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Currently, the University of South Carolina School of Law is welcoming a total of 217 new first-year students. The class is among the most academically talented to ever attend the school. Some students have also achieved high placements in moot court competitions. In addition, many students have started their own organizations. For example, several students organized a soup kitchen and provided legal services for real clients.
In the coming year, several new professors will teach a variety of courses at the School of Law. Ann Eisenberg, Elizabeth Chambliss, and Bennett Nelson will teach a number of classes, and Jaclyn Cherry will return to teaching. Meanwhile, several other visiting faculty members will join the school this semester.
Additionally, the Law school has received a generous donation from the Konduros Fisherman Fund, which donated more than $1 million. This money will go toward funding several programs. The funds will support the rule of law in South Carolina and around the world. Several of these programs will include supporting fragile countries, post-conflict countries, and developing countries.
Another recent accomplishment at the school was the hooding ceremony for the graduating class of 2018. The ceremony featured top legal and political officials, including Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, who delivered the keynote address. Students and alumni of the law school received a hood engraved with the words, “You made a difference.”
As a part of the 2022 Breakthrough Faculty Awards, Joel Samuels and Shelley Welton will receive grants for their work with the Rule of Law Collaborative. The program is directed by Samuels, and will be implemented in 14 locations across the Midlands.
The law school is partnering with Virgin Hyperloop One to provide educational opportunities for law students. It is also working with the Veterans Legal Clinic. On July 2, the clinic will open at the school. This program will allow law students to provide free tax assistance to elderly and low income residents.
Professors Elizabeth Chambliss and Ann Eisenberg will both teach a variety of courses this semester. They will also expand the School of Law’s student programs. These faculty will be joined by peer mentors in a number of locations. Interested students are encouraged to visit the School of Law’s website for more information.
In addition to the incoming faculty for the upcoming academic year, the School of Law recently announced the appointment of four professors to endowed chairs. In addition, two visiting professors will join the school this semester. While most of the faculty will remain in Columbia, the law school will welcome two professors from other universities.