Throughout its 150-year history, the University of South Carolina School of Law has welcomed new students to the law school, provided a variety of resources, and developed programs that improve student outcomes. This year’s incoming class ranks among the most academically talented in the history of the school. This class will be led by faculty in 14 locations across the Midlands.
The school’s Adopt-a-Teacher program supports local teachers. The school has also launched a number of initiatives, including a Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, a Veterans Legal Clinic, and a Children’s Law Center. Each has a goal of improving the way the state protects children.
The School of Law’s newest home includes state-of-the-art technology, a grand building, and brand-new classrooms. The library will be closed for the moving process. However, the new home will be open for tours during the next few months. It will also be the venue for the School of Law’s 150th anniversary celebration. During this time, a number of alumni will be honored.
Alysja Carlisle, who was awarded a scholarship to attend South Carolina Law, established a scholarship for future law students. The school has also received a $1.035 million donation from the Konduros Fisherman Fund.
The school is welcoming 217 new first-year students on August 17. This is one of the most academically talented classes in the school’s history. During the commencement exercises, the school will recognize outstanding achievements in the upcoming academic year. During the ceremony, Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito of the United States Supreme Court will deliver a keynote address. Other speakers include Dean William Hubbard, a national leader on rule of law, and I.S. Leevy Johnson, an alumnus who made history as the first African-American woman to teach at the University of South Carolina School of Law.
The School of Law is also announcing the newest faculty members to join the law school for the upcoming academic year. These individuals will help South Carolina Law continue to be a leading regional legal program. These faculty members will help students develop the skills needed to achieve their goals.
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The School of Law is also partnering with the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust & Estates Law Journal to celebrate its 150th anniversary. The symposium will include a trip to the site of the Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council case.