The purpose and mission of the Ohio State J. Reuben Clark Law Society (JRCLS) affirms the strength brought to the study of law by a law student’s personal religious conviction. The Society strives, through public service and diligence in the study of law, to promote fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law.
The Student Chapter is guided by the philosophy, personal example, and values of its namesake, J. Reuben Clark, Jr. As a Columbia University law student, then later as a U.S. State Department Solicitor and the Undersecretary of State, J. Reuben Clark demonstrated the following values: (1) public service, (2) loyalty to the rule of law, and (3) appreciation for the religious dimension in society and in a law student’s personal life.
Membership in the JRCLS is multi-faith and open to all currently enrolled law students who share in the goals, ideals and values of the Law Society.
The JRCLS sponsors seminars, discussion groups and social activities, covering a broad range of topics, but with a particular focus on the role of religion in a lawyer’s life.