Justin Collings is the academic vice president of Brigham Young University. Dr. Collings focuses of study are constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, and constitutional history. He is the author of several articles which have been published in notable journals and other venues. He is also the author of two books published by Oxford University Press: Democracy’s Guardians: A History of the German Federal Constitutional Court, 1951–2001 (2015) and Scales of Memory: Constitutional Justice and Historical Evil (2021).
In 2006, Dr. Collings graduated with a BA from BYU, double-majoring in English and Italian and minoring in classical civilization. He went on to earn a JD and a PhD in history from Yale. After serving as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, he was admitted into the J. Reuben Clark Law School’s faculty in 2013. Dr. Collings is fluent in German and Italian and is also able to read French.