Monthly Archives: September 2014

Shoe Drive sponsored by BLSA

The Black Law Students Association is currently holding a Shoe Drive to benefit individuals and families in our area who are in need. Donations will be provided to The Cooperative Ministry for distribution. BLSA seeks your support!

Please bring unwanted but operable pairs of shoes to the clearly marked collection bin located in the law school lobby.

We are collecting shoes for all ages as well as clothing and small furniture donations. If you have an item that is too large for the collection bin, please email and a BLSA member will come to you for pick up.

For more information on The Cooperative Ministry, please grab a brochure from the collection bin or visit their website at

Congratulations to the winners of the SBA Election!

Congratulations to the following 1Ls for winning Representative Positions on the Student Bar for the 2014-2015 School Year:

Max Glober
Harmon Groves
Aleia Hornsby
Caitlyn Pennington
Travis Bain
Lauren Glazer
Richard Bryant
William Sprott

And also to the following 2L who also won a Representative spot on the SBA:

Ben Hepner

Thank you to all who voted!

SBA Elections Update

Elections for 2014-15 SBA Representatives for the 1L and 2L class will take place tomorrow September 23. There are eight (8) representative spots to be filled for the 1L class and one (1) spot for the 2L class. Elections will be held on TWEN from9am until 7pm. Those wishing to vote are asked to subscribe to the appropriate TWEN page. The 1L page is titled “1L SBA Representative Elections.” The 2L page is titled “2L SBA Representative Elections.” Please note that it is impermissible to vote in these elections unless you are a member of the corresponding class (3L’s cannot vote for 2L’s, etc.) and doing so could subject you to discipline. Should you have any questions please consult to the SBA Election Code which can be found on this website. In the event of any remaining confusion please contact Briggs Tucker, SBA Parliamentarian.


SBA Fall Band Party is this Friday!! Don’t forget to get your tickets online in advance. Go to Events Calendar, Click on SBA Parent’s Weekend Band Party, and the link to buy tickets on Eventbrite is there!

*If you wait to buy tickets at the door, you’ll have to wait in line at a kiosk to buy them online and you will NOT be able to pay in person.

International Law Society: JD/IMBA Info Session with Jeff Jewitt

Join ILS tomorrowTuesday Sept. 23 at 12:40 in room 333 to learn more about the JD/IMBA program. Mr. Jeff Jewitt, on of the Directors of Admissions for the program, will be joining us (and providing lunch) to answer any questions you may have about the program!

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events – Career Services

Tuesday, September 23
138     State Clerkship Panel Discussion

A panel of state judicial law clerks will share their experiences clerking for state judges.  Professor Bockman moderates the panel and discusses the application process for state clerkships.  Lunch with be provided.

Wednesday, September 24
Room 138
Second Career Students

Presentation and networking opportunity for 1Ls pursuing law as a “second career.”  Presentation focuses on how to navigate generational differences, discuss career change, and salary negotiations.  Presented by Phyllis Burkhard, Yvonne Visser, and Jill Kunkle.  Please bring your lunch.

Tuesday, October 7
Room 138
3L Job Search Presentation
Presentation for 3L’s on effective ways to search for a job and contact alumni.  Please bring your lunch.

Wednesday, October 8
Assoc. of Corporate Counsel Speed Networking Lunch
1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls are encouraged to attend.
Speed networking event with members of the
Association of Corporate Counsel.  Students will be seated in groups while the in-house counsel attorneys rotate around the room discussing their work and answering questions.  Lunch will be provided.

Interested In Federal Practice? Joint the Student Federal Bar!

The Student Federal Bar Association will be having its first meeting (with FREE lunch) on September 22 from 12:40-1:40 in Room 138.

The Student Federal Bar Association is the ideal way to interact and network with attorneys, federal judges, and law clerks while learning more about federal practice. Learn more about the organization and how to become a member on Monday!

Free Ticket Trivia

Starting Monday, September 29th, the SBA will be giving away two Monsters Ball tickets a week until the week of the event. There will be a new trivia question posted here on the SBA website every Monday on the “Trivia” and “Home” pages. Once you’ve read the trivia question, simply fill out the “Trivia Answer Form” from the Trivia page drop-down menu and you’ll be entered to win one of two free tickets that week!

Interlibrary Loan requests

The library would like to remind all law students that
 Interlibrary Loan requests should be placed at the Law Library, not at Thomas Cooper library.

You may place requests online at
 or in person at the Circulation Desk. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Taylor  at 777-3367 or Megan Brown at 777-1726 or

SBA/IT Series “Backup, Backup, Backup”

This is a reminder that the first seminar of the fall School of Law IT  Lunchtime Technology Series, co-sponsored by the SBA, “Backup, Backup, Backup!”  will be this upcoming Tuesday, September 16 at 12:40 P.M. in the Auditorium.   Come learn how to backup your home computer on a regular basis using various backup and online storage solutions.  LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED!

Please make sure to RSVP for the seminar by signing up at  It’s very important that you RSVP so that we properly order the correct amount of food for the seminar.

SC Coalition for Heathy Families Speaker

Wednesday, October 8 from 3-5 pm, in the Law School Auditorium:

Lynn M. Paltrow, JD, Executive Director, founded National Advocates for Pregnant Women in 2001. Ms. Paltrow is a graduate of Cornell University and New York University School of Law. She has worked on numerous cases challenging restrictions on the right to choose abortion as well cases opposing the prosecution and punishment of pregnant women seeking to continue their pregnancies to term. Ms. Paltrow has served as a senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project, as Director of Special Litigation at the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy, and as Vice President for Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood of New York City. Ms. Paltrow conceived of and filed the first affirmative federal civil rights challenge to a hospital policy of searching pregnant women for evidence of drug use and turning that information over to the police. In the case of Ferguson et. al., v. City of Charleston et. al., the United States Supreme Court agreed that such a policy violates the 4th amendment’s protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.

Good Deed Friday!

Good Deed Friday is Back! Looking for a chance to volunteer but only have a couple of hours?  Just need to get out of the building for a while?  Good Deed Friday may just be the answer! From 1-4 on September 26th 10 volunteers are needed to help paint apartments at St Lawrence Place.  To volunteer you simply need to come by the Pro Bono Office and sign up, we will give you directions and a prize!  For more information about Good Deed Friday check out:  and for information about St. Lawrence Place:  and yes, this project is suitable for 1L’s


The Presidential Management Fellowship (“PMF”) Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus – developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.  More information can be found at

This is a fellowship for two years starting after graduation.  3Ls are eligible to apply.  The application will open on October 1st and will close on October 15th.

A brief presentation on the PMF Program will be held on Tuesday, September 16th at 12:40 p.m. in room 138.  (Please bring your lunch.)

Please contact Career Services with questions.

A Brief History of Conservation and Prospects for the Future

The Environmental Law Society will be hosting Mr. Dana Beach, the president and founder of the Coastal Conservation League.  Mr. Beach will be discussing current and future prospects for conservation efforts in South Carolina.

Please join us Tuesday, September 16, at 12:40 in room 135.  Lunch will be provided.

1st Annual SBA Parents’ Weekend Band Party Tickets

Ticket sales for the 1st Annual SBA Parents’ Weekend Band Party are live! You can find a link to the Eventbrite page, where you can get more information and buy tickets, by going to the event on the Events Calendar and clicking the link under the “Event Website” heading. You won’t want to miss out on this party, it’s going to be a great time!