Several new and exciting things are happening at the University of South Carolina School of Law. It is celebrating its 150th anniversary and is moving into a new, larger home. It is also introducing new faculty members and programs.
The new home will include state-of-the-art technology and grand architecture. It is also undergoing a curricular modernization that will include experiential learning. In addition, the School of Law will open the Veterans Legal Clinic in July.
The school has been preparing future attorneys for the changing world for more than a century. This year, the College of Law will welcome a number of new faculty members who bring a wealth of experience and expertise. The College of Law is also adding a sixth certificate, the Health Law Certificate, to its offerings.
The School of Law will also introduce the Rule of Law Collaborative, which will expand the school’s commitment to helping post-conflict countries. Faculty will be working to improve outcomes for juveniles facing possible incarceration. In addition, the law school is launching a series on gender non-conforming people.
Professors are also partnering with attorneys from across the country to combat child sex abuse images on the Internet. Warren Binford received a grant to assist with this effort. Other initiatives include a new Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, which is headed by 1984 alumna Karen Painter Randall.
The College of Law has recently announced a new adjunct professor. Terrence Green will teach immigration law this fall. In addition, Stephanie Davidson will serve as director of the law library.
The School of Law has announced a new 4+3 Direct Admission Program with the University of Alaska Southeast. This program allows students to gain three years of study at Willamette Law and four years of study at UAF. The program will allow students with certain academic credentials to gain admission to Willamette Law. This program also will help to expand access to Alaskan students.
The School of Law is also preparing for its upcoming commencement exercises. This year’s class is the most academically talented class in school history. Several new faculty members will be promoting to tenure. The School of Law has also announced six new professors. Each brings a unique expertise to the College of Law.
Professor Sheryl Buske will join the Willamette University College of Law faculty. Professors Jan Baker, Scott Beckstead, and Claire Raj will also join the faculty. In addition, Associate Professor Shelley Welton published five articles in the top 15 law reviews in the last five years.
The School of Law is also launching a new program to assist local teachers. In addition, a number of faculty members are providing pro bono services to the community. The Law School is also providing free tax assistance to low-income residents. In addition, the School of Law is a member of the BeAST volunteer effort to help bar examinees.
The School of Law has also been working to improve the outcomes of victims of domestic violence. Law professors will provide seminars on these issues. In addition, the school is introducing a series on women.