Piennoyer v. Neff

April 11, 2013 at 8:00 am

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My former Civil Procedure professor is a pretty cool dude, and boy does he love pie puns. If it rhymes with rhubarb it’s right up his alley. So when it came time for our final review, I took matters into my own hands with a little help from the infamous personal jurisdiction case, Pennoyer v. Neff. Pictured above is John H. Mitchell, an unscrupulous Senator from Oregon who tried to get fancy with Mr. Neff’s land back in 1878. The case is completely irrelevant to modern personal jurisdiction law, and is included in Civil Procedure casebooks as a sort of hazing for new law students.


My professor wouldn’t come out and say it, but these pie puns were perhaps the highlight of his week.

The typeface is Brothers.

Timp Legal Flyer

March 5, 2013 at 8:00 am

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Free food is a big part of law school economics. In a good week I’ll get three free lunches. So when I was asked to design a flyer for Timpanogos Legal Center, a local non-profit, I was like, “I will do it, that law students may have free food.”

This flyer features typefaces like DUDE and a whole lotta Futura. J Dawg photo by Chris Detrick.

Calcast, Inc.

February 16, 2013 at 5:30 pm

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There are two sides to every dispute, and Habibi could never have been defamed without a defamer. Enter Calcast, the vile, imaginary media conglomerate that engaged Habibi in a heated and less-than-couth chatroom discussion, then was cavalier enough to post the exchange online for its members to see. Sharp looking logo though.

Habibi T-shirt

February 16, 2013 at 8:00 am

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Exit Gracefully is great, but Habibi is the real star of our 1L brief prompt. Such an enigmatic man. Considering 141 of us dedicated so much of our lives to this man last year, he deserves to be immortalized. I had this poster hanging at my carrel when a group of fellow 1Ls confronted me demanding t-shirts. So we had 70 t-shirts were printed.


The design includes Red Benny, Homestead, and Wisdom Script typefaces.

Exit Gracefully

October 25, 2012 at 8:50 pm

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Our year-long 1L writing project focused on the fictional plight of Aryah Joseph Habibi, who was allegedly defamed in an internet chatroom. Is Habibi’s defamation claim examined under a private person standard or a limited purpose public figure standard? The debate rages on. But one thing is sure: Habibi’s hospice company, Exit Gracefully, begged for a logo.

The typeface is Wisdom Script. More on Habibi later.

Rice-Eccles Stadium

October 15, 2012 at 8:31 pm

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I’ve always loved maps, so naturally I’m a fan of City Prints, especially the football stadiums. Yet there’s a glaring omission: no Rice-Eccles Stadium. I had no choice but to spend placement break creating my own.

BYU Law Basketball

September 15, 2012 at 8:19 pm

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This was my first time being a graphic designer at law school.  As a plucky young 1L, I volunteered to design the t-shirts for the law school’s basketball club.  As it turns out, the t-shirts have never been printed.  But I’m still holding out hope.

The typeface is Farmer’s Co-op.

UPDATE:
The shirts finally got printed ahead of our annual Supreme Court Challenge against Utah’s law school. Have you ever seen a more unified bunch?

Designer-in-Lawnch

September 15, 2012 at 8:35 am

Last year I quit my job as a graphic designer to go to law school.  But that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped designing.  I have, in fact, come to realize how much I value making stuff now that I’m not forced to every day.  I had the idea for this blog from the beginning of my legal education and asked Kyle Benson to create the awesome script for my logo.  Yet law school, it turns out, has kept me pretty busy.  That’s part of the reason (inertia gets credit too) why it took until now, the day after the last final exam of my third semester, to launch the site.  The next few posts will be used to catch up on fifteen months of design.  Following that I hope to post new content regularly.