Victory at the Carolinas Invitational Mock Trial Tournament
With unanimous votes in the semi-final and final rounds, University of South Carolina School of Law students Alexa Kluska (pictured), Bruce Burk, Monica Bracey and Phylicia Woods took first place at the third annual Carolinas Invitational Mock Trial Competition in Charlotte, North Carolina. What's more, Alexa was named "Best Overall Advocate" and Phylicia won 14 straight objections.
Eagle to speak at sustainability conference
Professor Josh Eagle will be speaking on the "Law and Governance of Global Fisheries in the Era of Climate Change" at the "Towards a Sustainable 21st Century: Ocean Health, Global Fishing and Food Security" conference sponsored by the University of California Irvine School of Law. The conference will be held at the Beckman Center of the National Academy of Sciences and Engineering.
Alum receives Americorps Equal Justice Works Fellowship
2014 almunus Lonnie Doles has been selected for an Americorps Equal Justice Works Fellowship. Doles will be serving as an Employment Opportunity Fellow at South Carolina Legal Services, providing assistance to remove barriers to employment for unemployed or underemployed people who are actively seeking jobs.
Pam Robinson Receives SCWLA Foundation's 2014 Martha B. Dicus Award
Pam Robinson, director of the University of South Carolina School of Law's Pro Bono Program, was named the second recipient of the Martha B. Dicus Award for Public Interest Law by the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association Foundation. According to the SCWLA Foundation, the award is given to "an attorney who exemplifies Martha's commitment and zeal in using the law to serve the most vulnerable in our communities."
Rule of Law Collaborative awarded $5 million State Department Grant
On October 1, the University of South Carolina announced that its Rule of Law Collaborative, which provides training to U.S. government agencies on rule of law development and reform to the justice sector, has been awarded a grant of approximately $5 million from the U.S. Department of State. The grant will help U.S. government officials to provide rule of law support in fragile and post-conflict states. Law professor Joel Samuels (pictured) is the director of the Rule of Law Collaborative.
2L Katie Ramseur Named a 2014 Womble Carlyle Scholar
Katie Ramseur was recently named as one of two 2014 Womble Carlyle Scholars. The Womble Carlyle Scholars Program honors diverse second-year law students who have excelled in and out of the classroom, and have a record of significant community service.