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The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

Solicitor General of the United States

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Tribute To The Honorable Rex E. Lee Solicitor General Of The United States 1981-85, Thomas Rex Lee Oct 2001

Tribute To The Honorable Rex E. Lee Solicitor General Of The United States 1981-85, Thomas Rex Lee

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Rex E. Lee had a gift for befriending everyone he met. This gift allowed him to treat oral arguments as a conversation with a friend. This approach led to a successful and influential career as an oral advocate.


Tribute To The Honorable Rex E. Lee Solicitor General Of The United States 1981-85, H. Reese Hansen Oct 2001

Tribute To The Honorable Rex E. Lee Solicitor General Of The United States 1981-85, H. Reese Hansen

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Rex Lee had the daunting task of opening a new law school. He carried this burden with minimal experience in legal education. Lee used his gift for making everyone that he met feel like a close friend to recruit an exceptional faculty. An impressive student body followed. The Brigham Young Law School is now a greatly respected institution thanks to the path that Rex Lee paved.


Tribute To The Honorable Rex E. Lee Solicitor General Of The United States 1981-85, Francis X. Beytagh Oct 2001

Tribute To The Honorable Rex E. Lee Solicitor General Of The United States 1981-85, Francis X. Beytagh

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Rex E. Lee lived a distinguished life as an advocate and educator. He clerked for Justice Byron White and then went on to private practice. He became founding dean of Brigham Young Law School and moved the program flawlessly through the accreditation process. Lee then moved on to become an Assistant Attorney General before Solicitor General of the United States. Lee's respect for the tradition of the independence of the office of Solicitor General ultimately cost him his position as Solicitor. Lee went on to live an active and successful life before succumbing to cancer.


Tribute To The Honorable Rex E. Lee Solicitor General Of The United States 1981-85, Dallin H. Oaks Oct 2001

Tribute To The Honorable Rex E. Lee Solicitor General Of The United States 1981-85, Dallin H. Oaks

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Rex Lee was a talented pupil and obvious choice to be the first dean for the new Brigham Young Law School. Lee maintained a balanced life and devotion to his faith all through his life.


Tribute To The Honorable Rex E. Lee Solicitor General Of The United States 1981-85, Rodney K. Smith Oct 2001

Tribute To The Honorable Rex E. Lee Solicitor General Of The United States 1981-85, Rodney K. Smith

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Rex Lee lived a life of faith. He had faith in the legal profession, faith in the United States Constitution, faith in education, faith in family, and faith in God.


Tribute To The Honorable Rex E. Lee Solicitor General Of The United States 1981-85 Oct 2001

Tribute To The Honorable Rex E. Lee Solicitor General Of The United States 1981-85

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A brief biography on the Solicitor General of the United States from 1981-85.


Tribute To The Honorable Rex E. Lee Solicitor General Of The United States 1981-85, Carter G. Phillips Oct 2001

Tribute To The Honorable Rex E. Lee Solicitor General Of The United States 1981-85, Carter G. Phillips

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Appellate advocacy is rarely a solo practice. Trial lawyers' intimate knowledge of the record often makes them invaluable in preparing a case for appeal. Rex E. Lee's ability to work with other lawyers made him an exceptional appellate advocate. In addition, his appreciation for teamwork influenced how he ran the office of the Solicitor General. Lee required every legal assistant to advise lawyers about every edit or change to arguments and briefs that the assistants found necessary. Lee treated the offices under the Solicitor General as clients rather than subordinates.