By MIKE SOUTHWORTH
The J. Reuben Clark Law School will honor Rex E. Lee, late BYU president and founder of the Law School, by establishing a chair in his name.Thomas D. Morgan, the Oppenheim Professor of antitrust and trade regulation law at George Washington University School of Law in Washington, D.C., will occupy this new position.
“For the Rex E. Lee Chair to have been offered to me represents an honor and a capstone to my career in legal education,” Morgan said, according to a news release.
“Professor Morgan’s 32 years of distinguished service in legal education — including his deanship at the Emory University School of Law and his tenure as president of the Association of American Law Schools — rank him as one of the nation’s most distinguished legal educators,” said Reece Hansen, dean of the Law School.
In addition to having a good reputation as a legal scholar,”Morgan is a very personable individual, who will be a great asset to the faculty and very appreciated by the students who study under him,” said Scott Cameron, associate dean of the Law School.
“Having won high praise from students and faculty colleagues as a visiting professor at BYU during Fall Semester 1994, we welcome Professor Morgan and his wife Kathryn with singular enthusiasm,” Hansen said.
Hansen said Morgan’s prominence in legal education and interest in joining BYU’s faculty were part of the reason Morgan was chosen to fill the position.
Morgan received his juris doctorate with honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 1963. He was a professor of law at the University of Illinois, a visiting fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at Oxford and a special assistant to the Secretary of Defense, according to a news release.
Morgan is also the author of several case books and professional papers on professional responsibility, conflicts of interests, economic regulation and modern antitrust legislation, according to a news release.