Natalie Banta Profile

Associate Professor of Law


Areas of Expertise

Wills & Trusts, Property, Federal Income Tax, Family Law


JD - Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, summa cum laude, Brigham Young University Law Review
BS - Brigham Young University, magna cum laude, University Honors

Professional Experience

Drake Law School professor since 2017
Assistant Professor of Law at Valparaiso University Law School
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law
Associate at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C.
Judicial Clerk for The Honorable Jay S. Bybee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Selected Publications

  • Property Interests in Digital Assets: The Rise of Digital Feudalism, 38 Cardozo Law Review 1099 (2017).
  • Death and Privacy in the Digital Age, 94 North Carolina Law Review 927 (2016).
  • Inherit the Cloud: The Role of Private Contracts in Distributing or Deleting Digital Assets at Death, 83 Fordham Law Review 799 (2014).

Significant Accomplishments

  • Presenter at numerous conferences concerning digital asset inheritance: Property Interests in Digital Assets, AALS Property Section Junior Scholars Session, NY (January 2016); The Rise of Digital Feudalism, CSLSA Scholarship Conference, University of Toledo College of Law, OH (October 2015); Privacy after Death, Eleventh Circuit Legal Scholarship Forum, Stetson University College of Law, FL (December 2014).
  • Executive Member of the Association of American Law Schools Real Property and Trusts and Estates Sections (2015-2016)
  • Bar Admissions: District of Columbia (2010); U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2010); California (2009)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Brigham Young University Law Review (2008-2009)

Additional Information

Natalie M. Banta Scholarly Papers (SSRN)

Law School Events
March 22, 2018
08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
March 22, 2018
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
March 23, 2018
08:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Law School News
March 12, 2018
Drake Law School is pleased to announce alumni award winners. Karen Shaff, LW’79, was named the 2018 Alumna of the Year; Kristina Stanger, LW’05, was named the 2018 Recent Alumna of the Year; and Robert Oberbillig, LA'56, LW'58, received the Distinguished Public Service Award.