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Justin Collings

Justin Collings

Tuesday, Tuesday, June 11
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Justin Collings was born in Bozeman, Montana and grew up in Provo, Utah. He attended Brigham Young University where he double majored in English and Italian. He continued his education by earning a PhD in History from Yale University, as well as a juris doctorate from Yale Law School.

After graduating from law school, he worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Guido Calabresi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In 2013 he joined the faculty of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU, where he later served as associate dean. His research focuses on constitutional law and constitutional history as well as religious freedom. In 2022, he was appointed BYU’s associate academic vice president for faculty development. Since June 2023, he has served as BYU’s academic vice president.

He has enjoyed serving in a variety of church callings including high councilor, bishopric councilor, ward choir director, and primary music, as well as a missionary in the Italy Milan Mission.

Brother Collings and his wife, Lia, are expecting their eighth child later this summer.