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Mexico Puebla Tehuacan Chapter and the Brazil Porto Alegre Chapter

Alfredo Suriano has been approved as the new chair of the Mexico Puebla Tehuacan Chapter, and Marcio Fagundes Batista has been approved as the new chair of the Brazil Porto Allegre Chapter.


Welcome the Mexico Campeche Chapter

Please extend a warm welcome to the Mexico Campeche chapter.


2017 Women in the Law Conference

For women law school students and lawyers interested in sharpening their skills. Also for experienced professional women who will act as mentors and coaches and provide feedback throughout the day. Everyone (men, women, students) welcome!


Religion & Law Symposium

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Second Annual Conference - UK & Ireland Chapter

Please register for the Second Annual Conference of the JRCLS UK & Ireland Chapter


30 Seconds Contest Winners

Check out the winners from this year's 30 Seconds of Religious Freedom competition!


Welcome New Chapters

Please extend a warm welcome to these new chapters.


CONFERENCIA REGIONAL DEL AREA MEXICO (MEXICO AREA CONFERENCE)

JRCLS Mexico is inviting Law Society members, Attorneys and Law Students to its AREA CONFERENCE to be held in Mexico City, starting with Women In Law meeting and an Opening Session in which featured speakers include Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Twelve and Mariano Azuela Guitron, former Supreme Court of Justice President. Special guests include Bill Atkin, Ginny T. Isaacson and others from the Mexican Legal Community.


Annual Fireside

Sister Ruth Lybbert Renlund will be the speaker at the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Annual Fireside which will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Little Theater of the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Annual Conference

Register for this year's JRCLS Annual Conference in Philadelphia on February 16-18, 2017!


30 Seconds Religious Liberty Contest

Do you have an idea how to address religious freedom in approximately 30 seconds or less? If so, share it!


JRCLS Religious Freedom Symposium



Seventh Annual Religious Liberty Award Dinner

Seventh Annual Religious Liberty Award Dinner Recognizing Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett former chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and President of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice


2016 Annual Leadership Conference at Aspen Grove

Register now for the 2016 Annual Leadership Conference at Aspen Grove on September 29-30, 2016


Annual Women in Law Event​ ​ --​ ​ Speaker and Speed Networking

The Women in Law Committee will hold their annual event on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. This year's keynote speaker will be Jane Mitchell, Co-founder and CEO of The Reset Foundation.


JRCLS 2016 Canadian Conference

Continuing legal education in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains - October 28-29, 2016


Welcome the Mexico Puebla Chapter

Please extend a warm welcome to the Mexico Puebla chapter.


Welcome the Mexico Guadalajara Chapter

Please extend a warm welcome to the Mexico Guadalajara chapter.


Welcome the Brazil Brasilia Chapter

Please extend a warm welcome to the Brazil Brasilia Chapter and their chapter chair, Erika Fuchida.


Welcome the Brazil Campinas Chapter

Please extend a warm welcome to the Brazil Campinas Chapter and their chapter chair, Marcia Xavier.


Welcome the Mexico Tuxtla Gutierrez Chapter

Please extend a warm welcome to the Mexico Tuxtla Gutierrez Chapter and their chapter chair, Virgilio Gonzalez.


J. Reuben Clark Law Society, UK & Ireland Inaugural Annual Conference 2016

Keynote Speaker: Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other distinguished speakers and panellists.


Women In Law Regional Conference

Register Now!


30 Seconds Contest Winners

See the winners of the Religious Liberty in 30 Seconds Contest.


JRCLS Worldwide Week of Service 2016

During October 23-29, 2016, the American Bar Association's Celebration of Pro Bono week, the J. Reuben Clark Law Society challenges each chapter to plan or be involved in some form of service, and to report their service project in order to inspire and share ideas with other chapters.


Welcome the Mexico Monterrey Chapter

Please extend a warm welcome to the Mexico Monterrey Chapter and their chapter chair, Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez.


