Dellas Wayne Lee, Professor of Law, Emeritus, Texas Tech University, grew up in southern Alberta, Canada. Valedictorian, Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, 1952. He attended Brigham Young University for some of his undergraduate studies. He earned the Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), Master of Laws at the University of Illinois (Champaign), and Doctor of the Science of Law at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). He taught at various law schools from 1962-2003 - U of Wyoming, U of Denver, West Virginia U, U of Alberta, U of Illinois (Champaign), the last 29 years at Texas Tech University. Among other courses, he taught Jewish Law.

He served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Australia from 1954-1956, as bishop from 1975-1978, stake high council 1978-1981, and as stake patriarch 1981-2006. He is currently serving as an ordinance worker in the Lubbock Texas Temple. He has six children (Timothy, Howard, Mark, Randal, Benjamin, Anna) and lives in Lubbock with his wife, Mary.