Monthly Archives: August 2014

South Carolina Women Lawyers Association & Women in Law Happy Hour

Join the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association and Women in Law for a happy hour to celebrate SCWLA’s 20th anniversary.

The happy hour will take place on Wednesday, September 24 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Thirsty Fellow.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP using the Punchbowl invitation, found at the following address: http://www.punchbowl.com/partypage/857177265ec2817e/view.

2014 2L Kate Bockman Memorial Moot Court Competition Dates

The purpose of the Moot Court Bar is to conduct intramural appellate advocacy competitions: to select, promote and prepare student teams to represent the law school in regional and national appellate advocacy competitions and to help students strive for excellence in appellate advocacy and legal writing. A competition is held in the fall to select members from the second year class. Students who participate in the Second Year Competition will submit an appellate brief and argue it in front of a panel of judges. The strongest writers and oral advocates are invited to become members of the Moot Court Bar.

The 2L Kate Bockman Memorial Competition will begin with a MANDATORY meeting for interested participants. Please plan to attend ONE of the following meetings:

Tuesday, September 2 at 12:40pm in Rm. 335
Wednesday, September 3 at 12:40pm in Rm. 231
Thursday, September 4 at 3:30pm in Auditorium Wing 160 A

Lunch will be provided at the 12:40pm meetings. We hope to see you there!

Questions? Please contact Stacy Williams at USCMCB.InternalCompetition@gmail.com

Companies Suing Governments: Investor-State Dispute Settlements, National Sovereignty and the Rule of Law

FREE CHICK-FIL-A!!!

Accredited CLE event hosted by the Journal of International Law and Business, the International Law Society, and the Federalist Society

September 16th, 12:40pm, Room 236

J.P. Duffy, an international arbitration practitioner at K&L Gates, will share his experience representing companies and governments in ISDS actions and address national sovereignty and Rule of Law implications. Professors Samuels and Polavarapu will provide commentary.

SALDF

SALDF will be working with SQ Rescue, a local animal shelter, again this year and they are having a big adoption drive the weekend of September 12th. It will be held at the Petsmart on Two Notch Road. They need volunteers to walk the dogs and keep them hydrated as well as help passing out information, selling tshirts to raise money, and with any adoptions. Even if you can only spare an hour or two throughout the weekend, every little bit helps, and it takes some pressure off the full time volunteers. The times will be 6-9p on Friday the 12th, 11a-4p on Saturday the 13th, & 1-4p on Sunday the 15th. If you are interested or have questions, please let me know via email at barretke@email.sc.edu or Facebook.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society

We are eager to start our second semester here at USC. Hopefully, we can continue to build on our success last semester. The SELS is making two major changes this go round. The first is that we will be collecting dues this year. In order to join, you need to contact either Ben Welch, interim president, or Christian Herring, interim treasurer, to set up a payment. Dues for this year will be $20, if paid in the fall, and $15, if you choose to join in spring. You will need to be a paying member in order to attend member only events, run for an officer position, and vote in elections.
That takes us to our second change. We will be hosting elections on Tuesday, September 2. The positions up for election are President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The elected officials will then nominate commissioners that will book events for the SELS. More information about all positions will come later but you must be a paying dues member in order to run and vote. Please continue to check this website, your email, and our new information board in the law school for future updates on elections and all SELS events. Thank you.

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 on Tuesday, August 19th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please join us for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and socializing!
RSVP to uscwomeninlaw@gmail.com Monday, August 18, 2014.
The Wilcox’s Home
2810 Wheat Street
Columbia, SC 29205

South Carolina Bar- Law Student Affiliates Division

DATE: Thursday, September 18
TIME 5:30-7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: SC Bar Conference Center, 950 Taylor Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201
PARKING: Next to the conference center building (brick building). There are is also parking at the white building next door which also belongs to the SC Bar.
This kick-off event is FREE! Network with Young Lawyers Division attorneys and get information on this new organization.  There will be FREE FOOD (CANTINA 76), BEER/WINE, SOFT DRINKS, AND A DRAWING WITH FUN PRIZES! Plus FREE T-SHIRTS for the first 100 people that sign up.  $15 1L & 2L.  $30 for 3L. 

Companies Suing Governments: Investor-State Dispute Settlements, National Sovereignty and the Rule of Law

FREE CHICK-FIL-A!!!
Accredited CLE event hosted by the Federalist Society
September 16th, 12:40pm, Room 236
J.P. Duffy, an international arbitration practitioner at K&L Gates, will talk about his experience representing companies and governments in ISDS actions and address national sovereignty and Rule of Law implications. Professor Samuels will provide commentary.