The University of South Carolina School of Law welcomed 217 new first year students on August 17th. These law students will be joining faculty in 14 locations throughout the Midlands. They will also be assisted by peer mentors. As part of the orientation process, they will have workshops, presentations and the opportunity to meet their classmates.
The new home of the school will include a brand-new building and state-of-the-art technology. The library will also be reopening on May 30th. This is a great time to get to know the new school. If you are interested in applying to the School of Law, check out their website to learn more about the admissions process.
The School of Law has been welcoming a lot of new faces over the past few years. Professors Bennett Nelson, Jaclyn Cherry, Joel Samuels, Jan Baker and Elizabeth Chambliss are just a few of the new faculty members. All of these individuals have made significant contributions to the school.
In addition to the faculty, the Law School has been making history of its own. Two visiting professors are scheduled to teach in the school this semester. Additionally, there is a new scholarship to help improve outcomes for domestic violence victims.
During the summer of 2018, the school’s veterans legal clinic was launched. This will help to provide free legal assistance to veterans, their families and low-income communities. The law school will also be providing free tax assistance to low-income residents in the near future.
One of the most notable alumni of the University of South Carolina School of Law is Chelsea Evans ’18. She became the school’s first woman to graduate in the Class of 2018. Her success is a testament to the law school’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. During her time as an undergraduate, she served as president of the Garden State Bar Association, New Jersey’s oldest African-American legal organization.
In addition to her accomplishments at the Law School, she has become a national leader in cybersecurity. She also co-authored an article about the urban-rural divide for The Conversation.
Associate Professor Shelley Welton has published five articles in the top 15 law reviews over the last five years. She is also the director of the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estates Law Journal. A few other noteworthy accomplishments from the School of Law include the launch of a free program for elementary and middle school children, which includes curriculum and lectures for parents.
Another example of innovative legal practices is the recent development of UnitedLex. The company’s ‘business of law’ expertise has laid the foundation for scalable alternatives to law firms. It has also rebadged hundreds of GE and DXC legal department professionals.
Legal innovation is becoming more and more a buzzword for adapting to the changing market. For lawyers, it means having the right resources assigned and risk mitigation. But, for consumers, it means reduced costs, price predictability and a compressed delivery time.
A new program at the School of Law has helped students to develop necessary skills. Students have volunteered at local soup kitchens, visited detainees at the border, and worked for real clients.