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Meyer to address family values, family law in BYU Hafen Lecture

January 15, 2014

Can family law continue to enforce traditional family values?
Tulane Law School Dean David Meyer will address that issue Jan. 16 when he gives the Bruce C. Hafen Annual Distinguished Lecture at Brigham Young University Law School.

Meyer’s lecture, “Family Values in the Age of Autonomy,” couldn’t be more timely, as it comes on the heels of court decisions in Utah overturning the state’s laws concerning same-sex marriage and polygamy. Meyer, who specializes in family and constitutional law, will review recent developments in constitutional doctrine expanding autonomy rights and explore what role remains for the enforcement of majoritarian values through family law.

The lecture is named after Bruce Hafen, a former BYU provost, law dean and founding faculty member of the law school. He also is a prominent scholar in the fields of family and constitutional law.


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