Michael R. Orme has been named assistant general counsel at Brigham Young University.

Orme has been serving as general counsel for Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, and as special assistant to the president regarding legal affairs since 1982.An honors graduate from BYU's department of history, Orme received his juris doctorate from BYU in 1978 and was a member of the board of editors of BYU Legal Studies and a contributing editor to the BYU Law Journal on Utah Property Law. He was chairman of the Idaho advisory committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights from 1985 to 1988 and a partner in the Hansen, Boyle, Beard and Martin law firm.