R. Collin Mangrum, JD
R. Collin Mangrum, JD

R. Collin Mangrum, JD

Professor
Endowed Chair, AA and Ethel Yossem Endowed Chair in Legal Ethics
School of Law

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Law

Position

  • Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Advanced Trial Practice
  • Arbitration/Trial Law Theory
  • Evidence
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law of Church and State
  • Scientific Evidence

Biography

While attending the University of Utah School of Law, Professor Mangrum was associate editor of the Law Review. He was in private practice in Salt Lake City from 1975-1977; was Rotary International Foundation Fellow in 1977 and in 1978; and he joined the Creighton law faculty in 1979. He received a visiting scholar appointment to the University of Edinburgh in the fall of 1986. He has taught as a visiting professor at the University of Utah law School in 1985, 1996, 2004. 2006 and 2013. He was a visiting professor for Touro Law School at Hebrew University in Jerusalem for the summer of 2008.

He has written over thirty articles and three books. His book Zion in the Courts: A Legal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1830-1900 (1988) (University of Illinois Press) won the National Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award for 1989. His treatise, Mangrum on Nebraska Evidence (Thomsen Reuters, annual 2003-2013), serves as a primary source for practitioners and is frequently cited by the Nebraska courts on evidentiary issues. His treatise, Mangrum and Benson on Utah Evidence (Thomsen Reuters, annual 2004-2013) also serves as a primary source for Utah practitioners and is frequently cited by the courts in Utah. He regularly lectures to practitioners and the judiciary on evidentiary issues in Nebraska and Utah. He has successfully coached trial teams for the Texas Young Lawyers Trial Competition (TYLA) or National Trial Competition and the American Association of Justice (formerly ATLA) every year since 1989. He has also successfully coached teams for the ABA Arbitration Competition since 2008.

Education

  • BA (1972), Harvard University
  • JD (1974), University of Utah School of Law
  • BCL (1978), Oxford University
  • SJD (1983), Harvard University

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (2016 ed. 2016)., 2016
  • R. Collin Mangrum & Dee Benson, MANGRUM AND BENSON ON UTAH EVIDENCE (2015-2016 ed. 2015)., 2015
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (2015 ed. 2015)., 2015
  • R. Collin Mangrum & Dee Benson, MANGRUM AND BENSON ON UTAH EVIDENCE (2014-2015 ed. 2014)., 2014
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (2014 ed. 2014)., 2014
  • R. Collin Mangrum & Dee Benson, MANGRUM AND BENSON ON UTAH EVIDENCE (2013-2014 ed. 2013)., 2013
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (2013 ed. 2013)., 2013
  • R. Collin Mangrum & Dee Benson, MANGRUM AND BENSON ON UTAH EVIDENCE (2012-2013 ed. 2012)., 2012
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (2012 ed. 2012)., 2012
  • R. Collin Mangrum & Dee Benson, MANGRUM AND BENSON ON UTAH EVIDENCE (2011-2012 ed. 2011)., 2011
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (2011 ed. 2011)., 2011
  • R. Collin Mangrum & Dee Benson, MANGRUM AND BENSON ON UTAH EVIDENCE (2010-2011 ed. 2010)., 2010
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (2010 ed. 2010)., 2010
  • R. Collin Mangrum & Dee Benson, MANGRUM AND BENSON ON UTAH EVIDENCE (2009-2010 ed. 2009)., 2009
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (2009 ed. 2009)., 2009
  • R. Collin Mangrum & Dee Benson, MANGRUM AND BENSON ON UTAH EVIDENCE (2008-2009 ed. 2008)., 2008
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (2008 ed. 2008)., 2008
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Religion, the Family, and the Public School During Non-School Hours: Good News v. Milford, in RELIGION & THE FAMILY 135 (Ronald A. Simkins & Gail S. Risch eds., 2008)., 2008
  • R. Collin Mangrum & Dee Benson, MANGRUM AND BENSON ON UTAH EVIDENCE (2007-2008 ed. 2007)., 2007
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (2007 ed. 2007)., 2007
  • R. Collin Mangrum & Dee Benson, MANGRUM AND BENSON ON UTAH EVIDENCE (2006-2007 ed. 2006)., 2006
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (2006 ed. 2006)., 2006
  • R. Collin Mangrum & Dee Benson, MANGRUM AND BENSON ON UTAH EVIDENCE (2005-2006 ed. 2005)., 2005
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (2005 ed. 2005)., 2005
  • R. Collin Mangrum & Dee Benson, MANGRUM AND BENSON ON UTAH EVIDENCE (2004-2005 ed. 2004)., 2004
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (2004 ed. 2004)., 2004
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (2003 ed. 2003)., 2003
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON A FOUNDATIONAL APPROACH TO THE NEBRASKA RULES OF EVIDENCE (2002)., 2002
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (2002)., 2002
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (2001)., 2001
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (2000)., 2000
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (1999)., 1999
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (1998)., 1998
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (1997)., 1997
  • R. Collin Mangrum, MANGRUM ON NEBRASKA EVIDENCE (1996)., 1996
  • Richard Collin Mangram, Religious Freedom in the Public Schools, in INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON CHURCH AND STATE 175 (Menachem Mor ed., 1993)., 1993
  • Edwin Brown Firmage & Richard Collin Mangrum, ZION IN THE COURTS: A LEGAL HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 1830-1900 (1988)., 1988

