The success of the International Law and Religion Symposium each year is due in large part to the planning and performance of a group of outstanding students from the BYU Law School who, acting under the direction of Center Associate Director Elizabeth Clark, serve as members of the Student Executive Committee. The Center is honored to announce the Committee for the 23nd Annual International Law and Religion Symposium:
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Cara Duchene was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is a third year BYU Law student. During high school, she went on service missions to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Juneau, Alaska through a non-denominational church, and later served a Spanish-speaking full-time mission in Houston, TX for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She graduated with honors from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and published an honors thesis entitled…
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Laura Shrum is from Salt Lake City, Utah. She received an International Baccalaureate Diploma from West High School, which sparked her interest in international politics and issues. She graduated from the University of Utah with Bachelor degrees in History and Political Science and a Masters degree in Political Science majoring in Comparative Politics. Laura has studied abroad at the University of Cambridge, worked at Walt Disney World, and interned in Washington D.C. Laura enjoyed volunteering…
Jessica Farnsworth is second-year BYU Law student from Provo, Utah. She graduated from BYU with a degree in Middle East Studies/Arabic. Before graduating she served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Thailand and studied abroad in Amman, Jordan. She loves learning about people through studying languages, politics, and religions, and traveling around the world. She is interested in human rights and comparative law. Working as a Student Fellow for the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, and completing an internship in Hong Kong during summer 2016 was a dream come true for her as she was able to return to Asia and research religious freedom issues. She joins the Master Schedule Team of the Symposium 2016 Student Executive Committee and will serve on the 2016-2017 Student Management Board.
McKenna Mills grew up in Queen Creek, Arizona. She attended Arizona State University and graduated summa cum laude with degrees in History and Culture, Communications, and Global Studies. She loves to travel and learn about other cultures and recently spent a summer in South Korea teaching English to grade school children. McKenna is currently a law student at the J. Reuben Clark Law School and is interested in religious and human right issues around the world and hopes to…
Tye Christensen was born in Decatur, Alabama. Although his family moved around while growing up, he claims Idaho Falls, Idaho as his home. He attended Brigham Young University – Idaho (BYU-I) for a semester before serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Londrina, Brazil. Upon his return, Tye continued pursuing his degree at BYU-I in International Studies. In 2013 he participated in a semester study abroad program in Jerusalem, Israel. He…
Jacob Crump was born and raised in Lehi, Utah, as the second oldest child of Stan and Holly Crump. Following his graduation from Lehi High School in 2008, he served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Republic of Fiji, where he developed a love of Polynesian languages, culture, and food. After his mission, Jacob graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Linguistics and a minor in Rhetoric and Writing. He was a 2016 ICLRS Student Fellow. Most of his interests in law lie in first amendment questions and issues dealing with civil rights. In his free time, Jacob loves hiking, camping, canyoneering, disc golfing, running, reading, and being a favorite uncle to his niece and nephews.
Reed Adlish was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Santiago, Chile where he developed a great love for the people and culture of Latin America. Upon returning from his mission, he attended Brigham Young University, where he majored in Economics and Spanish, with a special interest in economic development issues worldwide. He worked at the Missionary Training Center teaching Spanish, where he was able to further his interests in Latin America and religious issues in general. He is excited to continue his work with the people of Latin America. In his free time, Reed enjoys watching and playing any kind of sport, reading, and traveling. Reed was a 2016 ICLRS Student Fellow, working for part of the summer in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Michael Goodrich grew up in Lindon, Utah and decided to go to law school while attending Pleasant Grove High School. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Baltimore, Maryland, and returned home to study history of religion and philosophy at BYU. He is fascinated by the many religions of the world and loves to learn about other cultures. He was very excited to be accepted to the J. Reuben Clark Law School because of the International…
Bradley Rebeiro is from Los Angeles, California. He received a Bachelor degree in Political Science with an emphasis in political philosophy, and a Minor in Spanish from Brigham Young University. Bradley has studied abroad in Mexico at Universidad Modelo, and has toured many areas of the U.S. attending philosophy conferences. He served on the 2015 Symposium Executive Committee and joins us again this year.
