J. Clifton Fleming – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

J. Clifton Fleming

Ernest L. Wilkinson Chair and Professor of Law

J. Clifton Fleming, Jr., Ernest L. Wilkinson Chair and professor of law, joined the BYU faculty in 1974. Fleming served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1986 to 1999 and as Associate Dean for Faculty and Curriculum from 1999 to 2004. He was appointed to the Wilkinson Chair in 1998. In 1985-86, he was Professor-in-Residence in the IRS Chief Counsel's Office in Washington, D.C.

Fleming’s academic and teaching career has spanned the globe. He has been a Fulbright visiting professor of law at the University of Nairobi, and a visiting professor at the University of Queensland, Central European University in Budapest, Murdoch University School of Law in Perth, and holder of a visiting scholar chair at the University of Florida’s law school. In 2011, he held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria.

Professor Fleming teaches courses on US and international tax law, European Union law, and public international law.

Courses Taught

  • Business Planning
  • European Union Law
  • Federal Income Taxation of Corporate Reorganization Transactions
  • International Income Taxation
  • Public International Law
  • Tax Policy
  • Tax Treaties
  • Taxation of U.S. Income of Foreign Businesses and Investors
  • US Taxation of Foreign Businesses and Investors


  • J.D., George Washington University, 1967
  • B.S., Brigham Young University, 1964