Elder Cook at Asia Pacific JRCLS Conference
Elder Quentin L. Cook spoke on religious freedom at the Sydney campus of the University of Notre Dame Australia School of Law in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, as part of the Annual Asia Pacific JRCLS Conference. In his address, Elder Cook called for "all religions [to] join together to defend faith and religious freedom in a manner that protects people of diverse faith as well as those of no faith." For details of his address, visit http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/elder-cook-calls-for-global-effort-to-protect-faith-and-religious-freedom.
First Brazil Regional Conference
Save the date for the First Brazil Regional Conference, which will be held June 25–27, 2015 in São Paulo (São Paulo State) and Recife (Pernambuco State), two major cities of a country with continental dimensions. The central theme is “Providing pro bono services to the needy,” which will run both in theoretical and practical concept. We will have the presence as keynote speakers and as special participants Jeremiah Morgan, Greg Clark and Judge Flávio Cooper. For more information, please visit http://www.estacaboaviagem.com.br/crcls_conferencia.html.
Upcoming Religious Freedom Conferences
The BYU International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS) is hosting its yearly Religious Freedom Annual Review at the BYU Conference Center in Provo, UT on July 6-8, 2015. For more information, please visit http://religiousfreedom.byu.edu.
2015 Education Week CLE Program
Registration for the Law Society's annual BYU Education Week Continuing Legal Education Program is now open. Education Week will be held August 17-21, 2015. Class listings and schedules will be posted in late June. To register, go to https://cereg.byu.edu/o3/public/login. For more information, visit https://ce.byu.edu/edweek/cle.php.
Save the Date: Women in Law Regional Conference
Mark your calendars for the Third Annual Women in Law Regional Conference, held Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Chapman University in Orange County, California. The Conference will feature presentations on various topics, with CLE credits available. For more information, visit http://jrclswomen.blogspot.com/2015/05/save-date-3rd-annual-women-in-law.html.
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—Thomas B. Griffith, "Lawyers and the Atonement," Life in the Law, p. 238
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