  • R. Collin Mangrum, Mangrum on Nebraska Evidence (2017 ed. 2017).
     

Articles

  • R. Collin Mangrum, I Believe, the Golden Rule, Send a Message, and Other Improper Closing Arguments, 48 Creighton L. Rev. 521 (2015)., 2015
  • R. Collin Mangrum, A Legal Perspective: Free Exercise vs. the Establishment Clause, Creighton U. Mag., Winter 2006, at 22., 2006
  • Richard Collin Mangrum, Shall We Sing? Shall We Sing Religious Music in Public Schools?, 38 Creighton L. Rev. 815 (2005)., 2005
  • Richard Collin Mangrum, Good News Club v. Milford Central School: Teaching Morality from a Religious Perspective on School Premises After Hours, 35 Creighton L. Rev. 1023 (2002)., 2002
  • Richard Collin Mangrum, Interpreting Nebraska Rule of Evidence 702 After the Nebraska Supreme Court Adopted the Federal Daubert Standard for the Admissibility of Expert Testimony in Schafersman v. Agland Coop, 35 Creighton L. Rev. 31 (2001)., 2001
  • Richard Collin Mangrum, Stenburg v. Carhart: Poor Interpretivist Analysis, Unreliable Expert Testimony, and the Immorality of the Court’s Validation of Partial-Birth Abortion Legislation, 34 Creighton L. Rev. 549 (2001)., 2001
  • Richard Collin Mangrum, Kumho Tire Company: The Expansion of the Court’s Role in Screening Every Aspect of Every Expert’s Testimony at Every Stage of the Proceedings, 33 Creighton L. Rev. 525 (2000)., 2000
  • Richard Collin Mangrum, Tithing, Bankruptcy and the Conflict Between Religious Freedom and Creditor’s Interests, 32 Creighton L. Rev. 815 (1999)., 1999
  • Richard Collin Mangrum, Learned Treatise Hearsay Exception, Prairie Barrister, 1999 no. 2, at 3., 1999
  • R. Collin Mangrum, State Aid to Students in Religiously Affiliated Schools: Agostini v. Felton, 31 Creighton L. Rev. 1155 (1998)., 1998
  • R. Collin Mangrum, The Falling Star of Free Exercise: Free Exercise and Substantive Due Process Entitlement Claims in City of Boerne v. Flores, 31 Creighton L. Rev. 693 (1998)., 1998
  • Richard Collin Mangrum, Challenging the Scope of Free Exercise, Newsl. (Ctr. for the Study of Religion & Soc’y), Spring 1998., 1998
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Nebraska’s Evidentiary Rules on Relevancy, 29 Creighton L. Rev. 119 (1995)., 1995
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Nebraska’s Procedural Rules of Evidence, 29 Creighton L. Rev. 219 (1995)., 1995
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Nebraska’s Evidentiary Rules Regarding Witnesses, 28 Creighton L. Rev. 55 (1994), reprinted in EVIDENCE FOR THE NEBRASKA PRACTITIONER (Creighton Univ. Sch. of Law ed., 1994)., 1994
  • R. Collin Mangrum, A New Expert Evidence Standard, CREIGHTON LAW., Fall 1994, at 10., 1994
  • Richard Collin Mangrum, The Constitutional Implications of Public School Graduation Prayers, Newsl. (Ctr. for the Study of Religion & Soc’y), Fall 1993., 1993
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Opinion and Expert Testimony in Nebraska, 27 Creighton L. Rev. 85 (1993), reprinted in EVIDENCE FOR THE NEBRASKA PRACTITIONER (Creighton Univ. Sch. of Law ed., 1994)., 1993
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Shall We Pray? Graduation Prayers and Establishment Paradigms, 26 Creighton L. Rev. 1027 (1993)., 1993
