Associate and assistant general counsel, J.R. Simplot Company, 1977-1981
Adjunct professor, Boise State University, 1979-1981
Private practice, Pocatello, Idaho, 1982-1995
Adjunct professor, Idaho State University, 1984-
District judge, Idaho District Court, Sixth Judicial District, 1995-2007
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, December 16, 2005; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, September 5, 2006; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, November 15, 2006; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, January 9, 2007; nomination withdrawn by president, January 16, 2007
The J. Reuben Clark Law School (JRCLS) is a professional graduate school located in Provo, Utah at Brigham Young University (BYU). Founded in 1973, the school is named after J. Reuben Clark, Jr.—former U.S. Ambassador, Undersecretary of State, and LDS Church general authority—and its charter dean was former U.S. Solicitor General Rex E. Lee. The school offers traditional J.D. and LL.M. degrees, as well as five joint-degree programs.
BYU Law ranks among the top graduate programs in the country, and is particularly renowned for its low tuition and high placement rate in Article III federal judicial clerkships. The law school is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, and is accredited by the American Bar Association.