2014 grad argues before state's highest court
Presenting a case before the South Carolina Supreme Court is the pinnacle of many a law career. Perry MacLennan, a School of Law alum who has only been practicing law for a year, has already done just that — and he won his case as well.
Rising 3L receives coveted ABA clerkship
Cameo Joseph, a rising third-year student, was selected as one of fewer than 10 students nationally to participate in the American Bar Association Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program. It's the second year in a row a USC Law student has receive this honor.
ABA President: Charleston Massacre is pivotal point for profession
ABA President and distinguished alumnus William Hubbard recently co-wrote an op-ed for the National Law Journal with Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The op-ed states that "it is time to move beyond just talking and start taking concrete steps" towards ridding the criminal justice system of racism and bias.
New Pro Bono project, My Wills, to launch in September
Starting in September, law students will be able to spend one Friday a month helping lawyers prepare wills for local area low income senior citizens. The My Will project is a collaborative effort of the Pro Bono Program, the SC Bar, and the Central Midlands Area Agency on Aging.
Academic Success director publishes new book
Alex Ruskell, the director of the Academic Success Program has just published a new book, A weekly Guide to Being a Model Law Student. The book gives law students weekly checklists explaining the skills necessary to successfully navigate their first year of law school.
Recent faculty scholarship
From law enforcement's "warrior" problem to the federalization of public education, and from a post-gender tax code to the misidentification of children with disabilities, our faculty scholarship is timely, topical and worth your attention. View a partial list of recent articles by members of our faculty.