Adjunct Professor of Law
Lee Warthen, librarian and adjunct professor of law, is a 1984 graduate of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, where he received a M.A. in 1983 and a M.L.S. in 1975. Before coming to the University of Utah in 1985, he worked at BYU and Washington and Lee University. He is the assistant director and head of collection building and maintenance at the S.J. Quinney Law Library where he coordinates maintenance of the building, furnishings, and book collections. He also works in collection development and reference. He is a member of the Utah State Bar.
Professor Warthen teaches the legal research component of the first-year legal methods class and an advanced legal research class with the team.
Legal Information to the Public, How to Research a Legal Problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers, American Association of Law Libraries, co-authored with Angus Nesbit, 1993-2009
Legal Research in the State of Deseret and Utah Territory, 1847-1896 in Prestate Legal Materials: A Fifty State research Guide, Including New York City and the District of Columbia. Michael Chiorazzi and Maguerite Most, eds., Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2005.
Mormon Stereotypes in Nineteenth Century German Literature: The Fiction of Amalie Schoppe and Balduin Moellhausen (1983)(M.A. thesis, Brigham Young University). Abstracts of Book Reviews in Current Legal Periodicals, editor, with Lovisa Hurtado Lyman, 1981-84.
Legal Research Manual for Law Students (B.Y.U. Legal Research Series, No. 7)
A History of Codification in Anglo-American Law, 6 Legal Reference Services Quarterly
Admitting Child Hearsay Statements of Child Sexual Abuse: Can Courts Determine Reliability?
Co-authored with Bruce Giffen, 15 Utah Bar Journal 17 (2002)
Selected Talks and Presentations
Genius in the Library: Goethe's Contribution, Utah Academy of Arts and Sciences, Winter 1976
The United States v. Howard Egan: The First Murder Trial in Utah Territory, Sunstone Symposium, Aug. 1993
Meeting the Changing Needs of Public Patrons: Developing Policies and Procedures for Serving
the Legal Information Needs of Citizens, American Association of Law Libraries, Seattle, Washington, July 1994
Commentator, Utah’s First Congressional Delegation: The Nation’s Main Interest in Utah’s Admission to the Union, by E. Leo Lyman, Sunstone Sympsium, Aug. 1995
Utah Legal Research for Non-Law Librarians, Utah Library Association Meeting, Cedar City, Utah, May 1999
Widening the Gateway to Legal Information: Building Partnerships with Public Libraries,
"Public Library Toolkit", American Association of Law Libraries, Philadelphia, PA, May, 2000
Be the Indiana Jones of Research in Ancient Utah Law and Legislation, Utah Library Association Meeting, Provo, Utah, May 2007
American Association of Law Libraries
Legal Information to the Public Special Interest Section, AALL
Western-Pacific Chapter (WESTPAC), American Association of Law Libraries
Utah Library Association
Utah Bar Association
American Bar Association