Hubbard receives Burton Award for Leadership in Law
Former ABA president and 1977 alumnus William Hubbard recently received the first Burton Award given in a new category, "Leadership in Law," for his "willingness to take on the kinds of controversial issues within the legal profession that guarantee pushback from various groups of lawyers." The Burton Awards for Legal Achievement were created in 1999 and are held in association with the Library of Congress.
Wilder wins Benjamin Mabry Scholarship
Rising third-year student Robbin L. Wilder was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Benjamin M. Mabry Scholarship by the SC Bar's Employment and Labor Law Section. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student interested in the practice of employment and labor law and demonstrates leadership and academic potential.
2016 Commencement photos now available
The School of Law celebrated the class of 2016 with a beautiful commencement ceremony on May 6. Photos from the ceremony are now available to view on the web. They may also be downloaded at no charge, and can be found on the law school's flickr account and the university's SmugMug account. The class photo can be found here.
NMRS Center to host symposium on veteran access to justice
The Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism at the School of Law will host a symposium on veteran access to justice on October 7, 2016. The symposium will explore issues related to medical-legal partnerships, veterans courts, law school veterans clinics, and service delivery to female veterans. The keynote speaker is Leigh A. Bradley, general counsel for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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2L invited to exclusive "Top Gun" mock trial competition
For the second time in school history, a University of South Carolina School of Law student secured an invite to participate in the exclusive "Top Gun" Mock Trial Competition, hosted by the Baylor University School of Law. Second-year student Colin Spangler will compete against 15 other hand-selected students over the five-day competition in June.
Congrats to the students who completed the Konduros Leadership Program
As we celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2016, we also want to recognize the inaugural class of students who successfully completed the Konduros Leadership Program. The program helps strengthen the leadership capabilities of our students, through a series of exercises that focus on improving communication and problem-solving strategies, creating strong and productive relationships, and increasing self-awareness.
1L Lindsay Richardson earns PepsiCo summer fellowship
First-year student Lindsay Richardson was one of only four law students from across the nation to be accepted to PepsiCo's Larry D. Thompson Legacy of Leadership Fellowship Program,where she will spend five weeks in the Plano, Texas, headquarters working in a variety of legal fields. "I would not have expected that in my first year of law school I would have the opportunity to go halfway across the country to clerk for a Fortune 100 company," Richardson said.