Bruce C. Hafen – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

Bruce C. Hafen

Bruce C. Hafen received his law degree from University of Utah in 1967. He worked at Strong, Poelmand and Fox, the Church’s correlation department, and as assistant to the president of Brigham Young University. He participated in the creation of the BYU Law School and was one of the original faculty members. As a professor at the Law School from 1973 to 1996, he published many articles. Two of his articles were cited in opinions by the U.S. Supreme Court. He taught in the fields of family law, educational law, and constitutional law, with particular interests in the legal rights and needs of children and the legal status of marriage. Hafen served as president of Ricks College from 1978 to 1985 and was dean of the Law School from 1985 to 1989. He is also the author of several books including, “The Believing Heart: Four Essays on Faith” and “The Belonging Heart: The Atonement and Relationships with God and Family.”

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