Welcome the Maine Bangor Chapter

Please extend a warm welcome to the Maine Bangor Chapter and their chapter chair, Matthew Erickson.


Welcome the Mexico Queretaro Chapter

Please extend a warm welcome to the Mexico Queretaro Chapter and their chapter chair, Aurora Castillo.


Welcome the Mexico Tijuana Chapter

Please extend a warm welcome to the Mexico Tijuana Chapter and their chapter chair, Mirna Mora.


JRCLS Annual Conference: San Diego - Register Now

Please join the J. Reuben Clark Law Society in sunny San Diego for the 2016 Annual Conference. The conference will be held February 11-13 on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego.


J. Reuben Clark Law Society Annual Fireside

Michael O. Leavitt will be the speaker at the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Annual Fireside which will be held on Friday, January 15, 2016.


Religious Liberty in 30 Seconds Contest.

Participate in the JRCLS Religious Freedom Committee's Religious Liberty in 30 Seconds Contest.


Sign up for The 3rd Annual JRCLS Women in Law Regional Conference, to be held Sept. 19th

The 3rd Annual JRCLS Women in Law Regional Conference is coming up soon and will be on Saturday, September 19, 2015! Please join us in Orange, California.


2015 JRCLS Canadian Conference Registration is Open

Register now for the 2015 JRCLS Canadian Conference at the Banff Springs Hotel. The dates are Friday, October 23 - Saturday October 24.


REGISTER FOR THE ANNUAL JRCLS 2015 LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

The Annual JRCLS 2015 Leadership Conference is coming soon. The Conference is held on October 1 - 2, 2015 in Provo and Aspen Grove.


6th Annual Conference of the Africa West Chapter

We provide notice of the 6th Annual Conference of the Africa West Chapter of the Law Society holding at Abuja, Nigeria, on the 28th and 29th of August, 2015. The conference will feature speakers from the Area Presidency, the JRCLS International Chair and legal luminaries from the Bar and Educational Sectors.


Spring 2015 Clark Memorandum

The Clark Memorandum is published in the Spring and Fall of every year and is filled with inspiring and informational articles. Here is an example of the great content available from the Spring 2015 Clark Memorandum.


Law Society's "Build and Extend" Membership Drive a Great Success

During the 10-week period spanning from January 23, 2015 to April 3, 2015, Law Society chapters all over the world participated in our historic Build and Extend Membership Drive, with the purpose of expanding our reach around the world.


Religious Freedom Materials Available on JRCLS Website

Elder Christofferson recently counseled JRCLS members to "become informed about existing and potential threats to religious freedom." (Spring 2015 Clark Memorandum) Elder Hales extended the invitation to all members of the LDS Church when he encouraged members to "become informed. Be aware of issues in your community that could have an impact on religious liberty."


Membership Drive

Law Society Launches Historic "Build and Extend" Membership Drive


2015 Annual Conference

The 2015 Annual Conference was held Feb 12-14, 2015 at the Arizona State University; 2016 Annual Conference to be held in San Diego California.


Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett Spoke at that January 23, 2015 Law Society Fireside

Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), gave a wonderful talk at the 2015 J. Reuben Clark Law Society Annual Fireside.


An Evening With President Kevin J. Worthen

The J. Reuben Clark Law Society is joining with the BYU Alumni Association and the BYU Management Society to sponsor “An Evening With President Kevin J. Worthen” in Loomis California on Friday, September 26, 2014. We are so pleased that the former Dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School has been asked to serve as the new President of Brigham Young University.


Kevin J. Worthen made President of Brigham Young University

Kevin J Worthen began serving as the 13th president of Brigham Young University on May 1, 2014. He previously served as BYU's advancement vice president and as dean of its J. Reuben Clark Law School, where he was the Hugh W. Colton Professor of Law.


BYU Education Week
CLE Program


The BYU Education Week Continuing Legal Education Program will be held in Provo, Utah, on August 19 - 22, 2014. This year's program will include presentations on religious liberty issues, trial practice and litigation ethics, adoption, family, and immigration law, legal issues addressed by Oliver Cowdery, and more. For less than $100.00, attorneys can earn up to 20 CLE credits over the four day program while enjoying the inspirational and information classes offered through both the CLE program and the other Education Week courses.


