Barrister’s Ball 2017

The Student Bar Association proudly presents the University of South Carolina School of Law’s annual Barrister’s Ball. The event is black tie optional. Tickets include adult beverages, light hors’ d’oeuvres, and a live band. It’s going to be a swinging good time! We hope to see you there.

This year we are taking donations for the Prader Willi Foundation. The Student Bar Association wants to make Barrister’s Ball a fun event for law students that also benefits the community. Please consider donating when you purchase your tickets.

In addition to current law students, tickets are now open to the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar and School of Law Faculty and Staff. Like most law schools across the nation, we coridally invite you to celebrate Barrister’s Ball with us. A portion of these tickets will go to the Prader Willi Foundation.

This is a 21+ event. No exceptions. Please bring your ID and Eventbrite ticket with you. Paper or electronic tickets will be accepted.

1208 Washington Place: 1208 Washington Street, Columbia, SC 29201

T- Shirt Design:


Monster’s Ball is almost here! Monster’s Ball will be October 28, 2016, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

It’s a Halloween Party. The best Halloween Party in Columbia, SC! This year it is a combined event with the Law School and the School of Medicine. Public Health and Business School Students welcome. A ticket will get you access to the open, fully stocked bar, food, and dance floor. There will be a costume competition, so come dressed to impress!

Get your tshirt here:
Code: TH913201644404PM39

Capacity is somewhat limited, so to ensure that law school students who want to attend can, each law school student is currently limited to two (2) dates. If people want extra tickets for additional dates, a lottery at a later date will take place. When you purchase tickets you will be required to enter your date(s) name(s) and YOU, the law student, will be held responsible for any destruction/problems caused by your date. If your date is required to leave, as determined by security, you must leave with them.

Please note that weapons and replicas of weapons will not be allowed in the event, as requested by security. Many local bars are also implementing similar rules.

Business students may also purchase a ticket through our link. Please purchase your specified ticket or you will be refunded and not guaranteed admittance.


NEW SBA Representatives!!

Student Bar Association Legislative Council Election Results

September 8, 2016

1L Representatives

Clermon Acklin

Madeline Belford

Richard Capps

Kambrell Garvin

Amanda Gaston

Gil Gatch

William Lollini

Samantha Sanders

2L Representatives

Jake Isenburg

Chelsea Lucas

SBA BAND PARTY: Sept. 16 at 7PM


SBA Band Party tickets are now on sale! Get them today before ticket prices go up!

Band Party is the first SBA event of the year. Invite your parents, spouses, families, and friends to come hang with the law school. There is a bbq dinner, unlimited craft beer, and a great band! This year, different organizations will host tables for people to play carnival games and such before the band arrives. We will even have a corn hole tournament (sign up when you buy tickets)!

Band Party will be on September 16, 2016 starting at 7PM at River Rat Brewery located at 1231 Shop Road, Columbia, SC 29201.

Click HERE to purchase tickets, buy t-shirts, and sign up for the corn hole tournament. Check out the event on Facebook.



Welcome Back Party

SBA will be co-sponsoring the Welcome Back Party with the law school at the McCutchen House from 5:30-8:00pm on Friday, August 26.

We hope to see you there!

The McCutchen House is located on the Historic Horseshoe at 902 Sumter Street, Columbia, S.C.


YLD/SBA Pig Cook-Off


5:30-8:30 p.m.

SC Bar Conference Center 

1501 Park St., Columbia

FREE T-shirts to the first 200 guests!

RSVP by April 1 to Kimberly Snipes at


Women in Law and SBA Welcome Justice Toal and Representative Laurie Slade Funderburk for Women’s History Month

On March 14, 2016, Women in Law and the Student Bar Association will be holding a lunch panel discussion honoring Women’s History Month. We are very excited to have Justice Jean Toal and Representative Laurie Slade Funderburk from the SC House of Representatives join us to discuss their experiences in the legal profession. This will be a moderated panel discussion, but questions will be welcome following the presentation. Lunch will be served for those that RSVP. An eventbrite will be sent out through Heather Beatty at a date closer to the presentation date calling for RSVPs.

Barristers Ball!!!

Barristers Ball will be Feb. 26th from 8pm-12am.
Ticket prices will be $25 – SBA member; $35 – Non-SBA member; $45 – Day of ticket

The band will be The Vegabonds, and they will be playing from around 9 until midnight. The band is on youtube so be sure to look them up!

The event is “black tie optional” which means that it is perfectly fine if anyone wants to wear suits, short dresses, etc., instead of black tie (tuxes and long dresses). If you would like to rent a tux, Men’s Warehouse has offered law students $40 off a full tux rental. In order to take advantage of this offer, use our Law School group number: 6427081.

Buy your tickets here:

Faculty Auction!

Phi Delta Phi invites you to EdVenture Children’s Museum for the Faculty Auction!!

January 28, 2016 from 7pm-11pm!

Live and Silent Auctions

Casual Cocktail Attire

Purchase tickets at:


End of Semester Happy Hour!! and Toy Drive!

After exams, come join the SBA as we host the End of Semester Happy Hour on Friday, Dec 11, starting at 7:00 pm at Tin Roof. We will have a bar tab and Tin Roof will continue offering drink specials even after the tab runs out. Specials include: $3 draft beer (excluding Guiness), $1 off all house liquor, and $4 Gatorade shots. In order to drink off the tab, a wristband is required. Wristbands are free for SBA Members, $5 for Non-SBA Members, or free with the donation of a toy to the Salvation Army’s Toy Drive. In order to donate, please see the box outside Heather’s office and sign your name to the list of donors in Heather’s office. Wristbands will be sold and handed out at Tin Roof. If you do not wish to purchase a wristband or donate a toy, please still join us, the drink specials will still be available to you. We hope to see everyone there relaxed and blowing off steam. Until then, the best of luck on exams!

Obama v. the Constitution

Please join

The Federalist Society

For a presentation on

Obama vs. the Constitution

By Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute

Featuring commentary by Professor Ned Snow

TodayTuesday, October 27

12:40 in Room 138