Wayne McCormack
Wayne McCormack is the E.W. Thode Professor of Law at the University of Utah. Professor McCormack received his B.A. from Stanford University (1966) and J.D. from University of Texas (1969). He served as a law clerk for Judge Walter Ely of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, taught at the University of Georgia School of Law (1971-75), served as Associate Director of the Association of American Law Schools (1975-78), then joined the faculty at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1978 where he served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on three separate occasions. From 1997-2002, he coordinated the University of Utah's involvement with the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, an experience that led to security planning for major events and from there to the law related to terrorism. His base in constitutional law and judicial processes has contributed to work in national security and international issues such as human trafficking as well as judicial independence and the global rule of law. He has published books in recent years on Constitutional Law, Judicial Process, Counter-Terrorism, and International Criminal Law. In addition to teaching in all these fields, he is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on judicial independence.