Brian C. Lea

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

B.A., Union University
J.D., University of Georgia


Conflict of Laws
Civil Procedure
Criminal Procedure

Biographical Information: 

Brian C. Lea joined the Georgia Law faculty in 2015. Lea specializes in civil and criminal procedure, conflict of laws, federal courts and remedies. Lea’s research currently focuses on the relationship between, on one hand, justiciability and remedial doctrines and, on the other hand, substantive rights.  His most recent scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review and the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal.

Before coming to UGA, Lea served as a judicial clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge Ed Carnes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (who is now chief judge). He also practiced in the litigation and appellate practice groups at Jones Day and DLA Piper.

Lea obtained his law degree from UGA, where he was First Honor Graduate, served as articles editor for the Georgia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. He earned his undergraduate degree in English from Union University.