Author Spotlight Lynn D. Wardle and Scott T. FitzGibbon

Author's Spotlight Ben Boron

This week, we feature Lynn D. Wardle, Professor of Law at J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, and Scott T. FitzGibbon, Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. They are both editors of the International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family (IJJF).

Guest Post:

The International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family is an international, scholarly, voluntary membership organization not for profit. The Academy is non-political and does not engage in any political activities nor take a position on any international or national political or religious matter, but discusses policy principles.   It is independent of any university or other institution.  It has existed informally since 2009, and is being formally established in 2011.

The purpose of the Academy is to foster and promote the study and discussion of the foundational principles of the legal regulation of family relations, including extended family relations. The goal of the Academy is to bring together groups of scholars of family law, jurisprudence and related disciplines from around the world, reflecting diverse geographic regions, systems of belief, traditions of thought, values and ideology, thoughtfully and responsibly to explore and discuss the core principles of jurisprudence that underlie the organization of families and guide the recognition and support of families by society and the legal system of the state.  To further these ends, the Academy sponsors and promotes:

(a) international conferences and symposia on the jurisprudence of the family ;

(b) collection and dissemination of good scholarship about family jurisprudence by accessible publications including papers presented at symposia of the Academy; the Academy sponsors the International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family (“IJJF”), published since 2011 by William S. Hein & Co. in print and also published in HeinOnline (in the Journals database).

(c) international co-operation in research on family law and family law reform, including co-operation with other international or national associations having similar objectives.

The IJJF holds a scholarly symposium every year in the summer (except in 2011 when two sessions were convened in two different nations). The symposium venues have included Slovakia, Argentina, Malta, the United States (New York), Qatar, Spain, and Israel. In 2016 the annual symposium will convene in Peru.


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