J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Kathryn Pullins: Important Contributions to the Founding of JRCLS

It is alleged that Alexander the Great envied Achilles not because of Achilles’ near invincibility but because Achilles had Homer to write his history. 

While the J. Reuben Clark Law Society does not have Homer to write its history, it should nevertheless make certain to mention one of its most important founding members--Kathryn D. Pullins. 

Kathryn graduated from the Law School in 1988 and was immediately hired as Placement Director at the Law School. While her title was Placement Director, because of her unsurpassed interpersonal relationships, she became the unofficial hostess of almost all law school events.   She was mentored by Dean Constance Lundberg and Carolyn Stewart, secretary to the first three deans of the Law School who functioned as the “event planner” for the Law School.   

The alignment of Kathryn’s graduation and the formation of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society do not seem coincidental. At the formation of the Society and throughout its first 15 years, Kathryn and her staff in the Placement Office were there to ensure that the Annual Leadership Conferences were successful--first at BYU and subsequently at Aspen Grove. Kathryn helped organize and added support to organizational events scheduled by local chapters in cities around the United States during that same 15-year period.   

Kathryn served with Scott Cameron as Associate Executive Director of the Society from 1988-2001 and as Executive Director of the Society from 2001-2003. Kathryn’s assistant during this time was Mary Hoagland, who then served as Assistant Executive Director from 2003-2013 and as Executive Director from 2013-2016. 

The Society is further indebted to Kathryn and Mary for the Annual Receptions that take place between the Saturday Sessions of General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

By Scott Cameron, Chair-Elect, JRCLS Clark Society Advisors

Posted: 2019-03-19