Interesting article written by Daniel Peterson regarding a medical malpractice case of which Joseph Smith Jr. presided as a secular judge. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865668825/Judge-Joseph-Smith-and-the-legal-status-of-women.html
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a statement after several of their volunteers in the Russia, Samara Mission were detained by local authorities, and the incident comes after a recent change in Russian law regarding proselytizing. See Deseret News For Full Story.
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In this hilarious video the New York times transforms verbatim an actual deposition over the meaning of the word photocopier into video.
It appears that the University of South Carolina’s Law School is bursting at the seams with six LDS law students! Because of this huge influx of LDS law students the school has established a JRCLS Student Chapter.
I’m very excited for the students and hope that this is the beginning of another great student chapter.
BTW, I can’t find the webpage with a list of all JRCLS Student Chapters, anybody know where it is?
The J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University is seeking applicants for the BYU Law School Fellowship Program, commencing in the Fall 2013 Semester. A successful applicant will have a J.D. degree, an outstanding academic background, a commitment to producing influential and enduring scholarship, and a devotion to high quality teaching. Applicants may contact D. Gordon Smith directly.
The BYU Law School Fellowship Program is intended to provide promising law graduates who are preparing to enter the market for tenure-track teaching positions with an opportunity to gain teaching experience and to make substantial progress on their personal scholarly projects. Fellows will be appointed for a one-year term that is renewable for a maximum of one additional year, with the expectation that the Fellow will participate in the Association of American Law Schools faculty recruitment process during the fall of their second year. During their appointment, Fellows will teach one course each semester. The courses will be selected based on the professional goals of the Fellow and the needs of the school. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate fully in the intellectual life of the law school, including faculty workshops and conferences. It is expected that Fellows will complete one scholarly article in the first year of residence and make substantial progress on a second piece during the second year. Fellows will have at least one opportunity to present a paper in the faculty workshop series and, more generally, to receive mentoring from faculty members in preparation for the academic job market.
Fellows will receive a $50,000 stipend, health benefits, an office, secretarial support, and some funding for research support and travel.
Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Employment at BYU requires observance of Church standards.