Tuesday, September 13, 2016

7th Annual Religious Liberty Award Dinner

The J. Reuben Clark Law Society is pleased to announce its 7th Annual International Religious Liberty Award Dinner and Reception. We congratulate this year's award recipient, Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, for her many years of support and work for religious liberty. Winners of the 2016 Founding Fathers Student Writing Competition will also be recognized at the dinner.

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Time: Reception at 6 pm; Dinner at 7 pm
Location: Hotel Monaco (700 F St NW)

Keynote Address by Dr. David Holland, Associate Professor at Harvard Divinity School and Advisory Board Member of the National Museum of American Religion.

Acceptance Remarks by Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett.

Please plan on joining us for this outstanding event! 

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Monday, June 27, 2016

JRCLS Family Night at a Nationals Game


We are pleased and excited to announce that the JRCLS Mid-Atlantic Chapter will host a Family Night at the Washington Nationals game on July 15.  That day the Nationals will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.  It is an evening game starting at 7:05 pm. 

JRCLS members, students, families and friends are invited to attend.  This will be a great event for kids of all ages.

The Society will be able to provide the tickets in our reserved area to invitees and their guests at the discounted price of $10.00 per ticket for adults and free for children under 12 (regular face value of a single game ticket to this game is $18.00).

If you have any questions regarding the event please contact me at zdavis@luselaw.com.


Zachary Davis
Events Committee Chair
J. Reuben Clark Law Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

2016 Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition

The JRCLS DC/Mid-Atlantic Chapter invites law students and students pursuing related graduate studies to submit academic papers for the Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition. First place will receive a $4,000 cash award, second place will receive a $3,000 cash award, third place will receive a $2,000 cash award, and four honorable mentions will receive a $1,000 cash award.

Click HERE for more information about the 2016 Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition. The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2016. Awards will be presented at the Religious Liberty Award Dinner in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The JRCLS DC/Mid-Atlantic Chapter invites law students to apply for the $3000 Shawn Bentley award for volunteer service.  The purpose of this stipend is to encourage students to come to DC to work and to participate and serve in the public sector.  In order to qualify students should be actively seeking volunteer opportunities to work in the Washington DC area for not-for-profit companies, associations or for Government.  Students should be law students and members of the JRCLS chapter at their school.

The award is named after Shawn Bentley, who spent most of his legal career working for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.  He applied his considerable talents to help pass valuable laws while at the same time being a great mentor, friend and consensus builder.  Please see the attached letter for more information on this program and its requirements.

Award recipients will be honored at the annual Rex Lee Advocacy Award Lunch hosted by the DC Chapter in Washington, DC in May 2016. 

Applications are due on April 15, 2016.   

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Update on the Annual Awards Lunch:

The D.C./Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society will hold its annual Award Lunch to present the Rex Lee Advocacy & Shawn Bentley Public Service Awards on May 31, 2016.  The Award Lunch will begin at 12:45 p.m. at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 

We are pleased to announce that the Rex Lee Advocacy Award will be presented to Deputy Solicitor General Malcolm Stewart.  Following lunch and presentation of the award, Judge Thomas B. Griffith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will moderate a panel discussion featuring Beth S. Brinkmann, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Carter G. Phillips, Chair of the Executive Committee of Sidley Austin, LLP, Judge Patricia A. Millett, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Gregory G. Garre, Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP and former Solicitor General of the United States, and Judge Sri Srinivasan, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

J. Reuben Clark Law Society

JRCLS Annual Dinner & Fireside
Date: January 15, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm (dinner) & 8:00 (fireside)
Location: Mount Vernon Chapel, 2000 George Washington Memorial Parkway, Fort Hunt, Virginia
Featuring: Michael O. Leavitt - Former Secretary of Health and Human Services and Governor of Utah
Important Detail: Dinner will be provided by the Chapter -- without charge -- for you and a guest
RSVP:  If you wish to attend, please RSVP via email not later than January 12. In the subject line of your email, please write either "JRCLS Fireside" or "JRCLS Fireside +1", depending on whether you intend to bring a guest.
We hope you will be able to join us. 
Zachary Davis
Events Committee Chair
Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Monday, September 21, 2015

Please Join Us for a Dinner and Award Ceremony 

The Most Reverend William Lori

Archbishop of Baltimore

As We Present Him With the

2015 International Religious Liberty Award