SBA Elections!

2015-16 SBA Executive Council Elections are now live. To vote, please go on TWEN and add the course SBA Elections 2014-2015. SBA President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer are the positions being contested today.

If you are interested in being a SBA class representative or class honor representative there will be interest meetings held today, Wednesday, and Thursday. All meetings will be held at 1240pm in room 333. There are eight (8) SBA Rep slots available for each class, rising 2L’s and 3L’s, respectively. Additionally, there are three (3) honor council positions open for each class. If you wish to run for one of these positions attendance is required at one of the interest meetings.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Briggs P. Tucker

tuckerbp@email.sc.edu

briggsptucker@gmail.com

National Justice for Animals Week

This week is National Justice for Animals Week and, as such, SALDF is raising awareness on preventing and reporting animal abuse and raising money for SQ Rescue, a local shelter.  Please stop by our table through Thursday, 12:40-1:40, for more information and to donate!  Thank you!

Good Deed Friday: Women Helping Women Products Drive

Women in Law, Pro Bono, and Phi Alpha Delta need your help in assembling and distributing the donations received during our Women Helping Women Products Drive.  We will be dividing up donations for various women’s shelters this Friday, February 27, in the Pro Bono office (Room 233) from 12:00pm-2:00pm.  If you are interested in volunteering please sign up on our TWEN sign up sheet. For the most current information see our Facebook event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1629037057327509

2015 J. Woodrow Lewis Moot Court Competition Final Round

The Moot Court Bar invites you to watch the Final Round of the 2015 J. Woodrow Lewis Moot Court Competition that will take place at the South Carolina Supreme Court on March 4, 2015 at 3:30pm.  After submitting briefs and 2 rounds of oral arguments, the following teams will be competing in the Final Round in front of our state Supreme Court Justices:

Monica Bracey and Molly Stanton for Petitioner Walker, et. al vs. Christian Herring and Martin Ebert for Respondent Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc.

We hope to see you there!

2015 BLSA Banquet

The Annual BLSA Banquet will be held at The Hall at 320 Senate Street on March 26, 2015. The event will begin with a reception at 6:00 pm, followed by the dinner and program at 7:00 pm. This year’s Banquet’s keynote speaker is The Honorable Mignon L. Clyburn, Chair of the Federal Communications Commission. Tickets are $25 for Chapter Members and $35 for general admission. Please see any BLSA members to purchase a ticket. Hope to see you all there!

SC Bar High School Mock Trial Competition Needs Volunteers

If you ever benefitted from participation in a high school mock trial program, now is your chance to give back! Potential volunteers should email astearns@scbar.org or Cynthia at cynthia.cothran@scbar.org.

Volunteers are needed for these times and locations:
·         2/28 (Saturday)– Lexington Courthouse – 9:30am – 6pm – catered breakfast and lunch
·         3/13 (Friday) – Federal Courthouse (Columbia) – 10:45am to 5:30pm – catered lunch
·         3/14 (Saturday) – Federal Courthouse (Columbia) – 8:00am to 5:00pm – catered breakfast and lunch

Summer Public Interest Law Fellowship Apply now

If you are interested in exploring public interest law as a career option, summer public interest fellowships might be perfect. These fellowships provide an income and a valuable experience with an organizations or agency that helps our most vulnerable citizens. The SC Bar Foundation Public Interest Fellowship information, instructions and application are now available. The Deadline to apply is March 6th.

Details and Application are located at: http://law.sc.edu/pro_bono/fellowship/

Watch this space for information on other paid Fellowships.

The Cinderella Project

Do you have gently used bridesmaid or prom dresses, shoes, jewelry, or tiaras? Thanks to the South Carolina Young Lawyer’s Divisions and co-sponsors, you can help a low income teen girl go to prom!

Donations will be accepted until February 25 in the South Carolina Pro Bono​ Office.  Other donation sites in South Carolina can be found at http://www.cinderellaprojectsc.com.

If you have any questions about donations, please email us at uscwomeninlaw@gmail.com.

Women Helping Women Products Drive

From February 16-22 Kayla Porter, Women in Law, and Pro Bono will be sponsoring a women’s products drive to benefit homeless women of the Midlands.

You’ve probably donated clothes to a homeless shelter or charity, but have you ever donated sanitary napkins or tampons? Statistically speaking, you probably answered no, but would it surprise you to learn that a woman can make a sweater last for months, maybe years, but she needs new feminine hygiene products each month?

Being homeless should not strip a woman of her dignity. You can help! Donate a wrapped package of tampons, pads, small bottles of shampoo, lotion, soap, or money to one of the following locations:

-Pro Bono Office from 9:00am-4:00pm
-Women in Law Office (Room 342) during office hours (office hours can be found on WIL’s TWEN page or outside the office)
-Table set up in the lobby from 12:40pm-1:40pm.

Plus, each product (or, if donation of money, $5 increment) donated will earn you an entry into a drawing for a terrific prize!

Be sure to check out our Facebook event more the most recent updates, or email us at uscwomeninlaw@gmail.com with any questions.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1584230271818573/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

AmeriBar Lunch Event

AmeriBar invites you to join us for an informational session on Tuesday, February 10 at 12:40pm in Room 230.  The event will feature a presentation about AmeriBar’s bar prep and MPRE prep products.  All attendees will receive a free MPRE prep book and lunch, as well as access to an online free MPRE class. If you have any questions, email AmeriBar’s campus representative, Julia Spitler, at stippler@email.sc.edu.

SALDF Meeting 2/4

SALDF will be meeting on 2/4/15 at 12:40 in room 135 to talk about this semester and leadership opportunities.  At the end of this semester, both the president and vice president positions will become available.  If you are interested in helping animals and an opportunity to head an organization, please join us!  Email Kensey Barrett at barretke@email.sc.edu if you have any questions or plan to attend.  Lunch will be served!

SC Bar Young Lawyers Division Diversity Clerkship

The deadline to apply for the SC Bar Young Lawyers Division Diversity Clerkship is Sunday, February 1st at 5:00 p.m.  Selected applicants will interview with participating employers for a six week summer clerkship on Saturday, February 28thfollowing the YLD Diversity Symposium. The application form is saved in the Resources / Document Library on Symplicity.  Please contact Jill Kunkle (kunklej@law.sc.edu) with questions.