J. Reuben Clark Society

Pepperdine Law


Carson Bennett

Faculty Advisor



Mission and Purposes

The mission and purposes of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society ("Law Society") are to promote high moral and professional standards in the legal profession and service to society. In fulfilling its mission, the Law Society is guided by the philosophy, personal example, and values of its namesake, J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Those values include: (1) public service, (2) loyalty to the rule of law as exemplified by the United States Constitution, and (3) appreciation for the religious dimension in society and in a lawyer's personal life.

To accomplish this mission, the Law Society will: (1) promote the formation of local chapters around the world that meet regularly to further the standards of the Law Society, (2) encourage its members to regard the practice of law as a public trust from which compensation may be accepted but as to which service to the courts, clients and society will always be paramount, (3) promote and protect the rule of just law, (4) provide local chapters with opportunities for continuing dialogue on legal topics of significance, and (5) where appropriate, assist the Law School to achieve and maintain a position of eminence among the law schools of the world.