By Rachel Edwards
BYU Law is pleased to announce that Bryan Hamblin has been selected as the new Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. Hamblin is well-known to current students and recent alumni for his excellent work as the Law School’s Director of Admissions. In his new role, he will lead a team of professionals within the law school to ensure that each student has a supportive educational experience, receives the resources necessary to enter the profession, and feels a sense of inclusion and community.
“I had a wonderful time working in admissions,” Hamblin said. “A few years ago I visited BYU Law and immediately knew this is where I wanted to be—our program and professors are amazing. It felt like a luxury for me to be able to recommend BYU Law to prospective students without reservation.”
Hamblin holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Weber State University and a JD from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He has over a decade of experience in academic and career counseling in higher education. As Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Hamblin will oversee law school student organizations and organize a variety of law school events, including orientations and graduations. “My favorite part of admissions is the same thing that drew me to student affairs: the students. I love working with students and I particularly love our BYU Law students. They are incredible. More than anything, I’m excited to help them navigate this tough law school terrain. Nothing gives me more professional satisfaction than helping our students grow and succeed.”
Dean Hamblin replaces Dean Christine Hurt who has served as the Law School’s Interim Dean of Students since Wendy Archibald’s passing in December 2019. The BYU Law community welcomes Dean Hamblin and looks forward to the experience and dedication that he will bring to his new role.