JRCLS Asia Pacific Conference

The annual Asia Pacific Conference will take place in Auckland, New Zealand Friday, June 6, 2014 - Sunday, June 8, 2014. The conference theme addresses "leavening the whole--how lawyers of religious conviction can lift the profession, the community, the church and the family." Featured presenters include Paul Rishworth, Professor of Law and Former Dean of the Auckland Law School; Judge Jonathan Moses; Pamela Jefferies, Fellow of the NZ Institute of Directors and former NZ Chief Human Rights Commissioner; and Jeremiah Morgan, International Chair of the Law Society.


Register now for the 2014 Annual Leadership Conference

The October 2-3 Annual JRCLS Leadership Conference is a one-of-a-kind Law Society event and an absolute must attend for Law Society leadership. Attendees will enjoy an exceptional experience that combines training, fellowship, and inspiration. Click here to register. For questions, email Scott Paul at scp24@byulaw.net.


Women in Law Regional Conference in D.C.

The JRCLS Regional Conference in Washington D.C. was held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 and drew a crowd of over 70 attorneys, law students, and pre-law students.


JRCLS Annual Conference

The Annual Conference was a great success and was held on February 13 - 15 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Campus. Highlights of the conference were a special keynote address by Elder Lance B. Wickman, General Counsel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, remarks by former United States Senator Robert Bennett, and the presentation of The Alexander W. Doniphan Award.


JRCLS Annual Fireside

Elder Bruce C. Hafen, Emeritus General Authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke at this year's J. Reuben Clark Law Society Fireside.


2013 JRCLS Leadership Conference

Law Society leaders met October 3-4, 2013 at the annual leadership conference, where they gained valuable training and heard inspiring messages.


JRCLS Regional Women in Law Conference

The first-ever regional Women in Law conference was held November 9 at the Arizona State University LDS Institute in Phoenix, with over ninety attendees.


2013 Canadian Conference

The 2nd JRCLS Canadian Conference was held September 6-7, 2013 at the historic Banff Springs Hotel, in Banff, Alberta.


Recife - Volunteers provided legal assistance to the city of Cabo de Santo Agostinho

Volunteers of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Northeast Brazil, provided legal assistance to citizens in the city of Cabo de Santo Agostinho / PE during the month of June 2013 as part of "The Law and Society" event.


JRCLS 4th Annual Conference: Accra, Ghana

Come join us for the 4th Annual Conference for the JRCLS in Accra, Ghana.


JRCLS Education Week Program

Registration is available for the Continuing Legal Education classes held in conjunction with BYU Education Week, August 20 – 23, 2013, in Provo, Utah. Attorneys attending the program can earn up to 20 CLE credits!


Defending Religious Freedom: A Corporate Social Responsibility

The Internatioal Symposium on Religious Freedom and its effects in the Corporate Community


Elder Oaks' Speech at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty Canterbury Medal Dinner

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve received the Canterbury Medal


International Center for Law and Religious Studies Invites JRCLS

The International Center for Law and Religious Studies invites JRCLS members to participate in the publication of an Encyclopedia of Law and Religion by editing articles from scholars in 200 countries throughout the world.


The J. Reuben Clark Law Society Celebrates 25 Years at Annual Conference

The J. Reuben Clark Law Society held its eighth Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. at the Georgetown Law Center on February 14 - 16, 2013. The conference was a celebration of the Society's 25th anniversary.


2013 Australasia, Asia Pacific Conference

The 2013 Australasia, Asia Pacific Conference, "Justice, Mercy and Conviction: Perspectives on Law, Religion and Ethics," will be held June 7-9 in Adelaide.


LDS Church News Highlights Elder Holland's Address at the JRCLS Conference

LDS Church News published an article on Feb. 23 titled, "Elder Holland addresses Clark law society on 25th anniversary."


