USC Law celebrates 50th volume of the ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal

The ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal, which boasts the nation’s second largest circulation for a scholarly legal journal, publishes its 50th volume this spring. It also celebrates 25 years of calling the University of South Carolina School of Law its home. The pride and enthusiasm shown by the student editorial board demonstrates the […]

Andrew M. Rawl named Editor in Chief of the South Carolina Law Review’s 67th Volume

The South Carolina Law Review has named Andrew M. Rawl as editor in chief of the journal’s 67th volume. Rawl officially begins his term on April 1, 2015, but will begin reviewing article submissions and selecting his board immediately. “Being named editor in chief is a huge honor. I am so fortunate to be surrounded […]

Mock Trial Team Wins TYLA Regional Competition

The University of South Carolina School of Law Mock Trial team claimed another victory on Feb. 1, 2015. Third-year students Monica Bracey and Steven Luckie and second-year Morgan Barham, along with teams from 14 law schools in North and South Carolina and Georgia, competed in the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) Region 5 National Trial […]

Law students celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” These are the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. that members of the Honorable Matthew J. Perry chapter of the Black Law Students Association took to heart in their celebration of the King Holiday. The student members started their celebration of […]

Victory at the Carolinas Invitational Mock Trial Tournament

After completing five trials in only two and a half days, University of South Carolina School of Law students Alexa Kluska, Bruce Burk, Monica Bracey and Phylicia Woods took first place at the third annual Carolinas Invitational Mock Trial Competition in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Mock Trial Bar won unanimously in both the semifinal and […]

Members of the USC Federalist Society chapter, Chris Hampton ('15), Ashley Kemp ('15), Lawson Cheek ('15), John Kornegay ('15), Adam Morgan ('15), Jake Rea ('15), Alex Winston ('14), Samantha Wilder ('15), and Harry Dixon ('16), accept their award from former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey (2007-2009).

Members of the USC Federalist Society chapter, Chris Hampton (’15), Ashley Kemp (’15), Lawson Cheek (’15), John Kornegay (’15), Adam Morgan (’15), Jake Rea (’15), Alex Winston (’14), Samantha Wilder (’15), and Harry Dixon (’16), accept their award from former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey (2007-2009).

The University of South Carolina School of Law’s Federalist Society won its first Feddie Award at the Federalist Society’s Annual Student Symposium in Gainesville, Fla., on March 8. Out of more than 200 law schools represented, the USC Law chapter received the “Alexander Hamilton Most Improved Chapter,” one of only four awards available.

“We have worked very hard this year, and it is always nice when someone recognizes your hard work,” said the organization’s president, Alex Winston. “We won for most improved, but I still see a lot of room for improvement. I really think next year’s leadership can further strengthen our presence in the USC Law community.”

The other three winners were Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, and the Barry University School of Law.

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 […]