During the University of South Carolina’s 150th anniversary celebration in September, the law school announced six new faculty members. Each will bring an expertise in his or her field to the Willamette University College of Law. The new faculty includes three professors, a clinical instructor, and an adjunct.
Associate Professor Shelley Welton has published five articles in the top 15 law reviews over the past five years. Associate Professors Robin Morris Collin, Bennett Nelson, and Jaclyn Cherry will also teach at the school this fall. The school will also add a Health Law Certificate to its curriculum, which will be its sixth certificate. It will focus on the treatment of animals under the law.
In addition to the faculty changes, the College of Law will also be adding a new post-baccalaureate program called LexScholars. This program will offer students a unique individualized approach to legal education. The law school will also expand its partnership with the University of Alaska Anchorage. The agreement will increase the number of Alaskan students enrolled and provide more opportunities for career advancement.
The law school will also introduce a new mobile law office called Palmetto LEADER. This mobile law office will be located throughout the state and will be able to help those in need. The law school will also launch a new Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, led by 1984 alumna Karen Painter Randall. The law school will also offer a series on gender non-conforming individuals.
The Children’s Law Center will also be improving its efforts to protect children in South Carolina. It will have a new training space with immersive learning simulations. It will also have a first-class teaching space, which is being funded by a $2 million donation from the Marty Wolf estate. The law school will also launch a law clinic for veterans, whose attorneys will be based at the university.
The law school will also launch a signature strengths initiative, which will encourage students to develop the skills they need to thrive in a changing world. This initiative will be supported by The Standard Life Insurance Company. It will support the rule of law in post-conflict countries, research on sheriffs in the U.S., and support local teachers through the Adopt a Teacher program.
In addition to the new faculty, the University of South Carolina School of Law announced its new dean, Brian Gallini. In addition to his administrative duties, he will also oversee the academic programs of the law school. He has been appointed to the Roderick and Carol Wendt Chair in Business Law. He will also serve as interim vice provost for interdisciplinary studies.
Curtis Bridgeman returns to the faculty after seven years in administration. He is one of six American law professors, and will be honored by the Oregon American Constitution Society. He is also the director of the Rule of Law Collaborative, which supports the development of legal capacity in post-conflict countries.
The law school will also add a new adjunct professor, Terrence Green. His experience as a lawyer in Raleigh, NC, and with Virgin Hyperloop One will help him teach immigration law in the fall. He will also be the clinical instructor for the Law School’s Veteran’s Legal Clinic.