Skip to main content
Intellect

Law professor David Thomas to give BYU devotional address June 3

David Thomas, holder of the Rex E. Lee Chair and professor at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, will deliver a Brigham Young University devotional on “A Law Upon Which All Blessings are Predicated” on Tuesday, June 3, at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

The devotional will be broadcast live on BYU Television, KBYU TV, KBYU FM and byubroadcasting.org. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Thomas teaches courses on civil procedure, federal courts, property, real estate finance, legal research and writing and legal history. A celebrated professor, he was voted law school students as winner of the University Teaching Excellence Award in 1998 and Professor of the Year in 2000 and 2005.

He graduated cum laude from BYU with a bachelor’s in political science and high honors in the University Honors Program, having served as student body attorney general and chairman of the student body committee. He then earned his law degree from Duke University, where he worked on the editorial board of the Duke Law Journal.

After two years of clerkship and private practice, Thomas returned to BYU to teach, where he earned a master’s degree in library sciences and directed the law school library for 16 years.

In addition to his teaching assignments, Thomas also practices law part-time, consulting on expert witness assignments.

Writer: Marissa Ballantyne

Thomas_David_4x6.jpg

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

400 million voting records show persistent gaps in voter turnout by race, age, and political affiliation

August 10, 2022
A new study from BYU and the University of Virginia analyzed 400 million voter records from elections in 2014 and 2016 and found that minority citizens, young people, and those who support the Democratic Party are much less likely to vote than whites, older citizens, and Republican Party supporters. Moreover, those in the former groups are also more likely to live in areas where their neighbors are less likely to vote.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

BYU students design affordable water filtration device to help provide clean water in Pakistan

August 02, 2022
A group of BYU engineering students decided to use their expertise to help with water quality challenges in Pakistan. The team of capstone students designed a prototype for an affordable, easy-to-use water filtration device that could easily be sourced and built in the Asian country of 220 million.


overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

Forum: Something about mental health

July 26, 2022
Carl L. Hanson, BYU professor of public health, delivered Tuesday's forum address on campus. He discussed how we can obtain optimal mental health by better understanding it ourselves and being willing to be an advocate for others who struggle with mental illness.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=