Updates and Inspiration -- JRCLS Happenings Volume 14: Issue 4



Elder Oaks to Be Presented Canterbury Medal

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty will be awarding Elder Dallin H. Oaks with the prestigious Canterbury Medal on May 16, 2013.  The award will be presented by Cardinal George, the Archbishop of Chicago at a dinner in New York City.  For more details or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.becketfund.org/the-canterbury-medal-dinner/.

ICLRS Volunteer Editing Opportunity

The ICLRS invites JRCLS members to participate in the publication of an Encyclopedia of Law and Religion by editing articles from scholars from over 200 countries throughout the world.  Please visit this link for more details: http://www.jrcls.org/news/item.php?num=6310.  To volunteer, please e-mail Nan Barker at nanbarker@gmail.com.


JRCLS Australasia Conference

The 2013 JRCLS Australasia Conference will take place June 7th-9th in Adelaide, Australia.  Elder James J. Hamula of the First Quorum of the Seventy will speak at a reception on the Friday night of the conference.  Please visit the following link for more details: https://www.facebook.com/jrcls2013.


Service: Teaching in Ukraine or Moldova

The Leavitt Institute for International Development extends a service opportunity to JRCLS members.  Judges and lawyers are invited to teach rule of law for two weeks at universities in the emerging democracies of Ukraine and Moldova.  More information on the institute is found at www.leavittinstitute.org.  Those interseted in volunteering and/or learning more details, please contact fellow Law Society member Chelom Leavitt at chelomleavitt@gmail.com for more information.


Save the Date!

The JRCLS Women in the Law group will host a pre-law activity on the BYU campus on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.  All law students and attorneys are invited to attend.  The JRCLS Leadership Conference will be at Aspen Grove on October 3rd and 4th, 2013.  Mark your calendars!


Check out the JRCLS Facebook Page!

Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/JReubenClarkLawSociety


BYU Political Affairs Society National Conference

The BYU Political Affairs Society is holding its inaugural national conference in Washington, D.C. May 16-18, 2013 with former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta as the keynote speaker.  Interact with policymakers and practitioners in a variety of political fields and discuss how to positively influence both domestic and international public affairs.  The conference will include various Republican and Democratic speakers, educational panels on political topics, breakout sessions, visits to sites around D.C., networking opportunities, receptions, and a banquet.  Early registration (two for the price of one) ends May 1.  Register at http://byupas.org/national-conference/registration/ and learn more at http://byupas.org/national-conference/.


Inspirational Thought

"There is little hope for democracy if the hearts of men and women in democratic societies cannot be touched by a call to something greater than themselves." 

— Margaret Thatcher, as quoted by Elder M. Russell Ballard, "A Light on a Hill" (August 27, 1996)


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