Summer Research Fellows for 2020

Back row (left to right): Tom Withers, Brock Mason, Karissa Hilton, Jui-Chieh Tsai, Jaden Cowdin, Jordan Phair; front row: Marianna Richardson, Reece Barker, Kimberley Farnsworth, Rachel Johnson, Leah Blake, Abigail Wadley, Tanner Hafen, Lauren Malner

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies is pleased to announce the 2020 Summer Research Fellows. Each year the Center invites outstanding students to spend the summer between their first and second years at J. Reuben Clark Law School in externships with offices of the Area Legal Counsels of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in many parts of the world and at the General Counsel’s office in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition to this work, the Fellows participate in Center research, writing, and publishing projects. In 2020, travel plans were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many externs completed their externships remotely. All externs participated in research projects with the Center.

The 2020 Student Research Fellows and their assignments:

Reece Barker: Accra, Ghana

Leah Blake: Frankfurt, Germany

Jaden Cowdin: Salt Lake City, Utah

Kimberley Farnsworth: Lima, Peru

Morgan Farnsworth: Moscow, Russia

Tanner Hafen: Auckland, New Zealand

Karissa Hilton: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Rachel Johnson: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lauren Malner: Moscow, Russia

Brock Mason: Frankfurt, Germany

Jordan Phair: Johannesburg, South Africa

Marianna Richardson: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Jui-Chieh Tsai: Salt Lake City, Utah

Abigail Wadley: Salt Lake City, Utah

Tom Withers: Salt Lake City, Utah