JRCLS Las Vegas CLE Event

On March 8, 2013 there will be a CLE event sponsored by JRCLS on the UNLV campus in Las Vegas. Speakers include D.C. Circuit Court Judge Thomas B. Griffith; Utah Supreme Court Justice Thomas R. Lee.


An Instrument in His Hand: Elder Echo Hawk, His Faith and the Law

Elder Larry Echo Hawk, former BYU Law Professor and Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs spoke about his journey in the law.


Dean Chodosh received Franklin S. Richards Public Service Award

Hiram Chodosh, Dean of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, received the award for his work on legal reform and his leadership and support of programs undertaken by the University of Utah.


Sean Nobmann: I'm a Member of the JRCLS

Sean Nobmann, member of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, shares his background, life, and experience while highlighting the value he finds in being a member of the JRCLS. This is the first in a series of "I'm a Member" videos.


2013 JRCLS Annual Conference

The 2013 J. Reuben Clark Annual Conference will be held Feb. 14-16 in Washington D.C. Featured speakers include Justice Clarence Thomas and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland.


Elder Steven E. Snow to speak at Los Angeles Annual Dinner

November 3rd, 7:00pm. Keynote speaker, Elder Steven E. Snow, First Quorum of the Seventy and Church Historian....
The dinner is at The California Club in Downtown LA.


Elder Larry Echo Hawk Spoke January 25, 2013 at JRCLS Annual Fireside

Elder Larry Echo Hawk of the First Quorum of the Seventy spoke at the Eleventh Annual J. Reuben Clark Law Society Fireside.


2012 Religious Liberty Honor

The 2012 Religious Liberty Honor was presented to Professor Douglas Laycock at the third annual International Religious Freedom Awards Dinner, held 11 October 2012 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington DC.


International Law and Religion Symposium

Scholars, government officials and human rights workers from around the world congregated for the opening session of the 19th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium.


Women in Law Committee Hosts "Dynamic Duos: Mothers and Daughters in the Law"

Women in the Law Committee event featured, "Dynamic Duos: Mothers and Daughters in the Law."


3rd Annual West Africa Conference

The West Africa Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society held its 3rd Annual Conference on September 7th and 8th.


JRCLS Annual Leadership Conference
Aspen Grove, October 4-5, 2012


Chapter Chairs, Committee Members, and Student Leaders please join us at Aspen Grove for the Annual Leadership Conference For Registration Information, Click Here


"Switch in Time that Saved Nine," Justice Roberts Ruling Motivation Discovered

Ed Carter (JD, BYU '03) discovered a notebook containing an interview with Justice Owen J. Roberts. The notes detail the reasoning behind his historic 1937 vote that may have helped keep the Supreme Court at nine justices.


International Religious Liberty Awards
Dinner October 11, 2012


Event begins at 6:00 p.m.

Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Av., NW, Washington DC 20036


2012 Rex E. Lee Advocacy Award Ceremony with Justice Thomas Lee

Justice Thomas R. Lee presents Attorney Greg Garre with the 2012 Rex Lee Advocacy Award with BYU Law student Ashley Erickson (2L), receiving the Shawn Bentley scholarship.


Managing Religious & Cultural Diversity in the Pacific Apia, Samoa

How to manage religious diversity so as to create an environment that fosters harmonious relationships between different religious and cultural groups...


The Australasia Pacific Conference

The Australasia Pacific Conference to be held on June 1-4, 2012.


3rd Annual Religious Freedom Student Writing Competition

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies and the Washington, D.C. Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the JRCLS announce the Third Annual Religious Freedom Student Writing Competition.


BYU Education Week CLE Program, August 14 - 17, 2012

Join us in Provo, Utah, for this year's CLE program where attorneys can earn up to 21 CLE credits, including three hours of ethics credit.


JRCLS Annual Conference Opening Devotional

The JRCLS Annual Conference was held at Stanford Memorial Church on Feb. 16 featuring organist James Welch, soprano singer Barbara Welch Cramer and BYU Law Professor John W. (Jack) Welch. View a recording of the devotional here.


