When students start at the University of South Carolina School of Law, they are able to access a variety of resources to help them excel in their studies. These resources include the school’s newly revamped legal research tool, Lexis+.
As part of the move to online delivery of its curriculum, the law school has also welcomed two visiting professors. This semester, both will teach a number of courses at the law school. One of the guests is Anne-Marie Slaughter, the CEO of New America, and the other is Liz Espin Stern, an alumna of the University of Virginia School of Law.
The School of Law has also partnered with the Pro Bono Board to host a Harvest Hope-oween food drive. This event is one of two annual food drives hosted by the pro bono board. During the drive, a team of students organized a raffle to raise funds for the Food Bank of the Piedmont.
The school recently received a generous donation from the Konduros Fisherman Fund. The organization donated $1 million to the university, and the fund is committed to supporting the school’s mission of educating law students in the South. In addition to this financial donation, the school has recently appointed several professors to endowed chairs, including Bennett Gore Jr., director of the Veteran’s Legal Clinic.
Additionally, the law school has begun a new scholarship to improve the outcomes for domestic violence victims. Attorneys who are interested in the new scholarship are invited to apply. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many resources available at the law school, and are also urged to speak out against racial injustice.
Another exciting announcement is the arrival of the Center for Empirical Studies in Law. The center is designed to train the next generation of lawyers in empirical techniques. It will showcase the work of its faculty, as well as introduce the concept of empirical legal studies.
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In addition to these changes at the school, the School of Law has announced a series of upcoming events and programs. These events will feature some of the School’s most accomplished alumni, as well as a variety of faculty members. Many of these events are in honor of the School’s upcoming graduation class, and they will also recognize the opening of the Law’s new home.
The School of Law will also celebrate its graduates from the Class of 2018. During this ceremony, Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito of the United States Supreme Court will deliver a keynote address. Other speakers will include John C. Jeffries, Jr., ’73, co-leader of the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law; and Cornel West, philosophy professor at Union Theological Seminary.
In addition to the new programs at the law school, the University of Virginia is offering several new courses this winter. Several of these will feature new faculty members, including Kim Krawiec, who is an associate professor at the School of Law.