Updates and Inspiration -- JRCLS Happenings Volume 12: Issue 11



  • Religious Freedom Discussion Series Lecture/Webinar
  • JRCLS Canadian Conference
  • JRCLS is on Facebook and YouTube!

Religious Freedom Discussion Lecture/Webinar

The 5th lecture in the Religious Freedom Discussion Series that is jointly sponsored by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies and the JRCLS Community Service and Outreach Committee will be held on October 27th at 12 p.m. MDT. Professor Brett Scharffs will present "The Role of Judges in Determining the Meaning of Religious Symbols: Recent Worldwide Cases and Trends." Those interested in participating may either attend in person in Room 472 JRCB or register for the webinar at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/655693416.


JRCLS Canadian Conference

The 2011 Canadian Conference of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society will take place October 28th-29th in Banff, Alberta. Elder Lance B. Wickman, General Counsel for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the keynote speaker. See the following for more details: http://www.jrcls.org/events/JRCLS%20Canadian%20Conference%20Brochure.pdf.


JRCLS is on Facebook and YouTube!

A JRCLS Facebook page has been set up to help facilitate communication and help the Law Society become more well known. Please visit our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/jrcls.org and "like" the page. A YouTube video, "Lawyers as Peacemakers," featuring President James E. Faust can be viewed through the JRCLS Facebook page or directly on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/JReubenClarkLaw.

Inspirational Thought

“I alert you that if you practice law you must be prepared to answer people who ask how you can be a good member of the Church and a laywer. This question stems not only from misunderstanding but also from the fact that the law and lawyers are generally controversial, and many of our court and administrative proceedings are adversarial in nature. The Prince of Peace did not advocate controversy, but he was involved in it. The adversary system, imperfect as it is, has evolved as the best means of extracting the truth out of controversy. Is not truth to be sought above other virtues? . . . In my opinion there need be no conflict between what the Savior has taught through the Church and what you do as a professional lawyer. Indeed, if you are careful about observing the high moral standards that the Church represents, you will stand out in your profession.”

—James E. Faust
The Study and Practice of the Laws of Men in Light of the Laws of God, Life in the Law: Answering God's Interrogatories, p. 36

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