Updates and Inspiration Volume 16: Issue 15



  • Women in Law Prelaw Event
  • Register for Upcoming Canadian Conference
  • Elder Rasband Addresses Students on Religious Freedom

Women in Law Prelaw Event

On September 30, 2015, the Women in Law Committee will be hosting the 7th Annual Prelaw event at BYU Law School.  The theme for the event is "Women's Perspectives in the Law: Is Law School Right for Me?"  Justice Christine M. Durham of the Utah Supreme Court will be the keynote speaker, followed by a panel of female attorneys, including Justice Durham, Catherine Bramble, former prelaw advisor at Brigham Young University, Elaine Young, shareholder at Kirton McConkie in Salt Lake City, and Susannah Thomas, an attorney at the United States Department of the Interior.  The speakers will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205, and a tour of the BYU Law School will be offered at 6:15 p.m.  All are invited to attend, and we encourage all Leadership Conference attendees to come to this event.  Please contact Megan Needham at megan.m.needham@gmail.com with questions.


Register for Upcoming Canadian Conference

Register now for the 2015 JRCLS Canadian Conference at the Banff Springs Hotel.  The dates are Friday, October 23- Saturday October 24.   Featured speakers include James Rasband, Dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School and
Madam Justice Andrea B. Moen, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta.  Visit http://www.jrcls.org/news/item.php?id=136 for more details. 



Elder Rasband Addresses Students on Religious Freedom

On September 15, 2015, Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Seventy addressed students at Brigham Young University, calling for "religious freedom and fairness for all."  He asked students for active involvement on the topic, providing ways that religious people can support religious freedom and fairness for all.  The link to his talk is available here


Inspirational Thought

Great achievements require diligence, taking risks intelligently, and sometimes working around the clock. The standards and competition are high in our work. Yet people grow by courageously taking responsibility and discharging it. We should not shy away from our challenges.

--John K. Carmack, "Unmeasured Factors of Success," Life in the Law, 2004, 31