Brigham Daniels – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

Brigham Daniels

Professor of Law

Professor Brigham Daniels has expertise in environmental law, property law, and natural resources law. He has received several teaching awards. Prior to joining the J. Reuben Clark Law School he taught as an assistant professor at the University of Houston Law Center and as a lecturing fellow at Duke Law School.

Professor Daniels earned a PhD from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. He received his juris doctorate from Stanford Law School, where he was an associate editor of the Stanford Law Review. He also graduated magna cum laude in economics and received a masters of public administration from the University of Utah. Daniels was a recipient of the Harry S Truman Scholarship, the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and the Stanford Public Interest Law Fellowship.

He has clerked for the Honorable Ted Stewart on the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, has worked as an associate at Parsons, Behle, & Latimer, and has consulted on environmental, water, and land use issues for a wide range of clients.

Professor Daniels regularly teaches courses relating to environmental law and property law.

Courses Taught

  • Property Law
  • Water Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Legislation and Regulation
  • Environmental Law and Policy Seminar
  • Int'l Environmental Law
  • Law Review (Co-Curricular)
  • Politics of Environmental Law
  • Oil and Gas
  • Public Lands and Natural Resources


  • Ph.D., Duke University, 2010
  • J.D., Stanford University, 2003
  • M.P.A., University of Utah, 2000
  • B.S., University of Utah, 1998