John Fee

Professor of Law

John Fee has been a professor at BYU Law School since 2000. Prior to joining the law faculty, he practiced regulatory and appellate litigation at Sidley & Austin in Washington D.C., handling matters of national significance in areas of environmental, transportation, telecommunications, banking and constitutional law. He was a clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court in 1996-1997, and for Judge Frank Easterbrook of the 7th Circuit in 1995-1996. Professor Fee received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review. His writings on property, constitutional law and land use have been cited by the United States Supreme Court and other courts.

Courses Taught

  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Theory
  • Environmental Law
  • First Amendment
  • Intro to Legal Interpretation & Analysis
  • Legal Interpretation and Analysis
  • Perspectives on Law--Elements of the Law
  • Perspectives: Legal Interpretation
  • Property
  • State & Local Government 1
  • Structures of the Constitution
  • Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court Seminar


  • B.A., Brigham Young University
  • J.D., University of Chicago



  • The Pornographic Secondary Effects Doctrine, 60 Ala. L. Rev. 291 (2009). [SSRN]
  • Obscenity and the World Wide Web, 2007 BYU L. Rev. 1691 (2008). [SSRN]
  • Eminent Domain and the Sanctity of Home, 81 Notre Dame L. Rev. 783 (2006). [SSRN]
  • Reforming Eminent Domain, in Eminent Domain Use and Abuse: Kelo in Context 125 (Dwight H. Merriam, ed. 2006).
  • Speech Discrimination, 85 B.U. L. Rev. 1103 (2005). [SSRN]
  • The Formal State Action Doctrine and Free Speech Analysis, 83 N.C. L. Rev. 569 (2005). [SSRN]
  • The Takings Clause as a Comparative Right, 76 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1003 (2003). [SSRN]
  • Main Street Plaza: An Opportunity to Rebuild, 3 Teaching Ethics 97 (2002).
  • Tahoe-Sierra and the Takings Denominator, in Taking Sides on Takings Issues: The Impact of Tahoe-Sierra 39 (Thomas E. Roberts, ed. 2002).
  • Of Parcels and Property, in Taking Sides on Takings Issues: Public and Private Perspectives 101 (Thomas E. Roberts, ed. 2001).
  • Unearthing the Denominator in Regulatory Taking Claims, 61 U. Chi L. Rev. 1535 (1994). [SSRN]