Compleat Lawyer Awards

2017 Nomination Information

The 2017 Compleat Lawyer Awards Dinner will be held the evening of Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Campus Room in the Capstone Conference Center on USC's campus. Cocktails will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m. The registration fee is $60 per person. You may register online or mail your check made payable to "USC Foundations" to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, USC Law, 701 Main Street, Suite 202, Columbia, SC 29208. Questions? Please call (803) 777-3408. Note: Registration deadline is April 11, 2017.



The Compleat Lawyer Awards were established in 1992 by the University of South Carolina Law School Alumni Council (formerly the Alumni Association) to recognize alumni for outstanding civic and professional accomplishments. Each year the Council recognizes up to nine outstanding alumni at the Compleat Lawyer Awards Dinner. Nominees are individuals who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and exemplify the highest standard of professional competence, ethics and integrity.


The Nominee must be an Alumnus of the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Nominations are kept on file and will be included in the review process for three additional years. Updates and/or supplements to their prior application are welcome.


  1. Nominator: The nominator is responsible for collecting and submitting all required material for the nomination. All material must be submitted under the same cover and postmarked by the deadline date of December 15, 2016. An incomplete nomination will not be considered.
  2. References: The nomination packet must include three letters of recommendation. Each letter is limited to one or two pages in length. Please note that the Nominator's letter of recommendation serves as one recommendation.
  3. Nominee Information Application: Please complete Nomination Award Form. (Note any additional materials will not be considered in lieu of required nomination forms.)
  4. Digital Head Shot (for publicity and program). Please provide a high resolution image in JPEG format.

Material Submission: Email the completed packet as a PDF file (preferred) to or mail the completed packet to:

Compleat Lawyer Nominations
University of South Carolina School of Law
701 Main Street, Suite 202
Columbia, South Carolina 29208

Questions? Office of Development/Alumni Relations — Carol Mitchell — 803-777-3408


Compleat Lawyer Award Selection Committee

Chief Justice, South Carolina Supreme Court
Donald W. Beatty
Chief Judge, South Carolina Court of Appeals
James E. Lockemy
President, South Carolina Bar
William K. Witherspoon
Co-Chair, Law School Alumni Council
James Edward Bradley
Dean, University of South Carolina School of Law
Robert M. Wilcox