Newest JRCLS Chapter Finds Strength in the Pacific
American Samoa has almost 100 attorneys in its population of approximately 66,000. Over 22% of the population is LDS. In January, four attorneys in Tutuila, the most heavily populated isle and location of the major government offices, watched Elder Whitney Clayton speak via satellite at the annual JRCLS fireside. The fireside marked the inaugural event for the newly formed American Samoa chapter. Michael Monson, in-house counsel for the American Samoa Power Authority, was voted as chair. Read more. . .
The Significance of the Student Chapters Board
Students play a critical role in the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. Building a strong and mutually beneficial relationship between students and attorneys within the Society is a continuing goal. The Student Chapters Board (SCB) is a group of student leaders organized to facilitate training, communication, and support among student chapters. The SCB leads the effort to set up new student chapters at law schools around the country and helps provide the resources necessary to maintain their active involvement in the Society. The SCB is also responsible for addressing the specific needs of student chapters, communicating the problems and successes of student chapters, and planning regional, national, and international student events. In fact, students were the driving force behind the organization of the Law Society's annual International Conferences. Read more. . .
SCB President Passes Torch to Jeff Bradford, Other Leadership Named
For the 2011-2012 school year the Society was lucky to have Billy Jackson, a recent graduate of Stanford Law School, as Student Chapters Board (SCB) chair. Billy is from the Washington, D.C. area and plans to practice in D.C. for the law firm of Winston and Strawn after completing two federal clerkships: first in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and then with 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Kent Jordan. Setting out as SCB chair last year Billy had a goal to strengthen student chapters, through training and other efforts, to resurrect chapters that may be struggling as well as start new chapters at law schools throughout the country. Read more. . .
Professor Elizabeth Clark Explores the Distinctiveness of Religion and Religious Freedom
Professor Elizabeth A. Clark, Associate Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University, presented "Is Religion Different? Should We Care?": Contemporary Religious Freedom Controversies and Arguments on the Value of Religion" as the third in the 2012 Religious Freedom Discussion Series lectures, on 11 July 2012 at BYU's J. Reuben Clark Law School.
Rising Star: JRCLS Member Rises In Rank In Kansas Women's Attorneys Association
Angel Zimmerman began her term as President of Kansas Women Attorneys Association (KWAA) on July 23, 2012. Angel is a member of the JRCLS international Women in the Law Committee. Announced at the same time were her executive board and KWAA conference chairs and committees. April will attend the National Conference of Women Bar Associations in Chicago in August. Read more. . .