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J. Reuben Clark Law School

 Organization

Administrative History

The J. Reuben Clark Law School (est. 1973) is a teaching unit at Brigham Young University.

The J. Reuben Clark Law School offers a six-semester course of graduate professional study leading to the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. The following individuals have served as chairmen and acting chairmen: Rex E. Lee (1973-1976, 1977-1982), Carl S. Hawkins (1976-1977, 1982-1986), Bruce C. Hafen (1986-1990), H. Reese Hansen (1990-2004), Kevin J. Worthen (2004-2009), and James R. Rasband (2009- ).

Citation:
Brigham Young University General Catalog 1973-1974: p. 532, 70 (Rex E. Lee, dean; six-semester course of graduate professional study leading to the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree)

Brigham Young University General Catalog 1976-1977: p. 281 (Carl S. Hawkins, acting dean)

Brigham Young University General Catalog 1977-1978: p. 281, 204-205 (Rex E. Lee, dean; courses include Criminal Law, Conflict of Laws, The Legal Process, Women's Rights, and Tax Procedure)

Brigham Young University General Catalog 1982-1983: p. 350 (Carl S. Hawkins, dean)

Brigham Young University General Catalog 1986-1987: p. 305 (Bruce C. Hafen, dean)

Brigham Young University General Catalog 1989-1990: p. 30 (must have a bachelor's degree but no specified major; study subjects of economics, government, history and business; learn to reason, speak and write precisely, analyze, think abstractly and read carefully)

Brigham Young University General Catalog 1990-1991: p. 288 (H. Reese Hansen, dean)

Brigham Young University General Catalog 2004-2005: p. 415 (Kevin J. Worthen, dean)

J. Reuben Clark Law School Web site, Nov. 6, 2009 (James R. Rasband appointed dean beginning June 15, 2009)

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

James H. Backman papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7666
Scope and Contents

Contains publications, curriculum materials, and other items produced and collected by Backman related to his work at the J. Reuben Clark Law School. Contains teaching materials from his courses, as well as documentation on the school's internship program. Materials date from between 1977 and 2008.

Dates: 1977-2008

Brigham Young University law review

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1034
Scope and Contents

Publication began at the same time as the law school in 1975. Although the University Archives' collection is incomplete, other copies can be found in Special Collections Americana and the Harold B. Lee Library. The Howard W. Hunter Law Library houses a complete collection.

Dates: 1993-2003

BYU journal of public law

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1035
Scope and Contents

Contains copies of the BYU publication from 1993 to the present. Each volume is bound as a paperback book and includes scholarly law papers. A complete collection can be found in the Howard W. Hunter Law Library.

Dates: 1993-2003

Woodruff J. Deem papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 5911
Abstract

The papers of Woodruff J. Deem. The papers include three groups: court and legal papers, educational papers, and miscellaneous papers. Court and legal papers include court transcripts and other legal papers, including Georgetown Law Review volumes. The educational papers include teacher evalutions, lecture notes, course syllabi, quiz keys, and other class papers. The miscellaneous papers include a poster, photographs, newspapers clippings, and correspondence.

Dates: 1824-1983

Graduate Studies records on J. Reuben Clark Law School, 1995-2002

 Sub-Series — Carton: 15, Folder: 1-4
Identifier: UA 1141 Series 6 Sub-Series 35
Scope and Contents

Materials are related to the graduate programs of the J. Reuben Clark Law School from 1995 to 2002. Materials include reports, department reviews, and proposals.

Dates: 1995-2002

Bruce C. Hafen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 735
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, minutes, contracts, legal case reports, speeches, Bass-Billings research papers, drafts of the Honor Code, materials for religion and law classes, and research materials for the biography of Dallin H. Oaks.

Dates: 1971-1977

Carl S. Hawkins collection on J. Reuben Clark Law School history

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2185
Scope and Contents

Information compiled by Carl S. Hawkins in preparing his book, "The Founding of the J. Reuben Clark Law School," published in 1999. Includes memoranda, letters, speeches, news articles, and brief history essays. Also includes a videocassette of the Hawkins and Parker retirement dinner and an audiocassette.

Dates: 1974-1998

J. Reuben Clark Law School dedication records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5377
Scope and Contents Contains materials gathered in relation to the dedication of the J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Law School at Brigham Young University. Includes dedication remarks, meeting minutes for the Law School Centennial Committee, agendas for dedication meetings, convocation notes, correspondence, questionnaires and a centennial guide book. Also included are law building trip reports and photographs of law buildings at various universities and institutions including University of Utah, Salt Lake City;...
Dates: 1971-1975

J. Reuben Clark Law School dedication remarks

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 839
Scope and Contents

Recording of the remarks at the dedication of the J. Reuben Clark Law School. Tape 1 contains the remarks of Dallin H. Oaks and Tape 2 contains the remarks of United States Chief Justice Warren Burger.

Dates: 1975 September 5

J. Reuben Clark Law School records on externship program, 1982-2008

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7666 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains records documenting the history of the J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Law School's externship program and Backman's involvement with the program. Also contains information about the law school's LawHelp program, in which law students provide pro bono legal services for the community. Dated 1982-2008.

Dates: 1982-2008