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Sharing and Acquiring Are Linked

March 2024

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Jaymon Roan

Jaymon Roan grew up in Casper, Wyoming, and served a French speaking mission in Cameroon and the Republic of the Congo before coming to BYU. He is a senior majoring in history and French studies, and he is interested in early American history and nineteenth-century French literature.
Last fall, Roan attended an event sponsored by Wheatley Institute featuring legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar, who was on campus to speak at a forum. Roan says, “I was struck by Professor Amar’s ability to discuss complex ideas in an understandable manner. Although it initially seemed that his eloquence was extemporaneous, as I thought about it, I realized that his insightful responses came from years of research and thought.”
Roan says that he has a deeper understanding of the law of the harvest because of this experience with Akhil Reed Amar. “I learned from him that to share, I first must acquire,” Roan says. “I am now more eager to give deliberate effort to my studies.” He will attend J. Reuben Clark Law School this fall.

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