Thursday, July 29, 2010

2010 JRCLS Religious Freedom 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 21, 2010 by e-mail to Please submit papers in pdf or docx formats. 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

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Legal Briefs: Illegal Immigration and Mormons

  • The Fierce Immigration Debate Continues in Mormon Communities. Mormon Times
  • Lest anyone forget, the Bar Exam begins in 36 hours!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

LAPD Releases Video of LA Temple Arson Suspect

Yesterday the Los Angeles Police Department released a video of the man who attempted to burn down the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint's Los Angeles Temple. The video shows a man with a backpack and thermos attempt to enter a locked door of the temple. Shortly thereafter a "suspicious fire" broke out in the temple's garden area. Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crime Division at (213) 486-7260. Let's find this guy before he kills someone.