JRCLS Happenings -- Updates and Inspiration Volume 15: Issue 5



  • LAST DAY TO REGISTER: Regional Conference in Washington D.C.
  • Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition
  • Becket Fund Canterbury Medal Dinner

LAST DAY TO REGISTER: Regional Conference in Washington D.C.

Today is the last day to register for the "Law and Leadership" Regional Conference near Washington D.C., sponsored by Women in the Law.  The conference will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the LDS Chapel in Crystal City, Virginia (745 23rd Street South, Crystal City, VA).  There will be panels tailored to attorneys, as well as pre-law and law students, both male and female.  The keynote speaker will be Mary Hoagland, Executive Director of the Law Society.  Other presenters include Hannah Smith, Former Supreme Court Clerk and Senior Counsel at the Becket Fund; Lisa Norton, Of-Counsel at DLA Piper; Douglas Bush, Immediate Past Chair of the Law Society; and many others.  Registration is $30 for attorneys and guests and $20 for pre-law and law students and includes breakfast and lunch.  For more information and to register, visit http://www.jrcls.org/?folder=events&page=wil_conference.


Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition

Law students and recent graduates not yet practicing law are invited to submit scholarly papers related to the field of religious liberty for a competition sponsored by the Washington D.C., Mid-Atlantic Chapter of JRCLS and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies.  Papers should be 9,000-13,000 words, including footnotes and are due by August 1, 2014.  First, second, and third place winners will receive $2000, $1000, and $500 cash awards, respectively, and awards will be presented at the Religious Liberty Award Dinner on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in Washington D.C.  For more information or to submit a paper, e-mail papers@jrclsdc.org.  Start writing now to be able to submit by the August 1st deadline!


Becket Fund Canterbury Medal Dinner

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty will host its 19th Annual Canterbury Medal Dinner on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.  Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is this year's honoree, and Elder D. Todd Christofferson will give the benediction.  For more details about the event, click here.  Tickets are now available for purchase at https://www.becketfundcommunity.org/CanterburyMedalDinner2014.


Inspirational Thought

Let us have the courage to defy the consensus, the courage to stand for principle. Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval. Courage becomes a living and an attractive virtue when it is regarded not only as a willingness to die manfully, but as the determination to live decently. A moral coward is one who is afraid to do what he thinks is right because others will disapprove or laugh. Remember that all men have their fears, but those who face their fears with dignity have courage as well.

—President Thomas S. Monson


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