JRCLS Happenings -- Updates and Inspiration Volume 14: Issue 7



  • Opt-In to JRCLS Database for BYU Law Alumni
  • Local Chapters Encouraged to Do Public Service
  • Save the Date!
  • Check out the JRCLS Facebook Page!

Opt-In to JRCLS Database for BYU Law Alumni

The Law Society is in the process of updating its membership database.  As a part of this effort we are reaching out to BYU Law Alumni who were automatically included in our database upon graduation to give them an opportunity to purposefully opt into inclusion in the new database.  Recently an email from Dean Scott Cameron was sent to all of the BYU Law Alumni with more detailed information about this effort.  The email includes a link that allows you to opt into the new database.  We appreciate everyone who has responded.  There are still some who haven't responded and we don't have up to date email addresses for others.  If you didn't receive the email from Dean Cameron or you deleted it without responding please feel free to email Blair Janis (JRCLS Technology and Membership Chair) at blairjanis@gmail.com indicating your interest in being included in the new database. If you are not a BYU Law alumnus please disregard this message.  Non-BYU Law alumni currently receiving JRCLS e-mails will automatically be transferred to the new database.


Local Chapters Encouraged to Do Public Service

Each chapter within the Law Society, however large or small, is encouraged to be involved in some form of public service.  Of primary importance is service that is best provided by those with legal training.  This might include service to those who, because of economic circumstances, are denied relief which access to legal process might provide.  Public service also includes working with other non-profit organizations, service through and to local bar associations or community outreach that defends religious liberty, sustains the rule of law and builds goodwill among legal practitioners.  With professional skills and experience grounded in a tradition of faith, chapter members around the world are uniquely qualified to truly enrich the communities in which they live.  A simple matrix to help your chapter organize some kind of public service within your community can be retrieved here.  Chapter leaders can contact their area directors  for more information and ideas.


Save the Date!

The JRCLS Women in the Law group will host a pre-law activity called "Law School and Beyond" on the BYU campus on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.  All law students, pre-law students, and attorneys are invited to attend.  The JRCLS Leadership Conference will be at Aspen Grove on October 3rd and 4th, 2013, and the JRCLS 2014 Annual Conference will be held in Kansas City, Missouri February 13-15, 2014.  Mark your calendars!


Check out the JRCLS Facebook Page!

Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/JReubenClarkLawSociety


Inspirational Thought

"We are sinners and saints, egotists and altruists, exactly as the prophets and philosophers have long maintained.  If this is so, we are in a position to understand why religion helped us survive in the past — and why we will need it in the future. It strengthens and speeds up the slow track. It reconfigures our neural pathways, turning altruism into instinct, through the rituals we perform, the texts we read and the prayers we pray. It remains the most powerful community builder the world has known. Religion binds individuals into groups through habits of altruism, creating relationships of trust strong enough to defeat destructive emotions. Far from refuting religion, the Neo-Darwinists have helped us understand why it matters."

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, "The Moral Animal," New York Times, December 23, 2012


Please send announcements to announcements@jrcls.org.


Copyright © 2011 J. Reuben Clark Law Society. You received this email because you are a member of the Law Society. If you wish to stop receiving these messages, please contact lawsociety@law.byu.edu.