Second Religious Freedom Discussion Series

The International Center for Law and Religious Studies and JRCLS announce a second Religious Freedom Discussion Series with lectures scheduled throughout 2012.


Elder Whitney Clayton Speaks at Annual JRCLS Fireside

Elder L. Whitney Clayton, a member of the Presidency of the Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints spoke to attorneys and law students at the Annual J. Reuben Clark Law Society Fireside Fri., Jan. 27.


Timpanogos Legal Center Helps Lift Lives

The Timpanogos Legal Center, a JRCLS-sponsored organization, helps lift lives through pro-bono legal service.


JRCLS Member on Winning Legal Team for Landmark First Amendment Case

JRCLS member, Hannah Smith, served on the legal team that represented the church and won in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


Supreme Court Issues Decision in Hosanna-Tabor Ministerial Exception Case

The Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in the case Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal employment Opportunity Commission Jan. 11, 2012.


2012 JRCLS Annual Conference

The 2012 JRCLS Annual Conference will be held at the Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California, February 16 - 18.


Law and Literature Conference

Nearly 100 participants gathered in St. George, UT recently for the Southern Utah Chapter Law and Literature Conference.


Inaugural Canadian Conference in Banff, Alberta

Approximately 100 lawyers, judges, spouses and other guests attended the inaugural Canadian Conference of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Oct. 28-29.


Professor Gary Doxey Keynote Speaker at JRCLS Conference

Professor Doxey invited listeners at the JRCLS leadership conference to seek out religious freedom for all people.


Elder Oaks Testifies Before Senate Committee

Elder Dallin H. Oaks testifies before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee's hearing on charitable giving Tues., Oct. 18. A link to his full remarks is found on pg 2 of the Deseret News on-line article.


Justice Yacoob Gives Keynote Address at ICLRS Symposium

Justice Zakeria M. Yacoob urges ICLRS Symposium listeners to be active in protecting religious freedom regardless of religious beliefs.


"Dynamic Duos: Fathers and Daughters in the Law"

The Women in the Law chapters of the BYU Law School and J. Reuben Clark Law Society met on Wednesday evening to hear from three father-daughter teams and seek out prospective female law students.


BYU Law Professors to Speak at Annual Leadership Conference

Law Professors Gary Doxey and Cole Durham will speak tonight at this year's annual Leadership Conference presented by BYU Alumni and JRCLS.


Second Annual Religious Liberty Award Dinner

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law School is sponsoring the 2nd Annual International Religious Liberty Award Dinner on October 6, 2011 in Washington D.C.


Elder Dallin H. Oaks, CES Fireside

Full text of Elder Oaks' CES Fireside address "Truth and Tolerance" September 11, 2011.


JRCLS Canadian Conference

The Canada Calgary, Canada Edmonton and Canada Lethbridge Chapters of the JRCLS are pleased to host the first-ever JRCLS Canadian Conference.


2011 Leadership Conference at Aspen Grove

JRCLS Board and chapter leadership are invited to register for the fall Leadership Conference, September 29-30, 2011.


2012 Annual Conference February 16-18, 2012 Stanford, California

The 2012 Conference at Stanford Law School promises to continue the tradition of scholarship and advocacy with speakers who are leading legal professionals in their fields.


Classic Speeches from the Clark Memorandum: Michael K. Young, 2008

Michael K. Young is President of the University of Washington and former President of the University of Utah.


Lawyer Liaison Training, June 21, 2011

On June 21, 2011, the Student Chapters Committee of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society will be conducting the first Lawyer Liaison Training.


JRCLS establishes only Middle Eastern Chapter in Amman, Jordan

J. Reuben Clark Law School Alumna Anne Beecroft ('85) helps establish the only Middle Eastern J. Reuben Clark Law Society chapter in Amman, Jordan.


