Cheryl Preston
Edwin M. Thomas Professor of Law

Cheryl Bailey Preston, recipient of the Edwin M. Thomas Professor of Law, is a nationally recognized expert in Internet contracts, the contract infancy doctrine, legal protections for minors, and Internet regulation.

Professor Preston also publishes on the relationship of law and popular culture images, law and religion, and feminist legal theory. She produced an educational DVD, entitled Fashioning Women in Law. Her DVD won the prestigious Chris Award at the 2003 Columbus International Film Festival.

Professor Preston joined the BYU faculty in 1989, following ten years in private practice. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Monroe G. McKay, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Contact: 536 JRCB, BYU Law School, Provo, UT 84602 • (801) 422-2312 •
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Curriculum Vitae: View Cheryl Preston's Curriculum Vitae here.
  • JD from J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University. Class of 1979.
    Magna Cum Laude; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, BYU Law Review
  • BA from Brigham Young University. Class of 1975.
    Summa Cum Laude
Research Interests:
  • Adolescent Law
  • Contracts Infancy Doctrine
  • Consumer Internet Contracts
  • Law and Religion
  • Feminist Legal Theory
  • Popular Cultural Images and Law
  • First Amendment and Internet Pornographic Speech
  • Internet Regulation
Classes Taught: Cyberlaw, Contracts, Business Associations, Internet Regulation , Jurisprudence, Social Policy and Feminist Legal Thought, Race Relations and Law, Commercial Paper and Payment Systems, Advanced Contract Drafting