Clark D. Asay – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

Clark D. Asay

Professor of Law

Professor Clark Asay joined the BYU Law faculty in June 2014. Before coming to BYU, Professor Asay was a Visiting Assistant Professor and Shughart Scholar at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law from 2012-2014. Prior to entering legal academia, Professor Asay worked at Amazon’s Lab126 and supported the Kindle, Kindle Fire, and Amazon Fire teams. Professor Asay also worked at the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he practiced in the field of technology transactions and intellectual property licensing.

Professor Asay’s research and teaching interests focus on intellectual property law, technology, and innovation. He has published papers relating to patents, copyright, open source software licensing, and information privacy. He has taught courses on intellectual property law, information privacy, and contracts.

Professor Asay is a graduate of Stanford Law School, where he was an Executive Editor for the Stanford Law Review. Professor Asay also earned an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge and a BA, summa cum laude, from Brigham Young University.

Courses Taught

  • Contracts
  • Copyright Law
  • Information Privacy Law
  • Intellectual Property Colloquium
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property
  • Patent Law


  • J.D., Stanford University
  • M.A., University of Cambridge
  • B.A., Brigham Young University