Dennis S. Sears
Senior Law Librarian for Foreign and International Law


Dennis S. Sears is a Senior Librarian at the Howard W. Hunter Law Library.  He is currently responsible for foreign, comparative, and international law.  His previous assignments included Associate Director for Legal Research Instruction and Reference Services, Project Librarian, Reference Librarian, and Circulation Librarian.

Professor Sears earned a joint juris doctorate/master of business administration from the J. Reuben Law School and the Marriot School of Management.  He also received a master of library and information science from Brigham Young University.  In addition, Professor Sears has earned a master of strategic studies from the United States Army War College and a master of arts in modern European history from Brigham Young University.

Prior to joining the faculty of the Howard W. Hunter Law Library, Professor Sears was a Senior Hearing Officer for the Salt Lake County Tax Administration.  He also clerked for the Honorable Boyd L. Park, Fourth Judicial Clerk of Utah.

Professor Sears teaches courses in Federal Tax Research and International Legal Research.

Contact: 274C JRCB, BYU Law School, Provo, UT 84602 • (801) 422-7472 •
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  • Master of Strategic Studies from United States Army War College. Class of 2003.
  • MLIS from Brigham Young University. Class of 1993.
    Beta Phi Mu, International Library Science Honor Society
  • JD/MBA from Brigham Young University. Class of 1985.
  • MA from Brigham Young University. Class of 1981.
  • BA from Brigham Young University. Class of 1975.
  • BA from Brigham Young University. Class of 1975.
Research Interests:
  • Legal Research Instruction
  • Professionalism
  • Federal Taxation
  • Foreign, Comparative, and International Law
Classes Taught: First Year Legal Research, Advanced Legal Research, Federal Tax Research, International Legal Research, Law Library Management