July 2017 Newsletter

J. Reuben Clark Law Society July 2017 Newsletter



Announcements of Upcoming JRCLS/BYU Events

UK & Ireland Conference The Second Annual Conference of the JRCLS UK & Ireland Chapter will be held August 11th at Downing College at the University of Cambridge. Speakers will include Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder Lance B. Wickman, and others. Read more. . .


Report of Third Annual JRCLS Regional Conference in Brazil

The third annual conference of the Law Society in Brazil was held on July 20-22 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State. The three-day event was a remarkable experiences for all the attendants. Read more. . .


Fourth Religious Freedom Annual Review Instructs and Edifies

The BYU International Center for Law and Religion Studies hosted its fourth Religious Freedom Annual Review at the BYU Conference Center in Provo, Utah, on July 6-7, 2017. Ably conducted by Brett G. Scharffs, Director of the Center, and Elizabeth A. Clark, Associate Director of the Center, the Annual Review consisted of two full days of outstanding presentations on the subject of religion in education, the workplace and the public square. Read more. . .


UK & Ireland Chapter Hosts Third Annual Religious Freedom Lecture

The UK & Ireland Chapter held its third Annual Religious Freedom Lecture at the BYU London Centre on Tuesday 13th June 2017. The event was co-hosted with the Wheatley Institution of BYU and the BYU London Centre. The Chapter’s honoured guest speaker was The Honourable Judge Marta Cartabia, Vice-President of the Italian Constitutional Court. Read more. . .


Trading Idaho Falls for Fitzroy Falls: Serving Down Under as AALC

“It was a great privilege and blessing to get to know good members and saints throughout the Pacific, even though I’ve never met them face to face and sometimes only knew their names from their emails. These are wonderful saints trying to move the work of the Lord along.” – Lane Archibald Read more. . .


Confessions of an Education Week Junkie

I remember as a young boy, one of the highlights of the year was my family’s annual pilgrimage to BYU Leadership Week. Back then, BYU seemed like the largest campus in the world and the musty aroma of sawdust in the old Smith Fieldhouse was the stuff of dreams. I did not know or care what my parents were doing all day, but my siblings and I were free to pick and choose from an almost infinite variety of sports and activity classes. And, despite my parents’ harsh rules – at least one class each day had to be in a classroom, with a desk – we kids found a lot to love about Leadership Week, which, by my teenage years, had been given the dangerous new name of Education Week. Read more. . .