Scott E. Isaacson

A shaping force behind the conception and formation of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Scott E. Isaacson at present serves the Center as Regional Advisor for Latin America. He is a Member of the Latin American Consortium for Religious Liberty (Consorcio Latinoamericano de Libertad Religiosa) and a shareholder in the Law Firm of Kirton & McConkie, where he is a member of the International Law Section with a practice focusing on international commercial transactions and international law for not-for-profit organizations. From 1998 through 2004 he served as International Legal Counsel, Office of General Counsel, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, supervising all Church legal work in South America, managing international real estate acquisitions and construction, complex litigation and international arbitration, international tax compliance for not-for-profit organizations, government relations, and legal implementation of new programs. Previous to this appointment Mr. Isaacson was with the firms of King & Isaacson, P.C., Salt Lake City, Utah, and Davis Graham & Stubbs, Salt Lake City and Denver, Colorado. The author of numerous scholarly publications, Mr. Isaacson is a graduate of Brigham Young University magna cum laude in English. A Hinckley Scholar during his undergraduate years, he was one of those extremely rare persons who achieved a perfect score on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), after which he entered the BYU Law School, where he was J. Reuben Clark Scholar, Law Review Note and Comment Editor, and research and writing assistant to Dean Rex E. Lee.