The Media Law School provides journalists with the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the key stages of civil and criminal proceedings and to learn enough basic law to report accurately on many important issues in the news. The course is hosted by the University of South Carolina School of Law and College of Information and Communications, and sponsored by the American Board of Trial Advocates.
From September 30 to October 3, approximately two dozen journalists who have been selected as 2015 Media Law School Fellows will not only receive instruction from law professors and experienced lawyers, but they will also have an opportunity to interact with and ask questions freely of the instructors.
Accommodations have been reserved for the nights of September 30 through October 2 for each Fellow at the Inn at USC Wyndham Garden, 1619 Pendleton Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Fellows do not need to contact the Inn directly for reservations. The Media Law School will pay for room and tax. Fellows will be responsible for any other charges incurred during their stay.
The Media Law School will reimburse each Fellow for up to $400 in transportation costs associated with the trip to and from Columbia. Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) is served by United, American Eagle, Delta, and US Airways. Only those Fellows who actually attend the Media Law School will receive the travel allowance.
Taxi service is limited in Columbia, but is available between Columbia Metropolitan Airport and the Inn. Rental cars may be reserved at the airport. Most events are within walking distance of the Inn. Otherwise, transportation to events will be provided by the Media Law School. All venues are handicap accessible.