The University of South Carolina School of Law continues to expand its offerings to students. Two new endowed chairs were recently appointed to the law school. One is named in honor of a distinguished Seton Hall alumnus and the other is in memory of a long-time professor. Both were recently announced by the Board of Regents.
This semester, South Carolina Law is welcoming two visiting professors. In addition, Professor Bennett Nelson has been hired as a clinical instructor. She will replace Professor Jaclyn Cherry, who is retiring. Alysja Carlisle has also received a scholarship to attend the school.
The Konduros Fisherman Fund has donated more than $1 million to the law school. The fund also gave a major donation to the Veterans Legal Clinic. In addition, the clinic is set to open on July 2 and will provide free legal services to veterans and their families.
As part of its ongoing efforts to improve the lives of domestic violence victims, the law school has created a scholarship that will provide a scholarship to a student who will work to create a system that will help more victims of abuse achieve their goals. Another scholarship is being established by Debra Zumwalt, who manages one of the world’s leading incubators of young talent.
This fall, a new Children’s Law Center will open at the University of South Carolina School of Law. It will provide a state-of-the-art teaching space and an improved effort to protect children. It is led by Director Joel Samuels and will be joined by faculty from 14 locations across the Midlands.
On December 16, the law school held a hooding ceremony for graduates. More than 2,000 people attended the event to honor the class of 2018. Additionally, there was a ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new home on campus. During the event, Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito delivered the keynote speech.
In the coming year, the University of South Carolina School of Law will continue to work to ensure that it is at the forefront of research in the field of domestic violence. Professors and student mentors will be involved in improving the skills of incoming students and providing free tax assistance for elderly residents.
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