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Students traverse the campus of Brigham Young University on the first day of Fall 2021, Monday, August 30, 2021.

Brigham Young University Law on Wednesday announced the establishment of its Global Business Law Program, further solidifying the school’s international presence.

This new program will act as an umbrella for BYU Law’s annual Winter Deals Conference, Global Law Seminars and the New York Deals and Palo Alto Startups Academies. It is also designed to facilitate new research, events and partnerships.

BYU Law School is currently planning site visits in India and East Asia to scout for future program locations.

“It is exciting to formally announce BYU Law’s Global Business Law Program, which we believe will help us expand our reach, identify key issues, engage partners and influence policy,” said Gordon Smith , Dean of BYU Law, in a press release.

The purpose of the Global Business Law Program will be to address current issues facing the international business community, including corporate governance, securities regulation, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion.

The program is also a significant boost for a university ranked as the number 23 law school in America, according to US News and World Report.

“With a vast global network of alumni, supporters, students and faculty – most of whom speak multiple languages ​​and have lived outside of the United States – BYU Law is uniquely positioned to effect positive change on the international stage on issues ranging from food insecurity to leveling the playing field for small and medium-sized businesses,” said Smith.

The Global Business Program’s first initiative is entitled The Future of Antitrust Series, which aims to encourage debate and collaboration on antitrust law and policy. The series received financial support from BYU Law and an unrestricted grant of $500,000 from Amazon.

“Antitrust has made headlines, and a technocratic policy tradition is now being challenged by new — and often political — alternatives,” said Matthew Jennejohn, professor of law at BYU, in a press release. “The Future of Antitrust series focuses on bridging perspectives in today’s highly competitive intellectual landscape.”

The first conference in the series “Tech Platforms and Online Retail in a New Age of Competition Law” was held in Washington DC on October 21 and discussed efforts to regulate tech platforms.


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