Dr. John W. Welch, BYU law professor, has been appointed Widtsoe Distinguished Scholar

Dr. Welch is the Robert K. Thomas Professor of Law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, where he teaches courses on Joseph Smith and the Law, Biblical Law, and Tax Exempt Organizations. He is the Founder of FARMS and Editor of BYU Studies.


As the Distinguished Scholar, Dr. Welch will direct the many initiatives of the Foundation giving them a rigorous depth of scholarship. These initiatives will be made available to academicians and practitioners of faith-based studies, with the goal of enlarging the discussion abou commonalities in faith traditions.

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