Compleat Lawyer Award Recipients Announced
Nine alumni of the University of South Carolina School of Law have been named recipients of the 2015 Compleat Lawyer Awards, the law school's highest recognition of professional achievement and civic leadership by its alumni.
2015 Alumni Oyster Roast
Thank you to the 100-plus alumni who braved the freezing temperatures to enjoy great company and great food at the School of Law's annual alumni roast in Charleston. Did our camera catch you?
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Andrew M. Rawl named editor in chief of South Carolina Law Review
Andrew M. Rawl has been named editor in chief of the 67th volume of South Carolina Law Review, the oldest legal publication in South Carolina, founded in 1948. Today, the Law Review is the flagship legal publication at the University of South Carolina School of Law, providing its members with practical experience in legal writing and analysis.
Seiner Cited in Ninth Circuit's Aguilar Decision
An article Professor Joe Seiner wrote for the Iowa Law Review was cited multiple times by the Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit in handing down its en banc decision for Aguilar v Asarco LLC. Seiner's article, "Punitive Damages, Due Process, and Employment Discrimination" argues that the Constitutional limits for punitive damages established by the Supreme Court's Gore/Exxon decisions do not apply to employment discrimination cases.
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Professor Miller's EvidenceProf blog makes ABA's top 100
The American Bar Association has named a blog by University of South Carolina law professor Colin Miller among the top 100 legal blogs in the U.S. Editors of the ABA Journal selected Miller's EvidenceProf Blog for its annual Blawg 100 list, citing his savvy on the latest rulings regarding the admissibility of evidence in criminal cases, what lines in questioning should be permitted at criminal trials or differences between federal and state rules of evidence.
Stoughton: Trust is Police Officer's Greatest Protection
Professor Seth Stoughton was recently published in the New York Times' "Room for Debate" Opinion Page section, stating how the legal system can often erode the trust of the community, due to institutional obstacles that make it difficult to thoroughly investigate police misconduct. The op-ed was in response to the grand jury decision not to indict the Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the death of Michael Brown.