New building attracts more than 700 alums for annual BBQ

On June 14, hundreds of University of South Carolina School of Law alumni and their guests visited the new law school building for the 2017 Law Alumni Barbecue. It was the first event held at 1525 Senate St., drawing more than 700 people.

Tents were set up in front of the Senate Street entrance, providing shade from the summer sun. Barbecue was provided by Ben Bruner ’08, Robert Goings ’06, and Gibbs Leaphart, Jr. ’04. In addition to the barbecue, smoked on-site, delicious sides of coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, cucumber salad, baked beans and chicken were available. Rhodes Bailey ’07 and his band, Whiskey Tango Revue, were also in attendance, providing entertainment for the evening.

Inside, student ambassadors and faculty and staff were stationed around the building, helping to direct alumni as they moved through a self-guided tour. Each of the courtrooms, classrooms, the library, and office facilities were open for guests to explore.

A big thank you to everyone who helped make the barbecue happen, as well as those who attended.

To see more pictures from the BBQ, click here.