1L Lindsay Richardson earns PepsiCo summer fellowship
First-year student Lindsay Richardson was one of only four law students from across the nation to be accepted to PepsiCo's Larry D. Thompson Legacy of Leadership Fellowship Program,where she will spend five weeks in the Plano, Texas, headquarters working in a variety of legal fields. "I would not have expected that in my first year of law school I would have the opportunity to go halfway across the country to clerk for a Fortune 100 company," Richardson said.
Prof. Bender receives lifetime achievement award
Prof. Jay Bender recently received the South Carolina Press Association's first annual Lifetime Achievement Award. Bender, who has served as counsel for the SCPA since 1980, will retire from his practice at the end of this year. He will retire from teaching at the law school at the end of the spring semester.
Crocker: What Would Scalia Do?
Professor Thomas Crocker's recently published op-ed in The Atlantic discusses the nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court and the Senate's refusal to hold a hearing, and asks, "What Would Scalia Do?"
2016 Compleat Lawyer Recipients unveiled
The recipients of the 2016 Compleat Lawyer award were recently unveiled, and will be honored at a special ceremony on April 21. The nine winners "embody the virtues that are integral to this law school: integrity, civility, service, and leadership," said Dean Rob Wilcox. Established in 1992, the Compleat Lawyer Award is the highest honor given to alumni.
See Who Won
Pamela Robinson named SC Lawyer of the Year Pamela D. Robinson, director of the Pro Bono Program, was named the 2016 South Carolina Lawyer of the Year by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly at a special ceremony held on March 10. Robinson, who is also among the magazine's 2016 "Leader in Law" honorees, created the Pro Bono Program in 1989, which has since developed into a vital part of this law school's culture. Learn more