Tuesday, April 20, 2010

JRCLS: Religious Freedom Student Writing Competition

Religious Freedom Student Writing Competition
Open to all JRCLS Student Members

Purpose: To promote quality research and writing by the student members of the Society on the important topic of religious freedom.
Form: Scholarly paper of at least 2000 words, but not more than 3000 words, typed, thoroughly cited and presented in publishable format. Papers must conform to bluebook requirements and may include footnotes. Word count refers to text, exclusive of footnotes.
Submission: All papers must be submitted no later than August 1, 2010 by e-mail to papers@jrclsdc.org. You will receive e-mail confirmation of submission. If you don't get a confirmation, please call Jennifer at 1-703-753-4543.
First Place: $1,500 cash award plus a $500 travel reimbursement to attend Awards Dinner in Washington DC in October 2010.
Second Place: $1000 cash award.
Third Place: $500 cash award.
Honorable Mentions: Additional meritorious papers will be recognized.
Selection: Awards announced the first week of September 2010.
Questions: Inquiries may be directed to papers@jrclsdc.org.

Sponsored by the DC Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies.

Monday, April 12, 2010

JRCLS Externship Program in Provo, Utah

The J. Reuben Clark Law School’s International Center for Law and Religion Studies is seeking law students with demonstrated academic excellence to participate in its 2010 Summer Externship Program. Selected student scholars will spend 6-8 weeks in Provo, Utah working on a range of projects related to the mission of the Center which is “to help secure the blessing of freedom of religion and belief for all people”. More information about the mission and activities of the Center is available at www.iclrs.org. 

Projects will include content contributions to the Center’s websites (www.iclrs.org, www.strasbourgconsortium.org and www.religlaw.org) and research for the cutting edge publications such as the newly published casebook, Law and Religion: National, International and Comparative Perspectives; the annual update to the treatise Religious Organization and the Law; and various papers to be shared at conferences including ones in Hungary, the United Kingdom and Peru.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Deborah Wright, Administrative Assistant for the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at BYU at wrightde@lawgate.byu.edu by 12 p.m. MST on Friday, April 16, 2010. 

Note: The Center will work with your school to explore whether credits for the externship can be arranged, but cannot guarantee the outcome of those efforts.