Tanner J. Bean

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Tanner J. Bean

Email: tbean@fabianvancott.com

Direct Line : 801.323.2266

215 South State Street Suite 1200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Biography

Tanner Bean is an associate at Fabian VanCott who focuses on employment and litigation matters. Tanner joined Fabian VanCott after completing a clerkship at the Idaho Court of Appeals for the Honorable Molly J. Huskey. Tanner has particular experience in the intersecting areas of religious and LGBT discrimination found in workplaces, housing, public accommodations, and education. Tanner is licensed to practice in Idaho with pending admission in Utah.

Tanner graduated with honors from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, where he served as President of the Trial Advocacy Team, Symposium Editor of the BYU Law Review, and Research Fellow and Student Management Board Member of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies. Tanner also received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in English.

Currently, Tanner serves with the J. Reuben Clark Law Society’s Young Lawyers/Student Chapters and Religious Freedom committees. Apart from his law practice, Tanner balances his affinity for the outdoors with his love of ice cream.

Professional

Judicial Law Clerk, Idaho Court of Appeals, The Honorable Judge Molly J. Huskey, July 2017 – Apr 2019

Law Fellow, Fairness for All Initiative & Tolerance Means Dialogues, Nov 2017 – Mar 2019

Law Clerk, Utah Attorney General’s Office, Litigation Division, Oct 2015 – May 2017

Research Fellow & Student Management Board Member, The International Center for Law and Religion Studies, May 2015 – Apr 2017

Law Clerk, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah, Criminal Appeals, May 2016 – June 2016

Legal Intern, Brazil Area Legal Counsel, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, May 2015 – Jun 2015

Legal Intern, Dexter & Dexter Attorneys at Law, Aug 2013 – Apr 2014

Education

J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 2017
• Distinguished Service & Meritorious Achievement Award, 2017
• Quarter-finalist, Touro Law Center National Moot Court Competition, 2017
• Semi-finalist, American College of Trial Lawyers Regional Trial Competition, 2017
• J. Reuben Clark Award Recipient for integrity, service, and academic excellence, 2016
• Finalist, American College of Trial Lawyers Regional Competition, 2016
• Quarter-finalist, Linda Anderson Trial Advocacy Competition, 2016
• Quarter-finalist, Woody Deem Trial Advocacy Competition, 2015
B.A., English, Brigham Young University, 2014
A.A., Snow College, 2010

Publications & Presentations

Publication, An Unparalleled Gathering: A Review of the Idaho “Interfaith & LGBT Summit on Religious Liberty and Nondiscrimination Solutions,” THE ADVOCATE (forthcoming 2019)
Publication, “To the Person:” RFRA’s Blueprint for a Sustainable Exemption Regime, ___ BYU L. REV.___ (forthcoming 2019)
Publication, Co-author, Academic Freedom’s Reach into Institutional Religious Liberty: The AAUP’s Treatment of Religious Universities, ___UNIV. ST. THOMAS L. J. ___ (forthcoming 2019)
Presentation, Religious Liberty, LGBT Rights, & Idaho Public Accommodations, Idaho Bar, Young Lawyers Section (Jan 2019)
Presentation, Religious Liberty & LGBT Rights, Richard C. Fields American Inn of Court (Sept 2018)
Publication, Co-author, Why Jack Phillips Still Cannot Make Wedding Cakes: Deciding Competing Claims Under Old Laws, BERKLEY FORUM, BERKLEY CENTER FOR RELIGION, PEACE & WORLD AFFAIRS (June 29, 2018)
Publication, Senegal, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND RELIGION (Gerhard Robbers ed., Brill Online 2015)
Publication, Tajikistan, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND RELIGION (Gerhard Robbers ed., Brill Online 2015)

Community Service

Secretary, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Young Lawyers/Student Chapter Committee, Apr 2018 – Present
Board Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Boise, Idaho Chapter, Jan 2018 – Apr 2019
Fellow, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, July 2018