Federalist Society MOVIE NIGHT!!

“The Paper Chase”
The story of a struggling first-year law student – we’ve all been there!

We got together and decided we wanted to watch all of those “law school movies” our classmates and professors talk about. Then we thought maybe everyone else did too. So everyone is invited! You do not have to be a member of The Federalist Society to attend, but members do get perks.

Admission: Free
Concessions: Cash Only
Location: Law School Auditorium
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Time: 7:00PM
FEDERALIST SOCIETY MEMBERS GET DISCOUNTS ON CONCESSIONS

This fundraiser benefits the South Carolina School of Law Federalist Society.

To become a member of The Federalist Society, visit: www.fed-soc.org/members.

SELS Interest Meeting

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society will be hosting an interest meeting on Tuesday, September 8, at 12:40 in Room 230. We hope you can join us for lunch and our first meeting of what is expected to be an exciting year. Roll Tide, Southern Miss To The Top, and Go Cocks!

Week 1 Reminder

You have now survived the first full week of Law School! Congratulations!  Take a few moments and visit the 7th Incoming Student Community Service Blog http://serviceday.uofsclaw.org

All photos are loaded!  We hope this is a reminder of a fun afternoon and that now you will take the next step, sign up on TWEN for Pro Bono announcements; visit the Pro Bono Program website, check out the signs and VOLUNTEER!

See you soon

Women in Law Welcome Social

Women in Law and Mrs. Lisa Wilcox are hosting a Welcome Social for all 1Ls and Women in Law members. The Social will be held at Dean Wilcox’s Home (2810 Wheat Street) on Thursday, August 20th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Please join us for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and socializing!

RSVP to uscwomeninlaw@gmail.com Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 5:00pm.

See the Evite at http://www.punchbowl.com/parties/8b2c55425810cc4b2c51 .

We hope to see you there!

WELCOME/WELCOME BACK!!

Welcome to law school!!! To celebrate the bright beginning of a new school year, come enjoy a back to school bash (aka 1L happy hour) at Jakes on Monday August 17th at 7:00pm!

SBA will also be co-sponsoring the Welcome Back Party with the law school at the McCutcheon House from 5:30-8:30pm on Friday August 21st!!

Can’t wait to see everyone there!!

Calls for GRITS in Texas!

Call for attendees!  The GRITS (Getting Radical in the South) Conference at the University of Texas Law School is coming! The conference is on October 30th & 31st and is focused on social justice issues in the south, and is a great opportunity for students to connect with practitioners and be a part of the dialogue shaping new progressive strategies for the future.
If you’d like to know more about registration and housing in Austin, please visit our website at gritsconference.org or email us at gritsconference@gmail.com.

END OF YEAR PARTY!

Where: Breakers and Breakers Live
When: Friday, May 1
Time: Reserved from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Tab: Yes
Cost: Wristbands to drink on the tab are free for SBA Members and $5 for Non-SBA​
You don’t have to buy a wristband to show up, but you will need a wristband to drink off the tab. We ask that you limit attendance to law school students and significant others. Hope to see everyone there as we blow of steam from exams and get ready for summer.

 

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!