Lorianne Updike is Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Constitutional Sources Project, or ConSource. In that role, she manages an executive committee of three, over 50 volunteers, and serves as the liaison for 31 board members.
Previous to joining ConSource full time, Ms. Updike taught First Amendment and Intellectual Property Law as part of several communication courses, including Advanced Communications Law, Communications Law and Ethics, and Introduction to Communications as an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University.
She has also taught a weekly Constitutional Law review course for first year law students at J. Reuben Clark Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude in April 2005.
Ms. Updike has also published in the Constitutional Law field. She authored "The 'Wall of Separation Between Church & State:' Constitutional Fact or Fiction?," for which she won two awards and a cash fellowship, and co-authored two articles in a series, Supreme Court Voting Behavior: 2002 Term, and Supreme Court Voting Behavior: 2003 Term in the 31st and 32nd issues of Hastings Constitutional Law Review Quarterly.
Ms. Updike externed at Hunt & Hunt in Sydney, Australia summer of 2003, and worked at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP in Washington, D.C. as a summer associate in 2004.
Previous to beginning her legal career, Ms. Updike worked at a high-tech public relations firm and worked or served in communications management for several non-profits, including the Charity Ball, the Jacobsen Center for Service and Learning, the Family Caucus, and Brigham Young University Student Service Association. She graduated in three years with a BA in Communications, emphasis in Public Relations from Brigham Young University in 2000.