Immediately upon graduation from law school Thomas Lund was appointed assistant professor of law at the University of Georgia. He has been an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and has testified as an expert about Native American usufructuary rights. Two decades after he joined the Utah faculty in 1978, the University of Utah awarded him the Distinguished Teaching Award. Professor Lund teaches medieval English law, the nineteenth century law of disadvantaged groups (slaves, Indians, women, and children), conflict of laws, and torts.
An “Environmental Affairs” review of Professor Lund’s 1980 book American Wildlife Law described him as “probably the leading authority on the history of wildlife law.” His 2015 book THE CREATION OF THE COMMON LAW: The Medieval Year Books Deciphered was described by Stephen Presser, Raoul Berger Professor of Legal History at Northwestern, as “one of the most important works on law in this generation,” and by Prof. William Jordan, Chairman of the History Department at Princeton, as “altogether a stunning achievement.”