Professor Doxey to speak on "Historical Perspectives on the Rise of Religious Freedom"

Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 12 noon MDT


Classic Speeches from the Clark Memorandum: Cole Durham, April 3, 2001

W. Cole Durham, Jr., is a professor at the J. Reuben Clark Law School. This speech "The Doctrine of Religious Freedom" was given on April 3, 2001.


U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft receives high honor for diplomatic work in Jordan

U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft received the Diplomacy for Human Rights Award from the U.S. Department of State on April 21 in Washington D.C.


JRCLS Members Called to Serve for The Church

The J. Reuben Clark Law Society congratulates those members who were recently called as general authorities and mission presidents for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


UVA Law School Hosts Debate: "Are More Bailouts Inevitable?"

The JRCLS students at UVA Law School hosted a debate featuring UVA Dean Paul Mahoney and UVA alumni, Randall Guynn.


JRCLS Los Angeles Chapter Gives Back to Community

The J. Reuben Clark Law Society Los Angeles Chapter gave back to L.A. community for the chapter's "Day of Service" on Saturday, June 11.


11th Annual Rex Lee Advocacy and Shawn Bentley Public Service Awards luncheon

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society held its 11th Annual Rex Lee Advocacy and Shawn Bentley Public Service Awards luncheon on Monday, May 9th at the Washington Court Hotel near Capitol Hill.


JRCLS Religious Freedom Discussion Series

The Religious Freedom Discussion Series is a bi-monthly forum led by globally recognized religious freedom experts. Discussions are broadcast live from the J. Reuben Clark Law School.


Elder Dallin H. Oaks at the Annual Orange County Religion & Law Symposium

Over 800 attendees at the Annual Orange County Religion & the Law Symposium gave Elder Dallin H. Oaks a standing ovation at the conclusion of his landmark address on "Preserving Religious Freedom", given at Chapman University School of Law.


Former Senator Gordon Smith Speaks to Students and Attorneys in New York City

On Thursday, December 9, 2010, former Senator Gordon Smith of Oregon addressed the New York City chapters of the J. Reuben Clark Society at a fireside in Manhattan.


JRCLS Member Elected to Oregon House of Representatives

Shawn Lindsay, a Portland attorney and JRCLS member, was recently elected to the Oregon House of Representatives.


Women in the Law Events Benefit Many Chapters

Since 2006, some of the best-attended events of the JRCLS Orange County, California Chapter have been hosted by its Women in the Law section.


Hundreds Flock to the J. Reuben Clark Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas

Hundreds of JRCLS attorneys and their guests flocked to warm Dallas for the Annual Conference held at Southern Methodist University. view session: Women & Men Working Together in the Law


"Man's laws, legal system should reflect same purposes as God's laws"

The Feb. 12 edition of the Church News includes an article on the J. Reuben Clark Law Society's 2011 Annual Fireside with Elder Todd D. Christofferson.


Elder Dallin H. Oaks at the Annual Orange County Religion & Law Symposium

Elder Dallin H. Oaks spoke at the Annual Orange County Religion & Law Symposium at Chapman University on Friday, February 4, 2011. The Orange County Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society is one of the founding sponsors of this annual event.


Las Vegas Chapter offers CLE Credit

Come to the MWC Basketball Tournament and get CLE credit. Friday March 11, 2011 at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada


2011 JRCLS Annual Fireside

Friday, February 4, 2011 at 6 p.m. MST
LDS Conference Center Little Theater Salt Lake City, Utah
Speaker Elder D. Todd Christofferson
View broadcast locations


2011 JRCLS Annual Conference

February 17-19, 2011 Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas "Liberty through the Rule of Law" For more information or to register, click here. Registration for the conference closes at midnight on Friday, February 11th.


Area Legal Counsel for LDS Church Shares Experiences at JRCLS Leadership Conference

Three attorneys from the area legal counsel for the LDS Church shared experiences from their respective areas of the world.


LDS Judges Share International Experiences

The JRCLS Judges Section shared their experiences in Bulgaria, Ukraine and Turkey as they worked to promote the rule of law.


