Updates & Inspiration--Volume 17: Issue 10



  • New JRCLS Chapters in Brazil and Mexico
  • Scholarship from BYU Law Faculty
  • Lawyers and Non-Lawyers Invited to Religious Freedom Annual Review
  • CLE Available at BYU Education Week
  • JRCLS Worldwide Week of Service in October

New JRCLS Chapters in Brazil and Mexico

Please extend a warm welcome to recently formed JRLCS chapters in Brazil Campinas, Brazil Brasilia, and Mexico Tuxtla Guiterrez.  For more information on JRCLS chapters, visit the JRCLS Chapters webpage.


Scholarship from BYU Law Faculty

New scholarship from the BYU Law faculty has been released by the Social Science Research Network.  The faculty's latest scholarly contributions can be viewed here


Lawyers and Non-Lawyers Invited to Religious Freedom Annual Review

The 2016 Religious Freedom Annual Review will be held July 7-8 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  The Annual Review is open to both lawyers and non-lawyers who are interested in learning about religious freedom challenges in the United States.  Topics will include religious freedom issues in public schools and in the workplace, communication about religion and religious freedom in the public square, global religious freedom issues, as well as any recent Supreme Court cases regarding religious liberty, with CLE credits available.  Speakers will include Elder Lance B. Wickman, General Counsel and Emeritus General Authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Daniel I. Mark, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Villanova University and Commissioner for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).  For registration and more information, click here


CLE Available at BYU Education Week

Registration for BYU Education Week, sponsored by Brigham Young University and held August 15-19 on the BYU Campus, is now open.  CLE will be offered for lawyers, for an additional fee.  Further information is available online, with additional details forthcoming. 


JRCLS Worldwide Week of Service in October

During October 23-29, 2016, the American Bar Association's Celebration of Pro Bono week, the J. Reuben Clark Law Society challenges each chapter to plan or be involved in some form of service, and to report their service project in order to inspire and share ideas with other chapters.  Click here for more information. 


Inspirational Thought

“I will go forward. . . .  I will smile at the rage of the tempest, and ride fearlessly and triumphantly across the boisterous ocean of circumstance. . . .  And the ‘testimony of Jesus’ will light up a lamp that will guide my vision through the portals of immortality, and communicate to my understanding the glories of the Celestial kingdom.”

Eliza R. Snow, quoted by Mary Ellen W. Smoot, Steadfast and Immovable (Nov. 2001)


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