Practitioner-in-Residence

Professor Elysa Dishman joined the BYU Law faculty August of 2016 and is teaching Professional Responsibility.  She previously practiced real estate law at Kirton McConkie PC in Salt Lake City.  Prior to working at Kirton McConkie PC, she practiced in the litigation group of Baker Botts LLP in Washington, DC.  Her research interests include ethics, corporate governance, director and officer liability, white collar crime, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Professor Dishman states,  “I spent several years in Washington, D.C. defending corporations and corporate officers in civil litigation and government investigations.  It is interesting to research when individuals can be held accountable for fraud or other legal violations that arise from the misconduct of the corporation as an organization.”
Professor Dishman wants to teach her students principles that will stay with them for life. “I hope my students will engage in the course material and view professional responsibility, not as a required class in law school, but as a real-world, ongoing education that continues throughout their entire careers as lawyers,” she said. “I am excited to teach at BYU Law because of the unique opportunity to teach professional responsibility in a faith-based community where we can discuss the intersection between religious morals and values and the ethical duties imposed on lawyers by the profession.”

Professor Dishman completed a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University.