May 2011 Newsletter




Annual Rex Lee Advocacy & Shawn Bentley Public Service Awards Luncheon

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society held its 11th Annual Rex Lee Advocacy and Shawn Bentley Public Service Awards luncheon on Monday, May 9th at the Washington Court Hotel near Capitol Hill. Read more. . .


Las Vegas Chapter Hosts CLE Event for March Madness

The Las Vegas Chapter probably would never have a problem attracting attendees to its CLE events, but this year it had some incredible success with its Mountain West Conference Tournament CLE on March 11. The Law Society hopes other chapters will follow Las Vegas' lead in hosting similar CLEs in connection with non-legal events.
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JRCLS Members Called to Serve for The Church

The J. Reuben Clark Law Society congratulates those members who were recently called as general authorities and mission presidents for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more. . .


Judge Ellsworth Speaks with Orange County Chapter about Gender Bias

On April 8, 2011, the Orange County Chapter of the JRCLS hosted a luncheon at which the Honorable Sherrill A. Ellsworth spoke to a rapt audience on the subject of "Gender Bias and Women in the Law". In a fascinating and comparative manner, Judge Ellsworth discussed gender bias issues as they occur both in the legal profession and also within the Church. Read more. . .


JRCLS Sections Keep in Touch with Members by Blogging

Two sections of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, the Appellate Section and the Women in the Law (WIL) Section, have created blogs within the past year to reach out to their members. Michelle Olsen, chair of the Appellate Section, views the section's blog as a good way to get news out that is accessible to everyone. Read more. . .


UVA Law School Hosts Debate: "Are More Bailouts Inevitable?"

The JRCLS students at UVA Law School hosted a debate featuring UVA Dean Paul Mahoney and UVA alumni, Randall Guynn. Guynn heads Davis Polk's financial institutions practice group and was a key inside player in advising the administration on financial regulation reform. The two vexed question of whether the Dodd-Frank financial regulation reform law makes future bailouts more or less likely, or even inevitable. Read more. . .


JRCLS Religious Freedom Discussion Series

The Religious Freedom Discussion Series is a bi-monthly forum led by globally recognized religious freedom experts. Discussions are broadcast live from the J. Reuben Clark Law School. Read more. . .


Students Stay in Contact over the Summer

If you are a law student moving to a different city for a summer internship or graduating, be sure to get involved with JRCLS in your new town! Graduating 3L's, be sure to join the attorney chapter of JRCLS. Read more. . .


Newsletter Trivia!

Be the first to send in the correct answer and we'll spotlight you in the next Newsletter! Email us your answer. Which apostle said:

"Of all the moral imperatives we seek to embrace and defend in our legal systems, in my opinion it is individual agency and accountability that must always be preeminent, because agency is so basic to realizing our God-given potential."

(Hint: all answers to trivia questions can be found on the JRCLS.org website)

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