Students compete in ABA’s client counseling project

Two teams of University of South Carolina School of Law students will travel to Charlotte to compete in the regional level of the 2017 American Bar Association Client Counseling CompetitionSecond-year student Lindsay Richardson and third-year student Aleia Hornsby, along with second-year student Zachary Kern and third-year student Joshua Giancola will represent the university next month.

To qualify, the two teams beat out six other teams of two in a competition held on campus. The competition tested students on fundamental skills need to be a successful attorney; specifically, the ability to interview, counsel, and support a client through a legal issue. Alumni, faculty, and staff from the School of Law participated as judges and actor “clients.”

This year’s competition topic was privacy law. Students dealt with a case involving neighbors and drones, a data breach, and an online photo.

If the two teams place at the regional level, they will continue to a national competition.