The International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University expresses its deep gratitude to the members of the Student Executive Committee for 20th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, held at the Law School in during October 6-8, 2013. The success of the Symposium each year is due in large part to the planning and performance of outstanding students from the J. Reuben Clark Law School, who not only volunteer their own time before and during the Symposium as members of this committee, but also recruit and supervise a large number of other students from the Law School and across BYU campus, all of whom make the Symposium an event unparalleled among academic symposia.
The 2013 committee members, acting under the direction of Center Coordinator Deborah Wright and Associate Director Elizabeth Clark, were divided into five teams: Michelle Jeffs and Chase Thomas coordinated and oversaw the Master Schedule of all Symposium events, including delegate schedules. Co-chairs of the Recruitment Team, Cherise Bacalski and Kia Hohia, assisted by Monica Gardner, Rachel Bennion, Shantel Talbot, and Daniel Scow, recruited, organized, and supervised dozens of student volunteers, as well as coordinating campus-wide events for Symposium delegates. Jorge Gavilanes chaired the Transportation Team, assisted by Joseph Ricks and Jason Sweat; they scheduled and coordinated the work of the volunteer drivers, and themselves spent many hours on the road, assuring that all of the 80 delegates and their companions were conducted safely to and from the airport and among the various Symposium activities in Provo and Salt Lake City. Erica Berrett as chair, with Lynn Nouri, John Anderson, and Josh Bishop assisting, supervised the concierge desk during the Symposium, overseeing the many details involved in hosting and meeting the needs of delegates and other Symposium attendees, including acting as liaison with the Hosting Committee. Natalia Peterson and Eimi Priddis as co-chairs, assisted by James Heilpern and Bryant Hinckley managed Symposium documents, including preparing the delegate directory, 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.