A new home, new faculty, and new classes – these are some of the things you can look forward to in the next year at the University of South Carolina School of Law. The School of Law is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and plans to make a significant contribution to South Carolina’s legal community through its new location, new faculty, and new classes.
In addition to its new location, the School of Law has also appointed more than a dozen new professors to endowed positions. Some of these include David Beasley, who was an associate attorney at the Southern District of Florida; Bennett Gore Jr., a clinical instructor and director of the Veterans Legal Clinic at the School of Law; and Elizabeth Chambliss, who was a faculty member at the School of Law and the Director of the Center for Ethics and Professional Development.
Other new faces in the University of South Carolina School of Law include Jaclyn Cherry, who is now a full-time professor; and Bennett Nelson, who replaced Cherry. Another name to watch is A.C. Parham. Parham has been a law professor at the School of Law for over a decade. His work includes a book, “Security and Privacy in Social Media,” which is on the Law Review’s “Top Ten List.”
New courses will be offered at the University of Virginia School of Law in the spring. Students will have the opportunity to take courses in comparative family law, international family law, and more. These new courses will help the next generation of lawyers learn how to apply empirical techniques to legal matters.
In addition, the new home at the School of Law will feature state-of-the-art technology, grand architecture, and brand-new classrooms. The School of Law is also launching a scholarship to benefit low-income residents of South Carolina.
For example, the Rule of Law Collaborative will support research on sheriffs and law enforcement in the U.S., as well as support post-conflict countries in need of legal assistance. It is also the director of the Center for Empirical Studies in Law, which will train the next generation of lawyers in empirical techniques.
In addition to these changes, the University of South Carolina School of Law has announced that it will continue to improve the academic profile of its entering class. This year’s class is one of the most academically talented in the school’s history. Moreover, it is meeting or exceeding all of the most recent metrics.
In honor of the School of Law’s 150th anniversary, the School of Law’s Class of 2022 will select a student who has made outstanding contributions to the profession in the coming academic year. The Class of 2022 will select students based on the strength of their academic performance, scholarly accomplishments, and leadership.
One of the most exciting events in the upcoming school year is the opening of the Veterans Legal Clinic, which will provide free legal services to veterans and military service members. The Clinic will be open on July 2, and the first class of students will move into the new facility on September 13.
Another event to watch is the ABA Real Property, Trust, and Estates Law Journal’s 150th Anniversary, which will include a symposium. The ABA will host a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of its publication on November 2-4. Also in November, the University of Virginia School of Law will hold its 16th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies. Throughout the event, the Center for Empirical Studies in Law will present the works of empirical law faculty.