Holley-Walker and Kuo recognized for excellence in education by USC

The School of Law at the University of South Carolina continues to grow its reputation as one of the best places to receive a legal education. One of the keys to its success has been its faculty, who continue making a name for themselves both in South Carolina and nationally.

On April 30, two professors were chosen from among all USC professors to receive distinguished awards during the university’s annual faculty awards ceremony.

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Associate Dean Danielle Holley-Walker with USC President Harris Pastides (left) and USC Provost Dr. Michael D. Amiridis.

Associate Dean Danielle Holley-Walker was honored with the 2014 USC Educational Foundation Outstanding Service Award for her leadership and tireless efforts at the university and in her community. She is an active member of the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council, serves on the advisory board of City Year Columbia, and was recently selected as one of The State Newspaper’s 20 under 40, recognizing the next wave of young leaders. As a Liberty Fellow, Holley-Walker created the USC Law Middle School Mentoring Program, a pipeline program designed to inspire middle schools to pursue higher education, and hopefully a career in law.

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Professor Susan Kuo with USC President Harris Pastides (left) and USC Provost Dr. Michael D. Amiridis.

Professor Susan Kuo received the 2014 Michael J. Mungo Graduate Teaching Award, which is the top graduate teaching award given by the university. She has twice been selected by law school student body as the Outstanding Faculty Member (2008 & 2010) and this year also received the Best Classroom Teacher Award. Also in 2014, she received the Outstanding Faculty Publication Award from the law school for her article, “Disaster Tradeoffs: The Doubtful Case for Public Necessity,” published in the Boston College Law Review. Kuo was also one of only twenty-six professors chosen nationwide to be profiled in the book “What the Best Law Teachers Do,” published by the Harvard University Press.  In fact, this June, Kuo will be a presenter at the “What the Best Law Teachers Do: Educators in Action” conference, held at Northwestern Law.




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