Lynn Wardle

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Lynn D. Wardle is Bruce C. Hafen Professor of Law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School of Brigham Young University (BYU). He specializes in family law, constitutional law, and bioethics.

Wardle holds the Bruce C. Hafen Professorship at the J. Reuben Clark Law School. He has testified before congressional committees in favor of the Federal Marriage Amendment and the Defense of Marriage Act.[1] Wardle also opposes allowing same-sex couples to adopt children.

As a representative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), Wardle spoke at the 1997 World Congress of Families in Prague[2] and at the 2007 World Congress of Families in Warsaw on the same general topic.

Wardle was the General Secretary of the International Society for Family Law (ISFL) and later its president. He remains on its Executive Council.[3] He also edits the Society's web site.[4]

Wardle received his bachelor's degree from BYU in 1971[5] and graduated cum laude from Duke University Law School in 1974. He was a clerk for Judge John Sirica.[6]


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  2. ^ "CHurch Delegates Attend World Congress of Families", Ensign, June 1997, p. 75.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2005-03-04. Retrieved 2008-08-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ ISFL web-site
  5. ^ "Faculty Profiles". Retrieved 2017-06-21.
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