the Library’s Legal Tech Initiative and to conduct research on legal technology topics. Students will be paid $18.20 per hour and may work up to ten hours per […] Read more »
  • Celebrating 50 Years of BYU Law School: A Look Back at the Law Library 50 Years AgoCelebrating 50 Years of BYU Law School: A Look Back at the Law Library 50 Years Ago
    As we celebrate the founding of the BYU Law School 50 years ago, it is fun to look back on the beginnings of the BYU Law Library and how far we’ve come. Starting a library from scratch is not easy, but Dean Rex E. Lee wanted the library to be among the finest in the […] Read more »
  • Enter Bloomberg Law’s Writing Competition on Law and TechnologyEnter Bloomberg Law’s Writing Competition on Law and Technology
    Bloomberg Law has announced a writing competition for law students. Entries need to be 750 words and are due November 1st, 2023. Bloomberg Law will publish the winning entry on its website outside of the paywall and send the winner a swag bag. Here is the writing prompt from Bloomberg Law: We invite students to […] Read more »
  • How to Locate Supreme Court BriefsHow to Locate Supreme Court Briefs
    The United States Supreme Court is back in session this week, and we’re marking the occasion with a quick rundown on the best places to locate briefs filed before the highest court of the land. The Supreme Court’s official website,, is a great place to start for recent and current cases. Dockets are […] Read more »
  • Having Problems Loading E-Books in the Aspen Learning Library?Having Problems Loading E-Books in the Aspen Learning Library?
    Some people (including me) are having trouble accessing e-books on the Aspen Learning Library website. We can get into the website just fine, but when we try to open a book, all we see is a doom spiral: A few people have had luck with trying multiple times to open the book, and once they […] Read more »

Howard W. Hunter

Law Library

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