  • R. Collin Mangrum, The Original Writing Rule in Nebraska, 26 Creighton L. Rev. 61 (1992), reprinted in EVIDENCE FOR THE NEBRASKA PRACTITIONER (Creighton Univ. Sch. of Law ed., 1994)., 1992
  • Richard Collin Mangrum, The Law of Hearsay in Nebraska, 25 Creighton L. Rev. 499 (1992), reprinted in EVIDENCE FOR THE NEBRASKA PRACTITIONER (Creighton Univ. Sch. of Law ed., 1994)., 1992
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Religious Constraints During Visitation: Under What Circumstances Are They Constitutional?, 24 Creighton L. Rev. 445 (1991)., 1991
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Evidentiary Privilege in Nebraska, 23 Creighton L. Rev. 235 (1990), reprinted in EVIDENCE FOR THE NEBRASKA PRACTITIONER (Creighton Univ. Sch. of Law ed., 1994)., 1990
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Extracurricular Religious Activities in the Public Schools: Constitutionally Permissible, Required or Proscribed, 22 Creighton L. Rev. 955 (1989)., 1989
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Judicial Notice in Nebraska, 22 Creighton L. Rev. 379 (1989), reprinted in EVIDENCE FOR THE NEBRASKA PRACTITIONER (Creighton Univ. Sch. of Law ed., 1994)., 1989
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Family Rights and Compulsory School Laws, 21 Creighton L. Rev. 1019 (1988)., 1988
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Handling Expert Testimony in Nebraska: Lessons from Recent Cases, 21 Creighton L. Rev. 509 (1988)., 1988
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Mormonism, Philosophical Liberalism, and the Constitution, BYU Stud., Summer 1987, at 119., 1987
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Doesn’t Anyone in Nebraska Realize that Pretrial Identification Testimony Raises Hearsay as Well as Constitutional Issues?, 20 Creighton L. Rev. 335 (1987)., 1987
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Naming Religion (and Eligible Cognates) in Tax Exemption Cases, 19 Creighton L. Rev. 821 (1986)., 1986
  • R. Collin Mangrum, In Search of a Paradigm of Corporate Social Responsibility, 17 Creighton L. Rev. 21 (1983)., 1983
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Furthering the Cause of Zion: An Overview of the Mormon Ecclesiastical Court System in Utah, 10 J. Mormon Hist. 79 (1983)., 1983
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Dedication, In Memoriam: Dan Scott Greene, 15 Creighton L. Rev. x (Spring 1982)., 1982
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Exclusive Reliance on Best Interest May Be Unconstitutional: Religion as a Factor in Child Custody Cases, 15 Creighton L. Rev. 25 (1981)., 1981
  • Edwin Brown Firmage & R. Collin Mangrum, Removal of the President: Resignation and the Procedural Law of Impeachment, 1974 Duke L.J. 1023., 1974
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Note, The Need for Counsel in the Juvenile Justice System: Due Process Overdue? 1974 Utah L. Rev. 333., 1974
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Comment, Confrontation: A Trial Right? – United States v. Singleton, 1973 Utah L. Rev. 839., 1973

