Frederick Mark Gedicks is Guy Anderson Chair and Professor of Law at Brigham Young University Law School, where he teaches constitutional law and legal theory. Gedicks is widely published in the areas of law and religion and constitutional interpretation, including three books, Choosing the Dream (1991) (with Hendrix), The Rhetoric of Church and State (1995), and Constitutional Law & Religion (forthcoming 2018) (with Tuttle, Schwartzman, Tebbe & Sepper). His work has been cited in opinions in the U.S. Supreme Court and federal and state appellate courts.
Professor Gedicks has held visiting appointments at the law schools of the University of Denver, the University of Milan, Italy, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Utah, and was a visiting fellow of the ReligioWest project at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, in 2012. He will teach at the Bar-Ilan University Law School in Tel Aviv in December 2018.
Professor Gedicks was raised in New Jersey and southern California. He holds a Bachelor degree in economics from BYU, and a law degree from the University of Southern California, where he was an editor on the law review. After graduation he clerked for Judge Ozell M. Trask of the 9th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals and practiced corporation and securities law until entering law teaching. Gedicks is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada.