The Investiture Ceremony for the Honorable Donald Beatty (1979), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina was held on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. Watch the ceremony here.
Tom Boland (1979) published his memoir Private Funny Man or I Always Wanted to be a Hero in August 2016.
B.C. “Bill” Killough (1979) was chosen by The Federal Circuit Bar Association to arrange summaries of patent decision handed down by the Federal Circuit for the monthly publication Circuit Case Digest in November 2016.
Alumna Anne S. Ellefson (1979) was named the 2016 recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award in September. The award is presented annually to an outstanding alumna or alumnus who has given service to his or her fellow man beyond that required by his or her job or profession. Ellefson, a former president of the South Carolina Bar, is the Deputy General Counsel for Academic and Community Affairs for the Greenville Health System. She graduated from the university with her bachelors in 1976 before attending the School of Law.
Named for the great humanitarian and philanthropist, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award was established in 1926 and is awarded by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation.
Ernest G. Lawhorne (1979), Adams and Reese LLP, was recognized on the 2017 Best Lawyers in America list.
B.C. Killough (1979), Barnwell Whaley, was recognized on the 2017 Best Lawyers in America list.
M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. (1979), Barnwell Whaley, was named the 2017 Arbitration Lawyer of the Year for Charleston, SC and was included in the 2017 Best Lawyers in America annual list.
Donald W. Beatty (1979) will become the next chief justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina on Jan. 1, 2017, succeeding the current chief justice, Costa Pleicones (1968), who will retire. Beatty becomes only the second African American to hold the position since Reconstruction.
John S. Wilkerson (1979), Tuner Padget, was named on the Chambers USA list in May 2016.
M. Dawes Cooke, Jr., (1979), Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms LLC, was selected to be a 2016 South Carolina Super Lawyer and named the number one attorney in South Carolina in April 2016.