Ebert named editor-in-chief of SC Journal of International Law & Business

Martin A. Ebert, a second-year student, was selected as editor-in-chief of the 12th volume of the South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business. “I am honored to have been selected as editor-in- chief,” Ebert said. “I look forward to another great year and to continuing the growth of the journal.” Born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, […]

USC School of Law announces 2015 Compleat Lawyer Award recipients

Nine alumni from the School of Law at the University of South Carolina have been named recipients of the 2015 Compleat Lawyer Awards. Established in 1992, the Compleat Lawyer Award is the School of Law’s highest recognition of professional achievement and civic leadership by the school’s alumni. Because award recipients are nominated by other lawyers and […]

Cherry named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Jaclyn A. Cherry, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, was named associate dean for academic affairs in October. Cherry had been serving as interim associate dean since mid-July. “I am pleased that Jackie has agreed to serve as our associate dean for academic affairs, and I know that everyone […]

Celebrating Constitution Day

The University of South Carolina and the USC School of Law will be hosting several events to celebrate Constitution Day, which commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution.   Aziz Rana, associate professor of law at Cornell University, will speak on the modern rise of constitutional veneration. Rana is an award-winning author who has penned […]

Hubbard sworn in as president of the American Bar Association

William C. Hubbard, a 1977 alumnus of the University of South Carolina School of Law, was sworn in as president of the American Bar Association on August 11 at the organization’s annual meeting in Boston. He spent the past year as the ABA’s president-elect and was chair of the ABA’s House of Delegates from 2008-2010. […]

Jaclyn Cherry named interim associate dean for academic affairs

Jaclyn Cherry, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, has been selected to serve as interim associate dean for academic affairs beginning July 16.  The appointment comes as the School of Law bids farewell to Danielle Holley-Walker, who served in this position for the past three years, and is leaving […]

USC School of Law announces 2014 Compleat Lawyer Award recipients

Nine alumni from the School of Law at the University of South Carolina have been named recipients of the 2014 Compleat Lawyer Awards. Established in 1992, the Compleat Lawyer Award is the School of Law’s highest recognition of professional achievement and civic leadership by the school’s alumni. USC Law Dean Robert M. Wilcox says because […]

2014SCLRSymposium-EmailGraphicWill non-lawyers soon be allowed to provide certain legal services? They might if one of the key conclusions from a recent report by the ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education is implemented.

The report, released in January, will be the focus of the South Carolina Law Review Symposium Feb. 27 – 28 at the University of South Carolina School of Law. The symposium will explore why law schools and the legal profession must make changes – and what those changes should be – to keep up with the evolving marketplace for legal education and legal services delivery.

Titled “On Task? Expanding the Boundaries of Legal Education,” the symposium will take place in the law school’s auditorium.

The symposium will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday with a panel discussion in response to the Task Force’s report and a keynote address by Jim Silkenat, president of the American Bar Association and partner at Sullivan & Worcester LLP in New York. Silkenat will discuss the legal profession and future of legaleducation and its impact on law schools, corporate counsel and private attorneys. USC board of trustee, alumnus and ABA president-elect William Hubbard will introduce Silkenat and offer his views on the future of legal education.

Thursday’s keynote address is free and open to the public and all symposium events are free to USC students and faculty.  Advanced registration online is required.

Friday’s sessions, which take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will focus on proposals outlined in the Task Force’s recent report and law schools’ responses to changing markets within—and outside of—the law curriculum. Panels also will address the changing expectations of law firms and clients, new platforms in the delivery of legal services, the growing demand for information management by corporate clients, and the promises and challenges of limited licensing.

The symposium will feature an impressive array of panelists and speakers, including the chief justice of the Washington Supreme Court and the ABA’s managing director of accreditation and legal education.

Participants include:

  • Elizabeth Chambliss, USC professor of law and director of the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism
  • Steve Crossland, chairman of the Washington Supreme Court Limited License Legal Technician Board
  • Barry Currier, managing director of accreditation and legal education, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Richard Granat, co-director and faculty member at Florida Coastal School of Law’s Center for Law Practice Technology
  • Neil Hamilton, professor of law and director of the University of St. Thomas School of Law’s Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions
  • Renee Knake, professor of law and co-director of Michigan State University College of Law’s Kelly Institute of Ethics and the Legal Profession
  • Stephanie Kimbro, director of the Center of Law Practice Technology, founder of Curo Legal, and attorney at Burton Law, LLC
  • Paula Littlewood, executive director of the Washington State Bar Association
  • Hon. Barbara Madsen, chief justice of the Washington Supreme Court
  • John Martin, partner and practice leader of Nelson Mullins Encompass at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
  • Erica Moeser, president of the National Conference of Bar Examiners
  • Lisa Rohrer, executive director of executive education and the Case Development Initiative at Harvard Law School
  • Rebecca Sandefur, Assoc. Professor of Sociology and Law & Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology, University of Illinois and Faculty Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Ronald Staudt, professor of law and director of Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Center for Access to Justice and Technology
  • David Yellen, dean and professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law

The symposium is approved by the S.C. Bar for 9.25 CLE credits, including 3.25 hours of ethics credit. The fee for practitioners who register by Feb. 24 is $75. Registration after Feb. 24 is $100. A discount is available for practicing government employees, USC law alumni and those not seeking CLE credit.

For more information and to register online, go to the South Carolina Law Review website. Questions should be directed to Kara Grevey and Robert Osborne, symposium editors, at 803-777-5874 or via email at symposium@sclawreview.org.

Press contact: Peggy Binette at 803-777-7704 or peggy@mailbox.sc.edu.

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USC Law Students and Richland County Bar Association Partner to Provide Area Veterans with Free Legal Assistance

South Carolina veterans in need of legal help filing or appealing a benefits claim with the US Department of Veterans Affairs will soon be getting just that, thanks to a partnership between the Richland County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (RCBA YLD), and the Service Members and Veterans in Law (SVL), a student organization of […]