Symposium 2012: Student Executive Committee

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies is pleased to recognize the Student Executive Committee for the Nineteenth Annual International Law and Religion Symposium. The success of the Symposium each year is due in large part to the planning and performance of these outstanding students from the J. Reuben Clark Law School, under the direction of Center Associate Director Elizabeth Clark and Coordinator Deborah Wrigh.

The committee members were divided into five teams: Cecily Couture and Michelle Jeffs coordinated and oversaw the Master Schedule of all Symposium events, including delegate schedules. Josh Bishop, Chris Pieper, and Cherise Bacalski recruited, organized, and supervised dozens of student volunteers from the law school and across BYU campus, as well as coordinating campus-wide events for Symposium delegates. Justin CaplinJames Egan and Jorge Gavilanes scheduled and coordinated the work of the volunteer drivers, and themselves spent many hours on the road, assuring that all delegates are conducted safely to and from the airport and among the various Symposium activities in Provo and Salt Lake City. Brandon Bastian and Erica Berrett supervised the concierge desk during the Symposium and oversaw the many details involved in hosting and meeting the needs of delegates and other Symposium attendees, including acting as liaison with the Hosting Committee. Rachel Snow, Natalia Peterson, and Eimi Priddis mannaged Symposium documents, including gathering delegate presentations and distributing them to translators, compiling the moderator packets, preparing documents for publication, and many other details of the Symposium “paperwork” before, during, and after the event.

The Center staff express deep gratitude to these students, who took on these demanding tasks in addition to their law school schedules through the first half of fall semester.