Welcome Fred Gedicks

June 28, 2004 | 2 comments
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Welcome to our newest guest blogger, Fred Gedicks.

Fred has been a professor of law at Brigham Young University for fourteen years, teaching classes in constitutional law and telecommunications. His research on has focused on religion and society, constitutional interpretation, and Mormon studies. He was a visiting professor at UNC-Chapel Hill last fall, and will be visiting at the University of Utah this fall.

Forewarning: Fred’s politics are politically liberal compared to other Latter-day Saints. He has been the faculty advisor to VOICE at BYU (an organization concerned with women’s issues) and he is the founding advisor to the BYU Chapter of the American Constitutional Society for Law and Policy, a constitutional advocacy group.

Fred and I know each other as colleagues at BYU. We talk not only about things BYU-ish and things LDS, but about contemporary Continental philosophy. But I’m not the only one here who knows Fred. I think that at least Nate, Gordon, and Russell do. (Fred remembers Russell as a former student–and a very good one.)

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2 Responses to Welcome Fred Gedicks

  1. lyle on June 28, 2004 at 9:36 am

    Prof. Geddicks is well known to any who have passed through BYU. He is unapologetic, and rightly so (?) for teaching a Constitutional Law class to 1L students that involves roughly 200% more reading, and dense reading at that, than the other CON Law section [Those who have taken economics will recognize the comparative disadvantage that Prof. Geddicks places his students in]. He is also well known for teaching & mentoring most of the students in the top 10% of their class on a consistent basis.

    on a more juicy note: he taught a class this last year on Mormonism & the law (or something like that). However, whether he will comment on this is unknown. I was told by other students that the class was fairly controversial & described by many in the student body as not really ‘mormon’???

    [I'm not taking an opinion, btw...just pointing out what may point to some fun posting by the esteemed Con law prof.]

  2. Gordon Smith on June 28, 2004 at 9:38 am

    Hi Fred. Welcome to T&S. We are all looking forward to your participation.

WELCOME

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