The University of South Carolina School of Law is celebrating its 150th anniversary. To celebrate, the School of Law is offering new scholarship that will help improve outcomes for victims of domestic violence. Also, the school is announcing two professors who have been named endowed chairs.
Professors Elizabeth Chambliss and Ann Eisenberg have been appointed to the endowed chairs. They will teach a variety of courses this semester. They will also help expand the School of Law’s student programs. In addition, the Konduros Fisherman Fund has donated more than $1 million to the School of Law.
This summer, the school will open the Veterans Legal Clinic, which will provide legal assistance to veterans. The clinic will also have its own faculty member, Bennett Gore Jr. As an instructor at the School of Law, Gore has led a variety of projects pertaining to veterans. He is also the director of the Veteran’s Legal Clinic.
In recognition of the 150th anniversary, the School of Law is establishing the Rule of Law Collaborative. It will include a number of faculty members who will focus on supporting post-conflict countries, sheriffs in the U.S. and other developing nations.
As part of the celebration, the School of Law will be hosting a symposium on November 2-4. It will also include a trip to the site of the Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council case, where Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito will deliver the keynote speech. Additionally, a new book on 2020 topics has been written by four of the School of Law’s faculty members.
New databases are available at the School of Law. One of these is EBSCOhost, a resource that provides full text for thousands of peer-reviewed publications. The database covers a wide range of law, including business, health care, intellectual property, technology, legal analysis, and much more.
Another database, Health Care Law & Regulation, is a resource that covers news and materials on health care law and regulation. It features agency materials, treatises, and practice tools. Other resources include full access to the New York Law Journal and National Law Journal.
In addition, there is the Corporate Law Practice Center, which offers legal analysis, e-books, and relevant agency materials. There is a new docket search feature, Fact & Issue Finder, which includes dockets and statutes.
Students can also access federal dockets through Gale’s database. In addition, they can download customized spreadsheets. For more information on these resources, please contact the Reference Office.
Finally, the Social Issues Database is another resource that students can access. It provides contextual information on social issues as well as news articles and statistics. These materials are organized into topic overviews. Users can also create their own tables.
Among the resources available are the ABA/Bloomberg Law Lawyer’s Manual on Professional Conduct, which provides current reports and ethics rules. Articles from 65 business journals are also included.
Students can also take advantage of several specialized research databases, such as the U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library, and the National Moot Court Competition library.