Save the Date! JRCLS Annual Fireside January 2015
The JRCLS Annual Fireside will take place on Friday, January 23, 2015 and will feature Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, as the speaker. The fireside will take place live in the Little Theater of the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah at 6:00 p.m. with a reception following at 7:00 p.m. Chapter leaders around the world should plan now to hold local events. The broadcast will be available through the LDS Church satellite system at 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time.
Women in Politics Panel in Washington D.C.
Female attorneys, Susannah Wellford, Bobbie Kilberg, and Melissa Richmond, will be speaking on a panel about Women in Politics at the BYU Barlow Center at 2520 L Street N.W. in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The panel will be an excellent event for both women and men, from college undergraduates to working professionals, to attend.
Plan Now for the 2015 JRCLS Annual Conference
The 2015 Annual Conference will be held February 12-14, 2015 at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in Phoenix, Arizona. More details will be posted soon at http://www.jrclsconference.com/.
Congressman Frank Wolf Receives Religious Liberty Award from JRCLS
On Thursday night, October 9, 2014, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society with the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at BYU hosted a religious freedom dinner at which Congressman Frank Wolf was presented with the International Religious Liberty Award. This is the fifth annual dinner at which this award has been given. Congressman Wolf was also the keynote speaker and highlighted the challenges facing religious freedom both domestically and internationally. He urged the attendees not to be silent and to speak up for religious freedom. Five monetary awards were also presented to students who had submitted papers on religious freedom for consideration. About 180 people attended the event. Congressman Wolf's great talk is posted in three parts on the JReubenClarkLaw YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/JReubenClarkLaw.
JRCLS Membership Drive
Beginning January 5, 2015 we will be having a J. Reuben Clark Law Society membership drive with the goal of increasing our membership by ten percent in ten weeks. Start thinking now about who you know in your area (or in other parts of the world) who would benefit from membership in the Law Society. The Law Society "affirm[s] the strength brought to the law by a lawyer's personal religious conviction[, and] strive[s] through public service and professional excellence to promote fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law." We welcome lawyers and law students of all faiths to join.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
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