Kif Augustine-Adams – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

Kif Augustine-Adams

Charles E. Jones Professor of Law

Kif Augustine-Adams, Charles E. Jones Professor of Law, returned to BYU Law School in August 2014 after spending a year as Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer at Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing. She has also been a visiting professor at Peking University School of Transnational Law in ShenZhen, China (September 2009) and at Boston College Law School (2007-2008). She spent six months in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on a Fulbright Fellowship in 2003. Just prior to her time in Beijing, Professor Augustine-Adams completed five and a half years of service as Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs.

Professor Augustine-Adams joined the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1995. Her regular teaching assignments include torts, seminars in feminist legal theory and critical race theory, as well as professional responsibility. She has twice been named teacher of the year, once by first-year students and once by second- and third-year students.

She is completing a book length legal history project on the Chinese migrant experience in early 20th Century Mexico. She publishes in both English and Spanish.

Prior to joining the BYU law faculty, Professor Augustine-Adams practiced administrative law with Covington & Burling in Washington D.C.


Contact Information

Courses Taught

  • Public International Law
  • Social Policy
  • Torts
  • Torts I
  • Torts II
  • Soc Policy & Feminist Thought
  • Social Policy & Feminist Legal Thought
  • Public International Law
  • Perspectives on Law-Cont.Juris.Theory
  • Race and Race Relations
  • The Fourteenth Amendment
  • Social Policy and Feminist Legal Thought
  • Co-Curr ILMR
  • Refugee & Immigration Initiative
  • Professional Responsibility
  • LL.M. Thesis (by permission only)


  • J.D., Harvard University, 1992
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 1988
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