The Los Angeles Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the St. Thomas More Society of Los Angeles are co-sponsoring a symposium on “Religious Liberty and the Law,” on Friday, November 3, 2017, from 12:00 to 5:30 pm at the Jonathan Club, located at 545 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. The symposium will feature nationally recognized scholars, practitioners, and leaders discussing topics such as the Supreme Court’s religious liberty jurisprudence, pending cases and legal trends involving issues related to religious liberty, and the impact of legal trends and future court decisions on universities and law schools with a religious mission.
The keynote speakers will be former U.S. Solicitor General Kenneth Starr and Elder Quentin L. Cook, an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Panelists during the afternoon program will include Margaret Graf, General Counsel for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback, Senior Rabbi of the Stephen Wise Temple; Bill Atkin, Associate General Counsel, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Hanna Smith, Senior Counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty; James Sonne, founding director of Stanford Law School’s Religious Liberty Clinic; Dean Gordon Smith, BYU Law School; and John Eastman, law professor at Chapman University Fowler School of Law.
You are cordially invited to attend, and are encouraged to circulate this announcement and the enclosed flyer to others who may be interested. The admission fee includes 4 hours of MCLE credit—including one hour of elimination of bias credit—as well as lunch, parking, and a post-event reception. The cost is $65 for lawyers; $35 for non-lawyers, judicial officers, and government employees; and $20 for students. Please register today by following this link: https://religiouslibertyla.eventbrite.com
The symposium will immediately precede the LA Chapter's Annual Dinner, featuring Elder Quentin L. Cook as the recipient of the Distinguished Services Award and keynote speaker. More details about the dinner, including details on purchasing individual tickets and table sponsorships are found here.