Publications

  • R. Collin Mangrum, Video File: Affirmative Action: Constitutional Perspective, held by Creighton University Affirmative Action (May 1, 2008)., 2008
  • Collin Mangrum, Recent Developments in Evidence, in THE 2006 YLS PRACTICE SEMINAR (Neb. State Bar Ass’n ed., 2006)., 2006
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Article II: Judicial Notice in Nebraska, in FAMILY LAW UPDATE 2004 (Neb. Continuing Legal Educ. ed., 2004)., 2004
  • Richard Collin Mangrum, Interpreting Nebraska's Expert Testimony Evidentiary Rules as Applied to the Family Law Context After the Nebraska Supreme Court Adopted the Federal Daubert Standard for the Admissibility of Expert Testimony in Schafersman v. Aglan Coop, in FAMILY LAW UPDATE TRIALS AND TRAVAILS: PRACTICAL INFORMATION YOU CAN USE IN THE FAMILY LAW ARENA (Neb. Continuing Legal Educ. ed., 2003)., 2003
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Rules Governing Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege, in CORPORATE LITIGATION: A PRACTICAL APPROACH (Neb. Continuing Legal Educ. ed., 1999)., 1999
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Recent Developments: Nebraska Evidence, in EVIDENCE IS AN ACTION VERB: AN EVIDENCE SEMINAR FOR THE SERIOUS TRIAL LAWYER (Neb. Continuing Legal Educ. ed., 1997)., 1997
  • Richard Collin Mangrum, School Prayer Controversy, in THE 1996 LAW DAY FOR THE CLERGY (Creighton Univ. Sch. of Law ed., 1996)., 1996
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Article 8 – Hearsay, in NEBRASKA RULES OF EVIDENCE (Neb. Continuing Legal Educ. ed., 1987)., 1987
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Article 5 – Privileges, in NEBRASKA RULES OF EVIDENCE (Neb. Continuing Legal Educ. ed., 1984)., 1984
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Privileges, in SECOND ANNUAL FEDERAL PRACTICE SEMINAR (Drake Univ. Law Sch. ed., 1982)., 1982
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine, in FIRST ANNUAL FEDERAL PRACTICE SEMINAR (Creighton Univ. Sch. of Law ed., 1981)., 1981

Editing and Reviews

  • Richard Collin Mangrum, Book Review, 52 Am. J. Legal Hist. 224 (2012) (reviewing Daniel L. Dreisbach & Mark David Hall eds., THE SACRED RIGHTS OF CONSCIENCE: SELECTED READINGS ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AND CHURCH-STATE RELATIONS IN THE AMERICAN FOUNDING (2009))., 2012
  • R. Collin Mangrum, Book Review, 37 J. Church & St. 431 (1995) (reviewing Martha Sonntag Bradley, KIDNAPPED FROM THAT LAND: THE GOVERNMENT RAIDS ON THE SHORT CREEK POLYGAMISTS (1993))., 1995
  • Edwin Brown Firmage & R. Collin Mangrum, Book Review, 1975 Utah L. Rev. 863 (reviewing Roberto Mangabeira Unger, KNOWLEDGE AND POLITICS)., 1975

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Evidence; Jurisprudence; Church and State; Constitutional Rights

Current Research Projects

  • Same as above