College of Law Contributes to JRCLS Annual Conference

Nearly 800 attorneys and law students attended the 2010 J. Reuben Clark Law Society Conference, which was held Febuary 11-13 at the University of Utah LDS Institute of Religion. Approximately 70 students from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law attended, as did Dean Hiram Chodosh and four faculty members. The College of Law also cosponsored the opening day reception. The J. Reuben Clark Law Society is an international society for attorneys and students affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Conference provided the College of Law with a tangible opportunity to demonstrate its support of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and its alumni and students who are members of the organization.

The College of Law contributed greatly to the Conference’s success. Michael Lundberg, a 3L who chairs the College of Law’s student chapter, was one of the student chairs of the Conference and conducted the Thursday night opening fireside with Elder Lance Wickman, the General Counsel of the LDS Church. Dean Chodosh and Professor Christian Johnson were involved in the formulation of the Conference’s theme “Service for Good Through Law” and helped develop several parts of the conference.

In his introduction, Chodosh welcomed the participants to the University of Utah and introduced Michael Young, President of the University and law school faculty member, who provided opening remarks. Chodosh also developed and participated in the mediation panel titled “The Legitimate Lawyer: Mediation, Negotiation and Other Peacemaking Skills for the Greater Good.”  Additionally, Professors Lincoln Davies and Sanne Knudsen participated in the panel titled “Balancing Good in the Use and Preservation of Natural Resources.”

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