Updates and Inspiration--Volume 17: Issue 6



  • Apply Now for Shawn Bentley Award 
  • Annual Women in Law Regional Conference on April 30
  • Save the Date for Rex E. Lee Award Lunch
  • Cash Prizes Available for Student Writing Contest

Apply Now for Shawn Bentley Award 

The JRCLS DC/Mid-Atlantic Chapter invites law students to apply for a $3000 Shawn Bentley award for volunteer service.  The purpose of this stipend is to encourage students to come to DC to work and to participate and serve in the public sector.  For more information on Shawn Bentley and this program, click here.   Applications are due on April 15, 2016.  If you have any questions regarding this opportunity please email Jonathan S. Jacobs, Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter at jjacobs@aegislawgroup.com.


Annual Women in Law Regional Conference on April 30

Please join us for the 4th Annual Women in Law Regional Conference, held on April 30, 2016 at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.  This conference immediately follows the BYU Women's Conference that same week.  The theme of the conference is Women, Law, and Leadership.  Cost is $40, which includes 4 CLE credits, breakfast, and lunch ($20 for students).  Click here for more information and to register.


Save the Date for Rex E. Lee Award Lunch

Please save the date for the JRCLS Mid-Atlantic Chapter's annual Rex Lee Awards Lunch on May 31, 2016 at 12:45 pm at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC.  This year's Rex Lee Advocacy Award will be presented to Deputy Solicitor General Malcolm Stewart.  Following the presentation of the award, Judge Thomas B. Griffith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will moderate a panel discussion featuring Beth S. Brinkmann, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Carter G. Phillips, Chair of the Executive Committee of Sidley Austin, LLP, Judge Patricia A. Millett, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  Click here for more information.


Cash Prizes Available for Student Writing Contest

Attention students:  Cash prizes are available for students who submit papers to the Founding Fathers Writing Competition hosted by the DC chapter of the JRCLS and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies.  The first place prize is $4000, second place is $3000, third place is $2000, and there are four $1000 honorable mention awards.  The deadline is July 1, 2016.  Details are available here.  


Inspirational Thought

"The only way that we may overcome the world is by coming unto Christ.  And coming unto Christ means walking away from the world.  It means placing Christ and Christ only at the center of our lives so that the vanities and philosophies of men lose their addictive appeal.  Satan is the god of Babylon, or this world.  Christ is the God of Israel, and His Atonement gives us power to overcome the world.  "If you expect glory, intelligence and endless lives," said President Joseph F. Smith, "let the world go.""

—Sheri Dew, We Are Women of God (Oct. 1999) (internal citation omitted)


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