Oct 2010 Newsletter

Inaugural Conference of the New West African JRCLS Chapter

The inaugural conference of the new West African chapter of the J Reuben Clark Law Society was held at Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria over the weekend of August 21 & 22, 2010. Read more. . .

JRCLS 2010 Leadership Conference

Chapter leaders, boards, and other Law Society members participated once again in the Law Society’s Annual Leadership Conference at the J. Reuben Clark Law School and Aspen Grove. On Thursday, September 30, we met in committees to plan and discuss Law Society goals, policies and events.
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Living in a Confessing Way: James L. Ferrell speaks at Spirit in the Law Fireside

James L. Ferrell, the author of bestselling book, The Peacegiver, discussed the “eternal” difference between guilt and innocence as he spoke at the Spirit in the Law Fireside on Sunday, September 20, 2010, at the J. Reuben Clark Law School. Read more. . .

President Samuelson visits Washington D.C.

On September 17, 2010, President Cecil O. Samuelson, of Brigham Young University (BYU), spoke to a group of members of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the BYU Management Society at the Milton A. Barlow Center in Washington D.C. He took questions from the audience covering topics from how alumni can continue to support BYU, the decision for BYU athletics to go independent, and the aims of a BYU spiritual education. Read more. . .

Foster Good by Reporting Good

Can good be provoked by exposure to the good done by others? Does altruism, like suicide or social diseases, exhibit a tipping point? “Influence for Good” – a new project of the Law Society’s Media Committee, hopes that by sharing our own accounts of altruism, we can increase the incidence of “good works” in the Law Society. Read more. . .

1st Amendment Project

The Law Society is still looking for students to volunteer their time and talents on a project based on the First Amendment principles of Freedom of Religion and Expression - Religion in the Public Square. The mission of the project stems from the increasingly common assertion that religion, religious arguments, and the religious beliefs of voters have no place in policy debates within the public square. Read more. . .

Welcome Students

Law students, welcome to the Law Society Newsletter! We want you to know that you are an integral part of the Law Society, and that we appreciate all of your contributions. Beginning with this issue of the Newsletter, we will integrate all student stories and events into the existing Law Society Newsletter. Please share your news with us by emailing JRCLSNewsletter@law.byu.edu.

Newsletter Trivia!

Be the first to send in the correct answer and we'll spotlight you in the next Newsletter! Email us your answer.

Name one state that grants a member of the clergy the privilege not to disclose a penitential communication. (Hint: You can find answers to all our trivia questions somewhere on the Law Society website.) Our winners from the last Newsletter's trivia include:

  • Douglas Dixon, attorney
  • Matthew Bell, Assistant United States Attorney, District of Utah, officed in St. George