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March 2017

@UofSCLaw Legal IT Seminar:
“Digital Forensics 101”

March 2 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
University of South Carolina School of Law, 701 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208 United States
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MAR. 2, 2017: In today’s world, digital devices are generating massive amounts of data. This large amount of data must be properly handled and analyzed in a specific manner to ensure the integrity of the data. The science of Digital Forensics is very complex and can be overwhelming if the basics are not understood. The course will provide an overview of digital forensic terminology, concepts, and case examples that will be helpful for attorneys to handle their cases more effectively.…

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2017 Knowlton Lecture

March 23 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
University of South Carolina School of Law, 701 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208 United States
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MAR. 23, 2017: "Freedom of Speech and the Modern University," is the topic of the 2017 Charles W. Knowlton Law & Liberal Arts Lecture.  The lecture will be delivered by Robert Post, dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, who will discuss how university policies are changing the way faculty, staff, and students exercise their first amendment rights.  The Knowlton Visiting Scholar program brings together faculty and students from various departments to promote interdisciplinary discussion…

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2017 BLSA Banquet

March 30 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
USC Alumni Center, 900 Senate Street
Columbia, 29201 United States
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MARCH 30, 2017: The Honorable Matthew J. Perry Chapter of the Black Law Students Association cordially invites you to the 2017 BLSA Banquet. All are welcome to attend and help the chapter celebrate diversity at the School of Law. This year's guest speaker is Danielle Holley-Walker, dean of the Howard University School of Law. Tickets are $30 for BLSA dues paying members, and $40 for the general public. They may be purchased here through March 14. No tickets will be available…

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April 2017

@UofSClaw Rule of Law Collaborative Symposium

April 7 @ 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
University of South Carolina School of Law, 701 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208 United States
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January 2015 protest in Seattle. (Photo: Scott Lum via Flickr) APRIL 7, 2017: On April 7, the University of South Carolina Rule of Law Collaborative (ROLC) will host a symposium at the School of Law: Bridging the Divide: African-American Communities and Law Enforcement. The symposium looks to heal the relationship between communities and the officers that serve them, exploring whether restorative justice mechanisms, specifically Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, would help unify the two groups. The ROLC welcomes experts from all areas…

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@UofSCLaw 25th Annual Compleat Lawyer Awards Ceremony

April 25 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Capstone Conference Center + Google Map

APRIL 25, 2017: Join us as we celebrate the best of our profession! The Compleat Lawyer Awards were established in 1992 to recognize alumni for outstanding civic and professional accomplishments. Recipients are individuals who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and exemplify the highest standards of professional competence, ethics and integrity.     Learn more about the Compleat Lawyer Awards.      

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September 2017

@UofSCLaw Legal IT Seminar:
“Identity Theft”

September 28 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Karen J. Williams Courtroom + Google Map

SEPT. 28, 2017: The purpose of the CLE will be to inform attorneys of the basics of Identity Theft, what it is, how it affects those victimized by it (law firms have fallen victim to Identity Theft), a quick overview of the laws that are driven by it, and where all this is heading. Attorneys are under special requirements to maintain a high level of client security and personal responsibility for the technology in use in their practices. Failure to…

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October 2017

@UofSCLaw Legal IT Seminar:
“Rethinking Trust and Verification: Uses for Blockchains in the Practice of Law”

October 12 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Karen J. Williams Courtroom + Google Map

OCT. 12, 2017: All transactions, whether the transfer of funds, the sale of real and personal property, or otherwise, rely on trust and verification. And transactions traditionally require a bank, an escrow agent, or other trusted third party to ensure that trust and verification. But what if a technology system could replace the third-party’s role so that any two people could contract directly with one another? Blockchains (also called distributed ledger systems) may soon offer validation in a number of…

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@UofSCLaw Legal IT Seminar:
“Breach Response: Be Prepared or Face the Consequences”

October 26 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Karen J. Williams Courtroom + Google Map

OCT. 26, 2017 | SPEAKER: Karen Randall, founder and chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice, co-chair of the Professional Liability practice, and a senior trial counsel at Connell Foley One can hardly turn on the news these days without hearing about the latest victim of a cyber-attack. The legal profession is not immune from the threat of a costly cyber breach. Cybersecurity is one of the biggest risks that law firms face today. Law firms are attractive targets…

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November 2017

@UofSCLaw Legal IT Seminar:
“Cybersecurity at Warp Speed for the Legal Profession”

November 9 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Karen J. Williams Courtroom + Google Map

NOV. 9, 2017 | SPEAKER: Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a digital forensics, managed IT service provider and cybersecurity firm in Fairfax, Virginia. Lawyers have an ethical duty to be competent and to keep their client data confidential. Clients too want to keep their confidential data protected. All too often, information security is not prioritized by law firms. It costs money to protect data and businesses frequently resist budgeting for security, even though an ounce of…

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@UofSCLaw Legal IT Seminar:
“Cybersecurity, It’s Not Always Cyber”

November 16 @ 8:00 AM
Karen J. Williams Courtroom + Google Map

NOV. 16, 2017: Many times when we hear the word cybersecurity, we wonder where to start; firewalls, strong passwords, malicious actors, ransomware, and encryption.  As we attempt to protect our networks from the complex and changing technologies, we can easily overlook the physical aspect. According to research by the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), after reviewing 1,800 instances of reported data breach from 2005 to 2016, 71.1% were not a result of hacking, but more attributed to personnel and…

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