JRCLS and ICRLS Join to Sponsor Religious Freedom Initiative

The DC Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and its affiliated student chapters have joined with the International Center for Law and Religion Studies to sponsor a Religious Freedom Initiative, beginning with an Award Dinner held 7 October 2010 in the Historic Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Office Building on Capitol Hill. The dinner featured the presentation of the Society’s first International Religious Liberty Award to Senator Joseph Lieberman and also the announcement of the awards for the 2010 religious liberty student writing competition. Notable guests attending the Awards Dinner included Von Keetch of the law firm Kirton & McConkie;Eric Rassbach, National Litigation Director for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty; W. Cole Durham, Jr., Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University; Mark E. Chopko of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP;Senator Bob Bennett of Utah; and Dean James R. Rasband of the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

The Religious Freedom Initiative will conclude with a Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition hosted by the Clark Society’s George Washington University student chapter in February 2011.