Our Faculty – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

Immigration Detention - Social Change

Faculty and students from BYU Law travel to Dilley, Texas, each semester to spend a week representing women and children asylum seekers who are in an immigration detention facility awaiting their credible fear interviews.

Winter Deals Conference - Transactional Design

BYU Law Winter Deals Conference features state-of-the-art research on topics related to mergers and acquisitions (M&A), venture capital, corporate and sovereign debt, transaction design, corporate governance and blockchain contracting.

Platform for Legal Corpora

In his Carpenter v. United States dissent in June 2018, Justice Clarence Thomas gave the first-ever SCOTUS nod to corpus linguistics when he cited 3 BYU corpora in his footnote 4.

Areas of Scholarship

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Religious Freedom

Since its founding in 2000, the International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS or the Center) at BYU Law [...]

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Criminal Justice

The Law School focuses on training students to become advocates in all parts of the criminal justice system, from representation [...]

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Entrepreneurship

The Initiative for the Study of Law and Entrepreneurship (ISLE) facilitates collaboration among BYU Law faculty and students, local startups, [...]

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Curtis Anderson

Curtis Anderson joined the Brigham Young University Law School faculty in August 2015 after over 20 years of experience in private practice and as an in-house lawyer. He teaches transactional skills courses and supervises clinical [...]

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Elysa Dishman

Professor Elysa Dishman joined the BYU Law faculty in August 2016 as Practitioner-in-Residence for fall semester. She previously practiced real estate law at Kirton McConkie PC in Salt Lake City. Prior to working at Kirton [...]

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Brett G. Scharffs

Brett Scharffs is the Rex E. Lee Chair and Professor of Law at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, and Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies. His teaching and [...]

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