Joshua Prince was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Upon graduating high school, he enrolled in Brigham Young University. After a year of study, he served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Donetsk, Ukraine. In Ukraine, Joshua developed a deep love for both the Ukrainian people and the Russian language that he spoke. Upon returning to BYU, he continued his study of the Russian language, ultimately earning a BA in Russian. During his time at BYU, he received several awards in national contests for written Russian. He was married in February 2013, and he and his wife are the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl. He has a deep respect for the goals of the ICLRS, and hopes that he can continue the work of religious freedom during his time with the Center.
Andee DeVore is proud to call the beautiful desert landscape of Saint George, Utah, her home. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2013 with a bachelors degree in public health and international development. While completing her degree, Andee conducted research for the Reproductive and Child Health Alliance in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and acted as a volunteer and public health coordinator for an NGO, Sustain Haiti. Since coming to law school, Andee has fostered a passion…
John Sellers is a third-year law student at J. Reuben Clark Law School. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and completed his undergraduate studies at California State University, Long Beach in Political Science with a minor in Spanish. During that time, John also served a two-year volunteer mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Puerto Rico and the Netherland Antilles. John’s interest in Law and Religion grew as he worked on his undergraduate honors…
Kaleb Brimhall was raised in Taylor, Arizona by parents who taught him the paramount nature of constitutional freedoms, especially the freedom of religion. From 1999 to 2001 Kaleb served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines. Kaleb graduated from Arizona State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. For the past 12 years Kaleb has worked in engineering, executive leadership, and compliance for water and electric utility companies in Arizona and Colorado. He married his best friend in 2004, and they have been blessed with four amazing children. Kaleb’s primary purpose for attending law school is to gain the skills and knowledge he needs to better defend the constitutional rights of all people, especially in regard to religious freedom. Kaleb was a 2016 Student Research Fellow for the International Center for Law and Religion Studies.
Nate Kinghorn is the oldest of ten children. He grew up in the small town of Sugar City, Idaho. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Peru, Lima South Mission and fell in love with the people, culture, and cuisine of Peru. Upon returning from his mission he resumed school at BYU-Idaho, where he enjoyed participating in and serving in leadership positions of many campus organizations. He received a bachelors degree in Communication, with an emphasis in Organizational and Interpersonal Communication, and a minor in Business. He graduated magna cum laude and received the Gordon B. Hinckley communicator award. While at school, he worked as a legal assistant for Breck Barton & Associates in Rexburg, Idaho, where he became interested in law. He met and married Tawny Tanner and they have two beautiful children. He was an ICLRS Student Fellow in 2016 working in Peru. Nate enjoys spending time with family, friends, playing any sport, reading, and being in the outdoors.
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Scott Ludlow was raised in Modesto, California and Atlanta, Georgia. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bangalore, India. Afterwards, he graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Economics and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. Scott performed in The Decameron, and Baby With the Bathwater, and stage-managed Prometheus Unbound as an undergrad. He was selected as a Student Fellow with the…
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Cami Schiel grew up in Seattle, WA. She traveled all around Europe with nursing internships in France, Finland, and Russia before graduating from BYU as a Registered Nurse. She worked as a nurse at Provo Rehabilitation and Nursing and the Utah State Hospital before returning to BYU. She is currently in her third year of a joint degree in law and business. She plans to use her JD/MBA to improve healthcare processes. She has interned with Intermountain Health Care gaining…
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Elizabeth MacLachlan was born in Saskatchewan, Canada and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Rapid City, South Dakota. Elizabeth is a second-year law student at J. Reuben Clark Law School. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Family Life, where she co-authored a paper entitled “The Power of Prayer in Transforming Individuals and Marital Relationships: A Qualitative Examination of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Families,” published in Review of Religious Research. Elizabeth’s love of learning about world cultures and religions brought her to travel to Jordan and Israel during her undergraduate studies. This summer she interned at the law firm Matheson in Dublin, Ireland, where she worked in the firm’s International Corporate department. Elizabeth enjoys playing violin, creating artwork, and reading fantasy and science fiction novels.
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David Headley is a second-year law student from Phoenix, Arizona. He is the youngest child of George and Clara Jo Headley. David served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where he developed a deep love for the Brazilian people and Portuguese language. After his mission, David graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in Economics and a minor in Finance. This past summer he had the opportunity to return to his beloved Brazil, completing an externship for Veirano Advogados. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, golfing, coaching baseball, and spending time with loved ones. David is grateful for the opportunity to be a member of the Student Executive Committee, and hopes to work with religious freedom for the remainder of his life.