Loncar selected as 2015 Diversity Scholar
Second-year student Elliot Loncar was recently named one of three 2015 Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholars. As part of it's Diversity Initiative, the law firm annually awards law school scholarships to three minority students who are planning careers in North or South Carolina. Eleven USC Law students have received the scholarship since the program's inception in 2008.
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2015 Endowed Scholarship Luncheon allows students/donors to meet
In November, the School of Law held its annual Endowed Scholarship Luncheon. With over 200 in attendance, the event provides a way for students to show their appreciation to donors for the scholarships they have received, and for donors and alumni to meet our excellent students, and know that their money has been well-spent.
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Burke co-edits new book on South Carolina's Chief Justice W. Lewis Burke, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Interim Director of Clinical Legal Education, has co-edited a new book about the life and career of the Honorable Jean H. Toal, chief justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina. The book, Madam Chief Justice, features essays from many notable legal scholars, including US Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruther Bader Ginsburg.
2L Hilary Martin featured as a USC "Top Scholar"
Second-year student Hilary Martin was recently named a "Top Scholar," by the University of South Carolina. Martin is taking advantage of the six-year B.S./J.D. partnership between the Honors College and the School of Law, and gives thanks to Professor Bob Bockman for helping her along this path.
Law students lend a hand to SC flood victims
When historic flooding hit South Carolina, USC School of Law students rose to the occasion. The Black Law Students Association volunteered at Harvest Hope Food Bank, while another group of students aided residents throughout the Lake Katherine area.
Taking the Court — Mock Trial team wins 2015 Carolinas Invitational
In October, the Mock Trial team took home its second consecutive win at the 2015 Carolinas Invitational Mock Trial Tournament, and third win in the past 12 months. Team members at the competition included Jacob Godwin, Amanda Stearns, Colin Spangler, and Enoch Hicks, led by coaches Brett Bayne and Monica Bracey.