Updates and Inspiration -- JRCLS Happenings Volume 13: Issue 5



BYU Law School General Conference Reception

The BYU Law School has invited JRCLS members to attend a General Conference reception at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City, Utah between the morning and afternoon sessions of Conference on Saturday, March 31, 2012, from noon to 1:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet and visit with JRCLS attorneys from around the world. Please see http://lawalumni.byu.edu/genconf to view the invitation and register by March 26.


LDS International Society Conference

The LDS International Society will be holding its 23rd Annual Conference on Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center on the BYU Campus. The conference theme is “The Mormon Moment.” Speakers will include Elder Anthony D. Perkins of the First Quorum of the Seventy; Michael Otterson, Managing Director of Public Affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; JRCLS member, Lew Cramer; and many more. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the program starting at 8:30 a.m. Please call the Kennedy Center at (801) 422-3377 for more information and to R.S.V.P. for special events.


Third Annual Religious Freedom Student Writing Competition

The Washington, D.C. Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at BYU are holding a Religious Freedom Student Writing Competition. The purpose of the competition is “to promote legal and academic studies in the field of religious liberty by law students and students pursuing related graduate studies.” Papers should be submitted by e-mail to papers@jrclsdc.org. For more information, please contact Jennifer at (703) 981-1419 or papers@jrclsdc.org, or visit: http://iclrs.org/index.php?pageId=1&contentId=1&blurbId=1719.


JRCLS Australasia Pacific Conference

The Annual JRCLS Australasia Pacific Conference will be held June 1-4, 2012 in New Zealand. Please visit the following website to view videos advertising the conference: http://www.jrcls.org/news/item.php?num=3768. To obtain a registration and program pamphlet, e-mail Thomas@sutcliffe.co.nz.


Inspirational Thought

" 'I would study less, ... and think more.'  For the record, I think that's sound advice, not only for law school, but--more relevantly for today's graduates--sound advice for one's entire legal career.  Unfortunately, in law, as in life, there is little need to think in order just to get by.  But, as Aristotle wisely opined that the unexamined life is not worth living, so too one's life in the profession that our graduates are today entering should remain--in a constructive, positive spirit--under the gentle care of a careful eye."

Kenneth W. Starr, "Acquired by Character, Not by Money," Life in the Law: Service & Integrity, at 239-240 (from a convocation address given at the Provo Tabernacle on April 27, 1990)


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