The 2016 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application Is Now Available!

Application deadline is June 19, 2015.

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2015. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2016 in one of our Firm’s offices.  Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student’s third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.

For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit:
http://www.bakerdonelson.com/diversity-scholarship-diversity-practices/

Please do not hesitate to contact Helen Beasley with questions at hbeasley@bakerdonelson.com or 205.244.3833.

Mock Trial Bar Intrest Meeting

Please Join the Mock Trial Bar for an interest meeting on Tuesday, April 4 at 12:40. The meeting will be held in Room 138. Please bring your own lunch. All students who are interested in competing to join the mock trial bar in the fall of 2015 should plan to attend. There will be another interest meeting in the fall, but this will be the only meeting before the internal competition packet is released this summer.

For more information on the Mock Trial program, please visit this link: http://www.law.sc.edu/organizations/mock_trial/

Experts on dog-fighting and a puppy to love on!

Join SALDF this Wednesday at 12:40 in room 135 to hear from Sandy Senn with Senn Legal and Allen Myrick with the AG’s office.  They both have investigated countless dog fighting rings and worked to end them. We’ll of course have lunch and there will be a PUPPY there in support of National Dog Fighting Awareness day.  We will also announce the winners of the Cutest Pet Contest and pass out prizes.  Please RSVP and direct any questions to barretke@email.sc.edu.

Lean In: Lessons on how Women can Succeed in the Legal Field

Please join the Labor and Employment Society and Women In Law for Lean In – Lessons on how Women can Succeed in the Legal Field on Thursday, April 2 at 12:40pm in Room 138. This lunch event will include a presentation by Kathy Helms, the managing shareholder of the Columbia office for Ogletree Deakins, a labor and employment firm. Lunch will be provided for attendees. Please email any questions to uscwomeninlaw@gmail.com.  For the most recent updates please see our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1453634808261422/.

SBA/Veterans in Law Golf Tournament

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 SBA/Veterans in Law Golf Tournament will be held April 10th at Hidden Valley Golf Club. All proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit Hidden Wounds, a South Carolina non-profit aimed at helping veterans cope with mental issues. The entry fee is $200 for a team of four. However, we are also looking for hole sponsors at $200 a hole, if your business has sponsored a hole then you can have a team in the tournament for $100. Sign-up is online under the “Golf Tournament” tab. If there are any questions please contact Briggs Tucker or Robert Treichler at either tuckerbp@email.sc.edu or rctreichler@gmail.com.

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sbaveterans-in-law-golf-tournament-benefitting-hidden-wounds-tickets-16313516166

Women in Law End of the Semester Happy Hour

Save the date to take a study break and join Women in Law for our end of the semester happy hour! Feel free to drop by onMonday, April 13 any time between 5:30pm-7:30pm at Liberty’s Beer Garden. WIL will provide appetizers for attendees. If you have any questions please email us at uscwomeninlaw@gmail.com.  For the most up to date information please see our Facebook event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1091843000841825/

Supreme Court Talk: The Future of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, A Discussion with Professor Marcia Zug

Join Professor Zug for the upcoming Supreme Court Talk: The Future of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act Monday, March 23 at 12:40pm in Room 230. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Thursday at 12:00pm to secure your lunch!

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/supreme-court-talk-featuring-professor-marcia-zug-registration-16176166349

Reminder: SCWLA Deadline This Friday!

Each year the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (“SCWLA”)provides a scholarship to a current 1L or 2L student for the following school year. If you are interested in applying please email Women in Law at uscwomeninlaw@gmail.com.

The SCWLA Foundation Scholarships are intended to:
1. Recognize law students who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and an aptitude for leadership and philanthropy;

2. Promote excellence in legal studies by providing assistance to deserving students; and

3. Advance the missions of both the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association and the SCWLA Foundation, which include: enhancing the welfare and development of women lawyers and supporting their interests and encouraging philanthropy by women lawyers in South Carolina for the benefit of the greater community.

One scholarship per law school is given each year, contingent on the applicant pool and scholarship funds raised by the SCWLA Foundation. Finalists will be the guests of honor at the SCWLA CLE Convention in Fall 2015. Anticipated amount of the 2015 scholarship is at least $1,500.

