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JRCLS 2016 Leadership Conference

September 29 - 30, 2016
Provo, UT - BYU Harmon Center & Aspen Grove

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Elder Bruce A. Carlson was sustained a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 2009, at age 59. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a ward Sunday School teacher and as a member of the Military Advisory Committee. He served in assignments with the Middle East / North Africa Area, North America Central Area, and Idaho Area.

Elder Carlson graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth in 1971. In 1979 he graduated from the U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base and later received a master of arts degree from Webster University. In 1989 he received a distinguished graduate master of arts degree from the U.S. Naval War College. Elder Carlson relinquished command of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio on November 21, 2008, and retired as a General from the United States Air Force after more than 37 years of service.

D. Gordon Smith was appointed the new Dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School on May 1, 2016.  Smith served as associate dean for faculty and curriculum for five years prior to his appointment. Smith received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from BYU and his JD from the University of Chicago Law School. Prior to joining the faculty at the Law School in 2007, Smith was a professor of law at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and he has taught as a visiting law professor at Vanderbilt University Law School, Arizona State University College of Law, and Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

An expert in law and entrepreneurship, Smith has written extensively on the role of law in promoting entrepreneurial action, and he co-founded the Law and Entrepreneurship Association. He was also a founding faculty member of the Crocker Innovation Fellowship at BYU. A Delaware corporate lawyer, Smith has published foundational articles on the theory of fiduciary relationships, and he is co-authoring a law school casebook on fiduciary law. Smith currently serves as Chair of the Section on Transactional Law and Skills for the American Association of Law Schools.

8th Annual Women in the Law Prelaw Event: On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, the Women in Law Committee will hold its Eighth Annual Prelaw Event on the BYU campus from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Jane Mitchell, Co-Founder and CEO of the award winning Reset Foundation, will speak on "Unlocking Potential: How a Law Degree Amplifies Your Ability to Bless the World."  This year's event will also include a video presentation and networking event for prelaw students.  The Women in Law Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the event.  If you are a female attorney interested in submitting clips for the video presentation please contact Ann Metler (ametler@willamette.edu).  Attorneys interested in assisting with the speed networking event may register at http://goo.gl/forms/YDRPpk1im1lmzN6Z2.  Students wishing to RSVP for the event, please register at http://goo.gl/forms/qjW86CLe6PKIn6Rj1.

If you would like to reserve lodging at Aspen Grove, please click on the link below to make these reservations.  Please note that you must register for the Leadership Conference separately.  Securing accommodations at Aspen Grove does not register you for the JRCLS Leadership Conference as well.  You must separately register for both housing and the conference.

Aspen Grove Reservations

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Conference highlights include:

  • Leadership development and training
  • Dinner and a keynote address
  • Annual sunrise hike to Stewart Falls
  • Report on world legal affairs by the Area Legal Counsel for the LDS Church


Who should attend?
  • Attorney Chapter Chairs, Vice Chairs, and Women in the Law Reps
  • Chapter Relations Council Members
  • Student Chapters Board Members
  • JRCLS International Board Members
  • JRCLS Committee Members
  • Clark Society Advisors


Please direct questions about the conference to Lorie Hobbs at ("lzh2@byulaw.net").


We look forward to seeing you in October!

--The JRCLS Conference & Events Committee

The BYU football team will play the University of Connecticut on October 2. Conference attendees can get a group rate on game tickets by visiting www.byutickets.com/promo, clicking on the Promotion Code Entry link, and entering LAWSOCIETY.

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Past Conferences:
               2015 Leadership Conference Schedule


               2014 Leadership Conference Schedule