Crooms & Isang named "Nexsen Pruet" Scholars
Second-year students Akemini Isang (pictured) and Ashia Crooms were awarded Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarships in July. The scholarships are given to minority law students planning careers in the Carolinas. Recipients also have the chance to interview for summer employment positions with the firm.
Pro Bono Program receives grant from SC Bar Foundation
The School of Law's Pro Bono Program, celebrating 25 years this fall, was recently named one of 19 organization to receive a grant from the South Carolina Bar Foundation. The grant supports the placement of law students as fellows in legal service organizations, allowing students to gain practical experience, while at the same time helping more individuals receive the assistance they need from the organization.
Hubbard named president of the ABA
William C. Hubbard, a 1977 alumnus of the University of South Carolina School of Law, was sworn in as president of the American Bar Association on August 11 at the organization's annual meeting in Boston. He plans to focus on legal education reform, access to justice for the poor, disparities in incarceration, diversity in the legal profession and developing a blueprint to help lawyers and judges adapt to technology and globalization.
South Carolina Law Review article cited in New York Times
The article "Justice Kennedy's Gendered World," which appeared in Vol. 59 of the South Carolina Law Review, was recently cited in a New York Times story in which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (pictured) says there are inconsistencies in the court's recent decisions on cases involving gender issues vs. cases involving gay rights. (photo credit: NYT)
Jaclyn Cherry named interim associate dean
Associate Professor Jaclyn Cherry has been selected to serve as interim associate dean for academic affairs beginning July 16. The appointment comes as the School of Law bids farewell to Danielle Holley-Walker, who served in this position for the past three years, and is leaving to become the dean of Howard University School of Law. Read more