To preserve by rule of law the mission of BYU.

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Led by General Counsel Michael Orme, the Office of the General Counsel is a team of attorneys that represents the legal interests of Brigham Young University and the other higher education institutions affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Legal Updates

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Data Privacy and the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Much of the web-surfing world is now aware of Cambridge Analytica (CA), the UK-based data firm that helped influence global politics by leveraging data contained within the virtual profiles of millions of real human beings. The company is implicated in a major data privacy breach involving millions of Facebook users. ... Read More

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Sixth Circuit Holds Discrimination Based on Transgender Status Is Prohibited Under Title VII

In a unanimous decision in EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., a three-judge Sixth Circuit panel has held that discrimination on the basis of transgender status is "necessarily" discrimination on the basis of sex and therefore prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ... Read More

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USU Officials Dismissed from Student's Lawsuit over Frat Party Rape

Three Utah State University officials have been dismissed from a lawsuit filed by a student who was raped at a fraternity party and claims the school should have done more to protect her. Victoria Hewlett sued her now former university, three of its employees and the schools Sigma Chi Fraternity chapter ... Read More