Kristin B. Gerdy – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

Kristin B. Gerdy

Teaching Professor and Director, Rex E. Lee Advocacy Program

Kristin Gerdy is a Teaching Professor and Director of the Rex E. Lee Advocacy Program at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU where she also teaches courses in Church History and Doctrine. Professor Gerdy is past president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and currently serves as the Editor in Chief of Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute, a peer edited scholarly journal. Professor Gerdy joined the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1995. Her scholarship focuses on legal education, issues arising from appellate practice and procedure, and the integration of religious principals in law practice and legal education. Professor Gerdy is also of counsel with a local law firm where she specializes in domestic appeals.

Courses Taught

  • Church History and Doctrine
  • Introduction to Advocacy
  • Introduction to Legal Research & Writing
  • Legal Research I
  • Legal Research II
  • Lawyering Skills I
  • Lawyering Skills II
  • Advocacy 1
  • Advocacy 2
  • Advanced Appellate Brief Writing
  • Intro. Legal Res. and Writing
  • Public Speaking for Lawyers
  • Adv Appellate Brief Writing
  • Co-Curr Moot Court
  • Appellate Court Judicial Clinical Alliance
  • Federal District Court Judicial Clinical Alliance
  • State Trial Court Judicial Clinical Alliance
  • Federal and State Trial Court Clinical Alliance
  • Moot Court Brief Writing
  • Judicial Clinical Alliance


  • J.D., Brigham Young University, 1995
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 1992