Law schools are becoming more accessible as their students become more qualified and competitive for top jobs. As a result, law school’s rankings continue to increase. And with more and more students applying to law school each year, the need for attorneys continues to grow.
The University of South Carolina School of Law has announced the faculty it will hire for the 2022-23 academic year. The list includes new faculty and current professors. The additions will expand the school’s curricular modernization. Additionally, the School of Law will increase its outreach to Alaskan students as part of a new partnership with the University of Alaska Anchorage.
The school’s signature strength is its historically progressive approach to legal education. This approach is highlighted by its commitment to the rule of law, a core value of the university. As a result, the law school has received a number of grants to support its efforts to promote the rule of law.
The Willamette University College of Law has also expanded its offerings. In addition to the 4+3 Direct Admission Program, the college has launched a new LexScholars Post-Baccalaureate program. This new program will provide students with a more individualized legal education. The class will be led by peer mentors, as well as faculty in 14 locations across the Midlands.
The School of Law has also introduced a number of new events, programs, and initiatives. One of the newest is a new children’s law center. The center will provide immersive learning simulations to teach children about the law. It will also expand the center’s efforts to protect children in South Carolina.
Another new initiative is the Rule of Law Collaborative. The group will work to promote law reform and provide resources for post-conflict countries. The center will be lead by Joel Samuels, professor of law. The group will partner with other law schools and legal professionals to support law schools in developing countries.
The school has also recently introduced its Signature Strengths initiative, which highlights the individual strengths of each law student. Through this program, each student is encouraged to develop the skills and qualities they need to succeed in the legal profession. It is also possible to earn a Certificate of Achievement in Signature Strengths, which will be renewable based on academic performance.
The school also welcomed 217 new first-year students to campus on August 17. The incoming class is a record-breaker, with more than a dozen students completing all or almost all of their classes. The class also met or exceeded all the school’s metrics from the past several years.
The School of Law is now expanding its experiential learning opportunities with the creation of a new mobile law office, Palmetto LEADER. This office will travel across the state, providing help to those in need.
And in honor of the upcoming MLK holiday, a new student scholarship has been established. The scholarship will benefit future law students. This new scholarship has been funded by an estate gift from the Konduros Fisherman Fund.