Updates and Inspiration--Volume 18: Issue 8



  • CLE Available at BYU Education Week
  • Summer Camp for Youth Interested in Civics, Law, & Leadership
  • Religious Freedom Annual Review in July
  • Elder Christofferson to Address UK & Ireland Conference
  • Mark Your Calendar for Brazil Conference

CLE Available at BYU Education Week

CLE will be offered at BYU Education Week, which will be held August 21-25, 2017 on BYU campus in Provo, Utah.  Law Society members who attend Education Week are invited to attend a reception and lunch at BYU Law School on August 24.  Additional details are available online.  


Summer Camp for Youth Interested in Civics, Law, & Leadership

The Civics, Law, & Leadership Camp will be held July 31-August 4, 2017 at BYU Law School.  The camp is supported by the Federal Bar Association and is a hands-on, highly interactive learning experience designed to help high school students develop leadership skills, work personally with judges, lawyers, and law professors, engage in realistic and interactive trials, appeals, and jury deliberations, build friendships, and more.  Additional information, including application instructions, is available online.


Religious Freedom Annual Review in July

The 2017 Religious Freedom Annual Review will be held July 6-7 at the BYU Conference Center.  Hosted by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies of BYU Law School, the Annual Review provides an up-to-date review for lawyers and nonlawyers on religious freedom challenges in the United States and around the world.  Early bird registration is available until May 15.  Twelve hours of Utah CLE Credit will be available for attendance at the event.  Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona will be a keynote speaker.  To learn more or to register for the event, go to religiousfreedom.byu.edu.


Elder Christofferson to Address UK & Ireland Conference

The Second Annual Conference of the JRCLS UK & Ireland Chapter will be held August 11, 2017 at Downing College at the University of Cambridge.  Speakers will include Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder Lance B. Wickman, and others.  Additional information is available online.  


Mark Your Calendar for Brazil Conference

Save the date for the Third Annual JRCLS Regional Conference in Brazil, which will be held July 20-22 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  The three-day event will feature presentations on various legal topics, including religious freedom debates, and a pro bono legal project.  More details coming soon.


Inspirational Thought

"After all I have said in praise of law and all the effort I have enjoined you to make in sustaining and defending a moral order, we must in the end acknowledge that we cannot achieve ultimate justice apart from Jesus Christ.  To establish and preserve the law is a great good, but the greatest good we can do in helping others become what they can become will be to lead them to the Savior.  Only His Atonement has the power to overcome all weakness and imperfection and to make right all injustice.  Only He can convert offense and injury into blessings; only He can bring life again to a life unjustly cut short; only He can return a perfect body for one diseased or malformed; only He can reinstate beloved associations lost and make them permanent; only He can make right the suffering entailed upon the innocent by ignorance and oppression; only He can erase the impact of sin on one who is wronged; only He can remove the stain and effect of sin in the sinner; only He can eliminate sorrow and wipe away all tears; only He can provide immortality; only His grace can compensate for our inadequacy and justify us before that law that enables us to become joint heirs of eternal life with Him."

—Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Law and Becoming,
Clark Memorandum (Spring 2011) 


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