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Lynn D. Wardle

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Lynn D. Wardle is Bruce C. Hafen Professor of Law and an expert in family law. He has been President (2011-14) of the International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family. Wardle served as President of the International Society for Family Law (ISFL) from 2000-2002, currently serves on the ISFL Executive Council, and is a member of the American Law Institute. He has lectured, been a visiting professor, or made academic presentations about family law and family policy issues in more than twenty nations. He is coauthor of the casebooks Family Law from Multiple Perspectives (2014); also of Fundamental Principles of Family Law (2002), and principal editor of a four-volume treatise, Contemporary Family Law: Principles, Policy, and practices (1988). 

Wardle received his Bachelor’s degree from BYU in 1971. He is a 1974 cum laude graduate of Duke University Law School. Wardle was a clerk for US District Court Judge John Sirica.  He has testified before legislative committees about many family policy issues including federal and state Defense of Marriage Acts and marriage amendments.

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