Int'l Religious Liberty

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society announces the 8th Annual Religious Liberty Writing Competition, made possible by the Jack P. Peterson and Maude Birkin Peterson Endowment.  The purpose of the writing competition is to promote legal and academic studies in the field of religious liberty by law students and students pursuing related graduate studies. Students who have graduated from law school but who are not yet practicing law due to clerkships or other similar pursuits are also invited to submit papers.








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.


Event Details: 


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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Prior Award Recipients:
   
     2015: Most Rev. William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore
     2014: Congressman Frank Wolf
     2013: Dr. John Graz, Secretary General of International Religious Liberty Association
     2012: Professor Douglas Laycock, University of Virginia School of Law
     2011: Kevin J. "Seamus" Hasson, Founder of Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
     2010: Senator Joseph Lieberman


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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.

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The DC Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual International Religious Liberty Award Dinner and Reception.  In conjunction with the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University, we congratulate this year's award recipient--the Most Reverend William Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore--for his stalwart defense of religious liberty.

Date: Oct 8, 2015
Location: Mayflower Hotel (1127 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.)
Time: Reception at 6 pm and Dinner at 7:00 pm
Prior Award Recipients:
     2014: Congressman Frank Wolf
     2013: Dr. John Graz, Secretary General of International Religious Liberty Association
     2012: Professor Douglas Laycock, University of Virginia School of Law
     2011: Kevin J. "Seamus" Hasson, Founder of Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
     2010: Senator Joseph Lieberman

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The J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Mid-Atlantic Chapter is pleased to announce the 5th Annual International Religious Liberty Award Dinner and Reception.  In conjunction with the J. Reuben Clark Law School's International Center for Law and Religious Studies, we congratulate this year's award recipient Congressman Frank Wolf from Virginia for his many years of support and work for religious liberty.  Throughout his career in Congress, Representative Wolf has championed efforts to alert our nation and the world to the plight of men, women, and children who are persecuted for living their religious convictions. For his tireless advocacy and record of legislative accomplishment, we proudly announce his selection for the 2014 International Religious Liberty Award.

Date: Oct 9, 2014
Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel (1000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20001)
Time: Reception at 6pm and Dinner at 6:30.
Title of Award: 2014 International Religious Liberty Award
Award Recipient: Congressman Frank Wolf
Previous Award Recipients:
- Senator Joseph Lieberman
- Seamus Hassen, Founder of Becket Fund
- Prof. Douglas Laycock
- Dr. John Graz, Secretary General of International Religious Liberty Association

Sponsorships are available at $2000 and $1000.  Sponsors receive complimentary dinner and reception tickets of 6 and 4 respectively. Other donations are also welcome.
Event tickets are now available at $50 per person or $35 for students.

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Click HERE for more information about the 2014 Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition. The deadline for submissions is 1 August 2014. Awards will be presented at the Religious Liberty Award Dinner in Washington, DC on Thursday, 9 October 2014.