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/

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!