Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

W. Lewis Burke

Presentations

Moderator, "Hate Speech and Racially Offensive Symbols," at the Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference at the University of South Carolina, School of Law March 27, 2010.

"South Carolina versus Pink Franklin: The NAACP's First Legal Case," Race, Labor and Citizenship Conference of the After Slavery Project, at the College of Charleston, March 12, 2010.

"Ethics for the Criminal Trial Lawyer," Federal Criminal Practice Seminar of the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of South Carolina, Oct. 29, 2009.

"It's A Girl: Jean Hoefer Toal and the Rise of Women in the Legal Profession," June 4, 2009, Symposium on South Carolina Women U.S.C.

"Dawn of Religious Freedom in South Carolina," to American United for Separation of Church and State of Columbia, S.C., December 6, 2008, and C.A.D.R.E. May 17, 2009, Columbia, S.C.

"Ethics in the Criminal Trial," Federal Criminal Practice Seminar of the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of South Carolina, May 1, 2009.

"Reconstruction and the First Civil Rights Lawyers: South Carolina a Case Study" read at the Annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History, Ottawa, Canada, November 15, 2008.

Panelist for Spoleto at the Avery, "Expert Opinions Roundtable Discussion on the Amistad Case" May 31, 2008. This was part of the Spoleto Festival U.S.A.'s Public Programs related to the production of the opera "Amistad."

Panel Commenter, African American Historical Alliance Charleston Premier of Arena Ifill's "Congressman Robert Smalls: A Patriot's Journey from Slavery to Capitol Hill," May 17, 2008.

Presenter: "William Whipper and Robert Brown Elliott: Legislators, Lawyers, and Orators," on November 9, 2007, The 19th Century African American Congressmen, Legislators and Judges in South Carolina, Sponsored by the African American Historical Alliance, USC School of Law and the USC The African American Studies Program.

Organizer of The 19th Century African American Congressmen, Legislators and Judges in South Carolina, Sponsored by the African American Historical Alliance, USC School of Law and the USC The African American Studies Program, November 9, 2007.

Commenter, "Justice was far from the Courthouse:" African American Legal Activism in South Carolina, 1907-1929, at the Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting, November 2, 2007 in Richmond, Virginia.

Presenter: "Strategies for Effective Scholarship and Publication" at the Clinical Legal Education New Clinicians Workshop, New Orleans, May 3, 2007 with Kate Kruse of UNLV.

Presenter: "The Hampton Administration and the Redeemers' Revenge," Wade Hampton Symposium at Caroliniana Library, March 24, 2007.

Faculty Colloquium, "The African-American Lawyer in Reconstruction South Carolina," March 20, 2007.

Panel Moderator: Opening Panel Session for the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, March 8, 2007.

Oral Argument on behalf of all Amici, In re David Paul Evans, C/A 06-02413 (U.S. Bankruptcy Court for District of S.C.) (October 26 , 2006).

"Pre-Houstonian Jurisprudence: Black Civil Rights Lawyers in the Jim Crow South," presented at Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting," July 2, 2005.

"Need a place to lay my pallet down: The NAACP's First Legal Case," presented at Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting, November 4, 2005.

"Armed with Rice Hook and Hoes: The Meaning of the John Brownfield Case," presented at the American Society for Legal History Association Annual Meeting, November 12, 2005.

"A History of Voting Rights in South Carolina," presented at the USC Law School's Symposium on the Fortieth Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, October 20, 2005.

"Edward A. Harter," Richland County Bar Association Memorial Proceedings, June 10, 2005.

"Brown v. Board of Education: 50th Anniversary panel," moderator at Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, July 31, 2004.

"Matthew J. Perry and School Desegregation in South Carolina," moderated a panel of Judge Perry, Millicent Brown, Harvey Gantt, and Henri Monteith Treadwell, at U.S.C.'s Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, April 24, 2004.

"A White Boy From Mississippi and ‘It,"" at Historic Columbia Foundation Forum on the 50th Anniversary of Briggs v. Elliott, March 21, 2004.

"The Early 20th Black Lawyer in S.C.'" at S.C. State University Symposium on Brown v. Board of Education, February 19, 2004.

"Alternative Publishing for Law Professors," presented at Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting," July 24, 2003.

"The South Carolina State Law School: Its Creation and Legacy," presented at the Citadel Conference on Civil Rights in S.C. (March 7, 2003).

U.S.C. School of Law Faculty Colloquium, "The South Carolina State Law School: Its Creation and Legacy," with Dr. William Hine, February 20, 2003.

"The Rumpole Man and Rules that Must be Obeyed," presented at the Southeastern Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, July 31, 2002.

Avery Research Center, "Avery Institute and the University of South Carolina Law School," April 5, 2001.

American Society for Legal History Annual Meeting at Princeton, "Post Reconstruction Justice in South Carolina: The Prosecution and Trial of Francis Lewis Cardozo," October 21, 2000.

U.S.C. School of Law Faculty Colloquium, "The Trial of Francis Lewis Cardozo," September 7, 2000.

South Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society Conference, "U.S.C. School of Law's Early African American Graduates," February 27, 1998.

Faculty, Trial Advocacy Training for Legal Services of South Carolina, 1995.

U.S.C. School of Law Faculty Colloquium, "A History of the Opening Statement", (December, 1991).

W. Lewis Burke

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