"Updates and Inspiration -- JRCLS Happenings Volume 13: Issue 9"



BYU Education Week

BYU Education Week will take place in Provo, Utah the week of August 14, 2012.  Please visit http://www.jrcls.org/news/item.php?num=4043 for information about CLE course offerings at Education Week.


JRCLS Leadership Conference

Save the date for the Annual Leadership Conference in Aspen Grove, Utah on October 4 - 5, 2012.  Activities for chapter leaders are scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 4th. Registration will be available on approximately July 15, 2012.


Third Annual Religious Freedom Student Writing Competition

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 winning papers receive cash prizes of up to $1500 and are recognized at the International Religious Freedom Award dinner in Washington DC in October.  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.  The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2012.


Inspirational Thought

Lawyers need conscience as well as craft.  To borrow an old but picturesque phrase, skilled lawyers without conscience are like loose guns on a sinking ship, their very presence is so disconcerting that they wreak damage whether or not they hit anything.

Derrick Bell, as quoted by Kevin J. Worthen in "Religiously Affiliated Law Schools: An Added Dimension," Life in the Law: Service and Integrity, 2009.


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