Tameika Isaac Devine (1997) was elected to the Women in Municipal Government Board of Directors.
THE CONVERSATION, 4 DEC. 2017, FEAT: PROF DEREK BLACK:
Public school funding has shrunk over the past decade. School discipline rates reached historic highs. Large achievement gaps persist. And the overall performance of our nation’s students falls well below our international peers.
These bleak numbers beg the question: Don’t students have a constitutional right to something better? Many Americans assume that federal law protects the right to education. Why wouldn’t it? All 50 state constitutions provide for education. The same is true in 170 other countries. Yet, the word “education” does not appear in the United States Constitution, and federal courts have rejected the idea that education is important enough that it should be protected anyway.
Matthew G. Quattlebaum (2011) has joined Babb & Bixler as an associate attorney.
THE CRIME REPORT, 29 NOV. 2017, FEAT: PROF. SETH STOUGHTON:
“Everyone is coming to the body camera question with a totally different take on what these tools are going to be used for,” Prof. Seth Stoughton of the University of South Carolina Law School, who specializes in the regulation of policing, told us.
“The community thinks, ‘Hey, you got this for officer-accountability reasons, but all you’re using it for is to prosecute people.’ I think that has the potential to be taken as a failure, a betrayal.”
If that’s a failure, how do you even measure success?
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that Kaitlin T. Beck (2017), Demetrius Pyburn (2017) and Clara Elizabeth “Lizzie” Weston (2017) have joined the firm. Beck and Weston are based in the firm’s Columbia office, while Pyburn is located at the Greenville office.
Allison Sullivan (2005), a partner with Bluestein Attorneys, is the new president of Injured Workers Advocates, a nonprofit association of attorneys dedicated to advancing the interests of injured workers in South Carolina.
Prof. Nathan Richardson co-authored an op-ed, “How South Carolina can turn nuclear failure into opportunity,” for The State Newspaper.
Prof. Josh Gupta-Kagan co-authored the article, “Responding to the New Title IX Guidelines” with American University’s Mary Eschelbach Hansen in Inside Higher Ed.
Attorney Michael Trask (2017) has joined Baker, Ravenel & Bender as an associate.
Elizabeth Van Doren Gray (1976) has been selected by the South Carolina Bar Foundation as the 2017 DuRant Distinguished Public Service Award recipient for meritorious service to the law and community.