Brigham Daniels
Associate Professor of Law

Professor Brigham Daniels has expertise in environmental law, administrative law, natural resources law, water law, and property law. In 2013, he received the Student Bar Association First Year Professor of the Year Award.  Prior to joining the J. Reuben Clark Law School he taught as an assistant professor at the University of Houston Law Center and as a lecturing fellow at Duke Law School.

Professor Daniels earned a PhD from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.  He received his juris doctorate from Stanford Law School, where he was an associate editor of the Stanford Law Review.  He also graduated magna cum laude in economics and received a masters of public administration from the University of Utah. Daniels was a recipient of the Harry S Truman Scholarship, the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and the Stanford Public Interest Law Fellowship.

He has clerked for the Honorable Ted Stewart on the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, has worked as an associate at Parsons, Behle, & Latimer , and has consulted on environmental, water, and land use issues for a wide range of clients.

While at BYU Law School, Professor Daniels has taught courses in environmental law, property law, legislation and regulation, and water law.  He also serves as the faculty advisor to the Environmental, Energy, and Resources Society (EERS).

Contact: 410 JRCB, BYU Law School, Provo, UT 84602 • 801-422-3265 •
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Curriculum Vitae: View Brigham Daniels's Curriculum Vitae here.
  • PhD from Duke University School of the Environment. Class of 2010.
    National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
  • JD from Stanford Law School. Class of 2003.
    Harry S. Truman Scholarship, Stanford Public Interest Law Fellowship and Stanford Law Review
  • MPA from University of Utah. Class of 2000.
    University of Utah Graduate Fellowship
  • Honors BS from University of Utah. Class of 1998.
    magna cum laude, economics
Research Interests:
  • Environmental Policy
  • The Commons
  • Property Rights
  • U.S. Politics
  • Water Law
  • Administrative Law
  • New Institutional Economics
  • Organizational Politics
Classes Taught: Property Law, Environmental Law, Water Law