Sep 2011 Newsletter

Report from the West Africa Chapter's 2nd Annual Conference

The West Africa Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society held its second Annual Conference in Lagos, Nigeria, July 29th to 30th. Professor Chidi A. Odinkalu, a Presidential Nominee for Chair of the Nigeria's Human Rights Commission, spoke Friday night. He has lectured on human rights at Harvard University and is a recognized international human rights activist. Read more. . .

Phoenix Chapter Spotlight

While our Law Society is certainly comprised of many fine Chapters, some Chapters continue to lead the way with many outstanding events and contributions. One such Chapter is our Phoenix Chapter. This is the second article about the Phoenix Chapter. Last issue we profiled some of the great events the Phoenix Chapter has put on during 2010-2011, and in this issue of the Newsletter we will specifically profile some of the activities which were particularly directed at Women in the Law and the Phoenix Student Chapter.
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JRCLS 2011 Leadership Conference: An Exciting Blend of Old and New

The J. Reuben Clark Law Society encourages all current and upcoming society leaders to register for this year's Leadership Conference, September 29 - 30. The conference agenda has been revised to create a more retreat-like event. Participants will spend the majority of their time at the beautiful Aspen Grove engaged in more team-building experiences than in previous years. Although there are changes to the format, many of the longtime favorite conference activities will still be included, such as the sunrise hike to Stewart Falls and reports from the LDS Church's Area Legal Counsel. Read more. . .

Dinner with Bill Atkin: Chapter Event in Honolulu, Hawaii

The Honolulu, Hawaii chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society had the pleasure of hosting Bill Atkin for a dinner event held on July 22nd. About 30 chapter members attended the event at the Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant in the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu. Brother Atkin is Associate General Counsel for International matters for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He gave an excellent and well-received presentation entitled, "Penetrating Every Continent and Visiting Every Clime: Challenges to the Church's Worldwide Missionary Program." Read more. . .

Women In Law Updates

The Women in the Law Committee is planning an exciting panel for the February Annual Conference at Stanford University. Watch for more details. The committee also has two new members: Kate Kelly, a 3L at American University's Washington College of Law in Washington D.C., and Angel Zimmerman of the Kansas City chapter. Both are outstanding women who have already made their mark with great contributions to WIL. Kate and Angel are featured on the WIL blog at

Lawyers Inspired at BYU's Education Week

Law Society members and other attorneys enjoyed another week of Continuing Legal Education during BYU's Campus Education Week. This year's presentations covered a wide variety of topics, including Religious Freedom, Estate & Tax Planning, Expert Witnesses, the Supreme Court & the Press, Ethics in Business Transactions and in Trial Practice, Mixed-use Real Estate, Advocacy, Unenumerated Rights in the Common Law, Civility, and Water Law. 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.

"Law Society members hike to Stewart Falls before sunrise to kick off the Friday sessions of their annual Leadership Conference. After which Utah ski pioneer was Stewart Falls named, what was the name of the ski area he started near the Falls, and who acquired the ski area in 1969?"

(Hint: the entire answer is not on the JRCLS website, but with a little internet sleuthing, this should be an easy one.)

Featured winners from the last newsletter include: