In an emotional tribute at a meeting held in conjunction with the 20th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium in Provo in October 2013, Director Cole Durham of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies expressed the Center’s heartfelt thanks to Dean Scott Cameron and his wife, Christine, for extraordinarily devoted service over many years, to the Center and to the cause of religious freedom. “I just have to say that Scott has been, in many ways, the heart of the Law school,” said Professor Durham. “I don’t think there’s anyone who has taken a more holistic view of law students and of the legal community.”
Scott Cameron most recently served the Law School as Associate Dean of External Relations. He served as the Center’s Development Committee Chair between 2008 and 2011, and he has been from the beginning of the Center’s formal organization in 2000, and before that as Cole Durham’s treasured colleague and advisor, an enthusiastic supporter of the work to secure and preserve religious freedom for all people worldwide. Among many other contributions they have made to the Center, Scott and Chris were instrumental in helping to develop the hosting dimension that makes the Annual Symposium such a remarkable event.
Invited to be a member of the charter class (1973-1976) of the J. Reuben Clark Law School, Scott Cameron was invited to joined the Law School faculty in 1989 as Dean of Admissions, a position he held until his call in 2001 to serve as Mission President for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Now, after 24 years of remarkable service, including playing foundational roles in establishing the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the Clark Memorandum, Dean Cameron has accepted a call to direct the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors’ Center.