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BYU Law Wins at International Moot Court Competition

A team of BYU Law Students took first place in the international Moot Court competition in Law & Religion, held 6-7 March 2019 in Bologna, Italy.  For this annual competition, teams from within and outside Europe argue a case before either or both the European Court of Human Rights and the Supreme Court of the United States, judged by scholars and actual judges from both jurisdictions sitting as judges of the two Courts. Our BYU team – Madison Moss, Shelise Rupp, and Kyra Woods – argued before the SCOTUS judges Justice Michael Wilkins (Utah Supreme Court, ret.), Professor Frank Ravitch, and Attorney Alan Sullivan.  (For a description of this year’s Case, see this page.)  Congratulations to this outstanding team!

4th CRL Rights Commission National Consultative Conference

Professor Brett Scharffs, Director of the BYU International Center for Law and Religion addressed the CRL Commission’s 4th National Consultative Conference held in Pretoria South Africa 25 February 2019. The Conference, which is held every five years, will chart the course for the next five-year term of The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission). The CRL Right Commission is currently grappling with bringing order in the religious sector, which is confronted by a rising tide of abuses of congregants by illicit pastors and mushroom Churches in the name of religion.  More …

Summer Research Fellows for 2019

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies is pleased to announce the 2019 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,   More …

Student Management Board 2018-2019

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies is pleased to announce the Student Management Board for 2018-2019. Members of the board are chosen based on their interest in law and religion and their skills in writing, research, editing, and languages. Throughout the school year Board Members participate in research, writing and editing projects, conferences, and other assignments with the Center. The 2018-2019 Board Members are  More …

Summer Research Fellows for 2018

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies is pleased to announce the 2018 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 More …

The 2018 Student Meritorious Service Awards

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies presented 12 third year law students with Meritorious Service Awards at the annual Barrister’s Ball and Awards Banquet. Held at the Provo Marriott on March 29, 2018, the Barrister’s Ball is an opportunity for the BYU Law School to recognize students and faculty for outstanding achievement.  Students were selected based on their dedicated service to the Center and the cause of religious freedom.  More …