Category Archives: Faculty Interest

Foreign and Int’l Law Research

While most legal research classes naturally focus on researching the law of the United States, there is a large body of foreign and international law research that most students aren’t exposed to.  Foreign and international law research can be quite challenging and often frustrating if you don’t know where to go.  Luckily for us, one […]

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New York Times Access

BYU Law students and faculty can wave goodbye to the 10 article monthly limit on the New York Times website.  The Law Library has recently entered into an agreement to provide unlimited access to nytimes.com for students, faculty, and staff.  The agreement also provides access to the NY Times smartphone apps. A recent New York […]

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Law Journal Rankings 2013

The Washington & Lee Law Library has recently updated its Law Journal Rankings to include data from 2013.  The rankings take into account citations to journals during the last eight years, with the combined score looking at impact factor and total cites.  Much more detail on the ranking methodology is available here.  Over the last […]

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Joseph Smith Hearings Reenacted

Last week the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum hosted a reenactment of three habeas corpus hearings involving Joseph Smith in the 1840s.  The reenactments were followed by a panel discussion about habeas corpus and its application today.  The trial reenactments were a culmination of events that occurred the day before examining Joseph Smith and the law.  […]

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Acquisition Agreements MOOC

You may or may not have heard of a MOOC before, but that may not last long.  The National Law Journal reports (registration required) that MOOCS – massive open online courses – are starting to gain in popularity in law schools.  One MOOC that has just begun that our students might be interested in is […]

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Establishment Clause Incorporation

Professor Fred Gedicks‘ latest article, Incorporation of the Establishment Clause Against the States: A Logical, Textual, and Historical Account, was recently published in the Indiana Law Journal.  For more of Professor Gedicks’ articles, take a look at his SSRN page.

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BYU Law Faculty Scholarship

A number of BYU Law faculty have posted new articles to SSRN in the last few months.  It’s been a busy spring, so I haven’t gotten around to writing about them yet.  Here’s a list of what’s new. Jim Backman Significant but Unheralded Growth of Large Externship Programs Shima Baradaran Funding Terror Rebalancing the Fourth […]

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Law and Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Professor Gordon Smith has recently added his newest paper, Law and Entrepreneurial Opportunities, to SSRN.  This article was co-authored with Darian Ibrahim from the University of Wisconsin Law School and will appear in the Cornell Law Review.  

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Baradaran on Int’l Law Compliance

Professor Shima Baradaran has recently posted her newest article, Does International Law Matter?, to SSRN.  The article, which is co-authored by Michael Findley, Daniel Nielson, and J.C. Sharman, will be published in the Minnesota Law Review this year.  The article and its accompanying study was recently mentioned in a recent BYU News story. For more […]

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Law Journal Rankings

The Washington & Lee Law Library has recently updated its Law Journal Rankings to include data from 2012.  The rankings take into account citations to journals during the last eight years, with the combined score looking at impact factor and total cites.  Much more detail on the ranking methodology is available here.  Over the last […]

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