Scholarships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, leadership and philanthropic potential, and a strong commitment to the profession. Involvement in programs that advance or support women in the profession and in the community and participation in community service activities are given particular consideration.

Scholarship applications must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than March 20, 2015.

For the most up to date information, please see the following Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/783234578396827/

What to Expect from your Summer Clerkship on behalf of the Honor Council

All,

The Honor Council will be hosting an informational session, next Wednesday, March 25th for all 1Ls titled, “What to Expect from your Summer Clerkship.”  We will have several 2Ls who clerked at large, medium, and small size firms as well as students who worked for the state government and conducted legal research for faculty present to share about their experiences and answer any questions that you all may have.  Whether you are trying to decide between two clerkships, have already chosen what you will be doing this summer or are still looking, this informational session will provide you with some insight, knowledge, and experience about what to expect from your summer employment and how to maximize your experience.

Chick-Fil-a will be provided for those who RSVP.  Please RSVP to the Event so that enough food may be ordered.

Key information:

Event: What to Expect from your Summer Clerkship

When: Wednesday, March 25th at 12:40pm

Where: Room 333 of the Law School

Food:  Chick-Fil-a will be provided

Spring Food Drive March 23-27

Pollen- basketball-Spring-Daylight Savings Time- Must be time for the “Best Class Food Drive” !!! Time to cash in those coupons, stockpile that tuna and fill those lockers!  Harvest Hope Food Bank is the first responder for hunger for our senior citizens, our veterans, our children and our neighbors.  What are we doing to help?   Read the signs and step up!

AmeriBar Public Interest Scholarship

AmeriBar supports the development of a robust field of licensed attorneys who choose to work in the public interest. AmeriBar proudly offers qualified, newly graduating law students an opportunity to receive a Public Interest Scholarship valued from $400-$1595 toward the purchase of a complete AmeriBar bar review course. This competitive program selected limited Public Interest examinees from each class of graduating law students.

To obtain an application, call AmeriBar at 800-529-2651, email support@ameribar.com, or contact your AmeriBar campus representative, Julia Spitler, at spitlerj@email.sc.edu.

Applications being accepted for New Pro Bono Board members

Do you believe you have the skills, experience, ideas and knowledge to be a valuable member of the Pro Bono Board?  If so the time to apply is now!
The application can be found at:
http://law.sc.edu/pro_bono/forms/board_application.pdf

The deadline to apply is March 30th.

Yes, this is a slight change in the Board development process, the first time the Pro Bono Program has accepted applications from the student body.

SCWLA Scholarship Application Deadline

Each year the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (“SCWLA”)provides a scholarship to a current 1L or 2L student for the following school year. If you are interested in applying please email Women in Law at uscwomeninlaw@gmail.com.

The SCWLA Foundation Scholarships are intended to:
1. Recognize law students who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and an aptitude for leadership and philanthropy;

2. Promote excellence in legal studies by providing assistance to deserving students; and

3. Advance the missions of both the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association and the SCWLA Foundation, which include: enhancing the welfare and development of women lawyers and supporting their interests and encouraging philanthropy by women lawyers in South Carolina for the benefit of the greater community.

One scholarship per law school is given each year, contingent on the applicant pool and scholarship funds raised by the SCWLA Foundation. Finalists will be the guests of honor at the SCWLA CLE Convention in Fall 2015. Anticipated amount of the 2015 scholarship is at least $1,500.

Scholarships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, leadership and philanthropic potential, and a strong commitment to the profession. Involvement in programs that advance or support women in the profession and in the community and participation in community service activities are given particular consideration.

Scholarship applications must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than March 20, 2015.

For the most up to date information, please see the following Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/783234578396827/

Konduros Public Interest Fellowship Applications Due March 23rd

March 23rd is the deadline for the Konduros Public Interest Fellowship applications!  If you are a 1L or 2L and interested in a career in public or government service I urge you to read the information and apply.  The Application is not complicated but does require you to think about your strengths and commitments. Please read all the attachments as this Fellowship has very specific funding restrictions. The Application may be found at: http://law.sc.edu/pro_bono/konduros_fellowship/