Religious Liberty Award to Senator Joseph Lieberman

Presentation of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society's first International Religious Liberty Award to Senator Joseph Lieberman.


General Conference Reception

J. Reuben Clark Law School to host General Conference Reception on Saturday, October 2 at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.


Inaugural Conference of the New West African JRCLS Chapter

The inaugural conference of the new West African chapter of the J Reuben Clark Law Society was held at Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria over the weekend of August 21 & 22, 2010.


JRCLS - South Africa conference

18 September 2010 University of South Africa main campus (Senate Hall) 9am to 4pm Registration cost R100. Guest Speakers - Judge Ebert Bertelsmann - Professor Rassie Malherbe and Dr. Nico Swart and others.


JRCLS Fall Leadership Conference

JRCLS Fall Leadership Conference September 30 - October 1, 2010


Education Week CLE Courses

The J. Reuben Clark Law Society continues its annual program of Continuing Legal Education classes at Campus Education Week. This year's program will be held August 17 - 20, 2010, at the Provo, Utah, campus of Brigham Young University.


Shawn Bentley Award Presented at JRCLS Luncheon

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) presented the prestigious Shawn Bentley Public Service Award to students Emily Hardman and Anne Sidwell at the J. Reuben Clark Law Society luncheon in Washington DC.


William T. Coleman Recieves Rex E. Lee Advocacy Award

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) joined BYU Law School Dean James R. Rasband on June 7 to present the 10th annual Rex Lee Advocacy Award to William T. Coleman


Justice Alito to Address Law Society

Justice Alito, Senator Hatch and BYU Law School Dean Rasband will participate in the presentation of awards at the J. Reuben Clark Law Society lucheon on June 7 in Washington DC.


Elder D. Todd Christofferson at Duke Law School

Elder D. Todd Christofferson spoke at Duke Law School on March 17, 2010, "Stand on the Rock of Honesty." Elder Christofferson is a Clark Society member and Duke Law School graduate ('72). View his remarks here.


From Plaza to Postage Stamp: The Threatened Demise of Religion in Public Square

Elder Lance B. Wickman's talk on the the threatened demise of religion in public square is now avaible. He delivered the address at the JRCLS Conference on Feb. 11, 2010.


Religious Freedom Writing Competition for JRCLS Student Members

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies and the JRCLS DC Chapter are sponsoring a writing contest to promote quality research and writing on the important topic of religious freedom.


Registration Now Open for the 2010 JRCLS Asia Pacific Conference [UPDATED]

J. Reuben Clark Law Society members around the world are invited to the beautiful Church College of New Zealand campus in Hamilton, New Zealand on June 4-6 for the 2010 Asia Pacific Conference


Select Sessions of JRCLS Conference Video Now Available

Miss a session of the JRCLS Conference? Video and news coverage is now available from select sessions of the 2010 J. Reuben Clark Law Society Conference. The conference theme was "Service for Good Through the Law."


Press and the Law: Friends or Foes?

A panel discussion entitled "Press and the Law: Friends or Foes?" gave members of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society an insight on some current issues regarding how the law is impacting the press and also how the press is impacting the law.


Setting the Record Straight: The Joseph Smith Legal Papers

BYU Law Professor John W. Welch discussed the importance of the Joseph Smith Papers at the JRCLS conference.


Shared Keynote Address & Discussion: Cecil O. Samuelson and Michael K. Young

The presidents of BYU and U of U shared how they believe lawyers can do "service for good through the law."


Plenary Keynote Panel: Fulfilling the Law Society's Mission for Good

BYU Law professors and other influential members of the JRCLS spoke at the conference on Friday, Feb. 12th about the society's ability to serve.


Religious Liberty is Being Challenged Worldwide

Elder Lance B. Wickman of the Seventy delivered a keynote address on the JRCLS Conference's opening night about the place of religion in the public square. Article in the Church News, Feb. 20, 2010.


