Christian Legal Society:
News & announcements for the week of
October 5, 1998

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Bible Study

Tuesday, October 6 at 12:00 in Room 581
Join us this Tuesday for our next study. We will be discussing the role of a Christian attorney in an adversarial system. The key scripture passages for this lesson are Acts 25-26, 1 Corinthians 6, 2 Timothy 2, and Hebrews 4:14-5:10.

The title of the book we are using is "The Advocate: A Biblical Approach to Legal Ethics," written by Mary S. Lauchli, an associate professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law. This study is an introduction to legal ethics from a biblical perspective and it seeks to prepare students to face tough ethical issues in the legal world.

Register for the CLS National Conference
This year's National Conference will be held in Lisle, Illinois on October 22-25. The topic of the conference is "Loving God With All Our Minds: The Reasonable Defense of Jesus Christ Before a Skeptical World." If you are interested in hearing well-renowned speakers and meeting judges, attorneys, and law students from all over the country then you definitely should come! But you need to act now because the registration deadline is October 7.

October 22-25

Lisle Hilton Hotel in Lisle, Illinois

How Much
For CLS student member registration is $140.00 (the fee is significantly greater for a non-member--see the becoming a member section below). Does not include hotel or meals. If you stay at the Hilton factor in $79 per night. But you can share a room with other students and split the cost. Meal plan cost is $127 for adults and $50 for children (includes 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners).

Scholarships are available for law students. E-mail Liz Ross ( or call the Law Student Ministries staff at 847-317-6987.

There is no registration charge for spouses unless they are an attorney, student, or associate member.

There is a children's program for ages 3-12. Registration fee for 1st child is $90, for 2nd child $75, 3rd child $60.

Registration by Phone or Fax
To register by phone, call the Law Student Ministries staff at 847-317-6987. To register by fax, pick up a registration bulletin from the lower level at Chicago-Kent and fill out the form. Fax the form to the Christian Legal Society at 703-642-1075.

For More Information
E-mail Liz Ross ( or call the LSM staff (847-317-6987) ASAP! Pick up an orange registration bulletin on the Christian Legal Society bulletin board on the lower level of Chicago-Kent.

Conference speakers

Ravi Zacharias
Descended from the highest caste of the Hindu priesthood, Dr. Zacharias has emerged as an internationally acclaimed Christian apologist committed to reaching the thinkers and opinion makers of society for Christ.

Phillip E. Johnson
Former law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren, Phillip Johnson is currently a law professor at the University of California, Boalt Hall, and a scholar and popular author who has taken on the Darwinian scientific establishment.

Diane Knippers
As the President of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, Diane Knippers is a passionate advocate for spiritual renewal and political reform within the church; she also directs a coalition designed to counter radical feminism in church and society.

Larry E. Moody
Larry Moody is the president of Search Ministries, an organization dedicated to equipping adults for a lifestyle of ministry and evangelism and has served for the last thirteen years as the chaplain of the Professional Golf Association Tour.

Steven T. McFarland
Steven Mc McFarland, one of the nation's leading advocates of religious liberty before Congress and federal courts, is completing his seventh year as the Director of CLS's Center for Law and Religious Freedom.

Becoming a Member of CLS
Get plugged in to a network made up of 4,000 attorneys, judges, law students, and law professors who are committed to loving and serving Christ and advocating reconciliation, justice, and religious freedom! 
Pick up a "Christian Legal Society" pamphlet on the CLS bulletin board located on the lower level of Chicago-Kent. Fill out the form and send it in. Dues for becoming a member are $25 per person. But if you join with a group of 10 or more the cost is only $10 per person.

Special Guests Coming to Chicago-Kent

U.S. Magistrate Judge Joan Lefkow will visit Chicago-Kent on Friday, October 16 at 5:30

Please join us! Judge Lefkow will be coming to visit with students and to share her reflections on faith and the practice of law.

Attorney Richard Baker will lead Bible study on Tuesday, October 20 at 12:00

Attorney Richard Baker of the firm Mauck, Bellande, and Cheely, will be visiting Chicago-Kent to lead our Tuesday Bible study on October 20. He is a member of CLS and he will be leading a lesson on biblical standards for truth-telling in the legal profession.

For more information on the Christian Legal Society, please contact Liz Ross (

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