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About Jane H. Wise

Jane Wise is currentlly the Associate Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at BYU Law.

Wise joined the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1998 as an adjunct professor, teaching introduction to Legal Writing and Research in the Rex E. Lee Advocacy Program to first-year law students.  She also previously taught legal writing in Lawyering Skills program from 1998-1999.  Wise helped design and implement a new curriculum for legal writing and research in 2000, the Rex E. Lee Advocacy Program, which continues through present.  In 2009, this legal writing program was ranked 17th in the nation for legal writing programs in law schools by U.S. News and World Report.  Wise is currently on the legal writing and external relations committees at the J. Reuben Clark Law School. 

Wise is has been the editor of Clark Memorandum, BYU Law School's alumni magazine published bi-annually, since 2001.  She is currently a commentor on Public Radio International and National Public Radio, a featured columnist for Salt Lake Tribune and Utah Valley Magazine, and an essayist for "Music and the Spoken Word."


2017 - Present Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, BYU Law International Center for Law and Religion Studies
2001 - 2017 Editor, Clark Memorandum, BYU Law BYU Law School
1998 - 2011 Lawyering Skills, Introduction to Law / Advocacy, BYU Law BYU Law School

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

1999 - Present Featured Columnist, Utah Valley Magazine, Provo UT
1997 - Present Essayist for "Music and the Spoken Word," weekly Sunday morning broadcast, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Salt Lake City, UT
1997 - Present NPR "Morning Edition for Utah", National Public Radio
1997 - Present PRI "Marketplace", Public Radio International
1997 - Present Featured Columnist, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, UT
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  • Advocacy
  • Legal Writing and Research


1976 JD, University of Utah, SJ Quinney College of Law
1973 BA/BFA, University of Utah

Contact Information

455 JRCB • (801) 422-5057 

Articles (5)

Books (4)

Chapters (1)

Other Contributions to Books (2)

Video (2)

Presentations (8)