J. Reuben Clark Law Society Conference 2010: Service for Good through the Law

Attorneys, professors and students gathered February 11-13 in Salt Lake City for the Annual J. Reuben Clark Law Society Conference. This year's theme was "Service for Good through the Law."


New Mission Presidents Affiliated with JRCLS

The LDS Church announced 112 new mission presidents and assignments on Feb. 13, six of which are affiliated with the J. Reuben Clark law Society.


JRCLS Annual Conference in the Deseret News

The Deseret News and the Mormon Times both reported on William Atkin's remarks during the closing session of the Annual J. Reuben Clark Law Society Conference in Salt Lake City.


Legal Cases of Joseph Smith Addressed at JRCLS Conference

Jeffrey N. Walker spoke about the legal cases of Joseph Smith on Friday at the University of Utah LDS institute during the J. Reuben Clark Law Society's annual conference. Reported in the Deseret News.


Eighth Annual J. Reuben Clark Law Society Fireside

Speaker: Dr. Stephen Covey
Date: Feb 12, 2010
Time: 6:00 p.m. MST
Place: Tabernacle on Temple Square,
Salt Lake City
Satellite Broadcasts: 6:00, 7:30, & 9:00 p.m. MST.


BYU Law Professor Assumes AALS Presidency

BYU law professor, H. Reese Hansen assumes his role as president of the Association of American Law Schools.


Nancy Van Slooten as New Chair of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society

BYU Law School Alumnus is the new chair of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. Nancy Van Slooten ('83), shares her goals for the society during her tenure.


"Life in the Law" Can Help Guide a Life of Service and Integrity

"Life in the Law" can aid lawyers and Latter-day Saints in making difficult choices that often times test ones morals.


Inspiring the Next Generation of Trial Lawyers: 2008 Orrin Hatch Lecture Series

Fifteen of the country's most distinguished trial lawyers, judges and teachers of the law dedicated two days (Nov. 7-8) to sharing their experience with the BYU law students at the annual Orrin G. Hatch Distinguished Trial Lawyer Lecture Series.


In memory of a beloved professor and colleague, Michael

The BYU law school community honors the memory and influence of a beloved professor, colleague, and friend, Michael Goldsmith, who died at 58 after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).


First Annual Religion and the Law Program

The St. Thomas More Society of Utah presents its First Annual Religion and the Law Program: "Reconciling Religious Values with Professionalism and Civility" on Thurs., Nov. 5, 2009, at 12 p.m. at the Law and Justice Center.


Leadership Conference

In the Provo Canyon, amid the reds and oranges of autumn leaves, the alumni board met for its annual board meetings October 1-2. The conference featured distinguished speakers including author James L. Ferrell and AALS President Reese Hansen.


James Ferrell Addressed the Roots of Civility

Author James Ferrell addressed the roots of civility at the annual alumni board meetings and J. Reuben Clark Law Society Leadership Conference.


Women in the Law: The Importance of Education for LDS Women

The JRCLS Student Chapters Board hosted "Women in the Law" at Brigham Young University. Elder John K. Carmack, Executive Director of the Perpetual Education Fund, talked about the Importance of Education for LDS Women.


The 6th Annual Orrin G. Hatch Distinguished Trial Lawyer Lecture Series

The BYU Law School invites you to learn from renowned trial lawyers from across the country at the Orrin G. Hatch Distinguished Trial Lawyer Lecture Series. (3 hours of CLE credit available.)


James R. Rasband Appointed New Law School Dean

Academic Vice President John S. Tanner has announced the appointment of James R. Rasband as the new dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School.


Founders Day Dinner: Leadership with a small "l"

In honor of the 35th anniversary of the founding of the J. Reuben Clark Law School, President Kim B. Clark, BYU-Idaho, spoke about leadership and learning to alumni, students and faculty at the annual Founders Day Dinner.


The Legal Cases in the Book of Mormon

John W. Welch's new book, "The Legal Cases in the Book of Mormon" is available to members of the BYU Law Society at the discounted rate of $25 (shipping and handling included) through November.


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