Category Archives: Informational Meetings

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:

What to Expect from your Summer Clerkship on behalf of the Honor Council


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

1L Brief Writing Workshop – Jan 21 @ 12:40, Room 138

Come pick up some helpful tips for writing your brief, as well as free lunch that’s NOT pizza.

All who attend will pick up 400 Lexis points (that’s $5+ in Amazon Dollars).

But wait, there’s more – THREE, count them 1-2-3 – 1Ls who attend will win 5000 (FIVE THOUSAND!!!) points!  We’ll hold the raffle at the end of the workshop so don’t miss out.  You MUST be present to win!

January 21, 2015 from 12:40 to 1:40 in Room 138

Spring Externship Interest Meeting

The Office of Experiential Learning is having a Spring Externship Interest Meeting this Thursday, October 9th at 12:40 in room 135.  This is an opportunity for 2ls and 3ls to learn about the program and placement possibilities.  The externship program provides the chance for students to earn academic credit while working in various types of state and federal government offices.  Students can work for all levels of judges, government agencies, solicitors, and public defenders while earning academic credit.


Please let Megan Seiner,, 803-777-1451 know if you have any questions.

Upcoming Career Services Events

Wednesday, October 20
Cover Letter Program for 1Ls
Career Services will discuss how to draft an effective cover letter.
Lunch will be provided.
Tuesday, October 21
US Air Force JAG Presentation
A US Air Force JAG member will discuss the application process and duties of a JAG officer.
Please bring your lunch.
Tuesday, October 28
Labor/Employment Law Program
Panel discussion with members of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Division.  Panel is composed of attorneys from large firms, small firms, and government agencies.  Panelists discuss the practice area and work/life balance.
Lunch will be provided.
Wednesday, October 29
Professionalism and Social Media
Presentation by Gary Moore, USC IT Department, on establishing a professional social media presence.  Career Services will discuss LinkedIn.
January 12
Symplicity Training/
OCI Information Session
Training session on how to navigate Symplicity, the software utilized by the Office of Career Services.  Presentation will address how to apply for job postings and on-campus interviews.  There will also be a discussion of the on-campus interview process.
Lunch will be provided.
Monday –  Thursday, January 26-29
Career Week
Daily panels of practicing lawyers discuss various career options.  Topics vary each year, but may include Government; Alternative Careers; Private Practice (Small Firms vs. Large Firms); Transactional Work vs. Litigation.
Lunch will be provided each day.
Feb. 4
Interview Tips
& Young Lawyers Division Diversity Clerkship Presentation
Presentation by Career Services on effective interview techniques, dress, and etiquette.
Brief presentation by SC Young Lawyers Division on SC Bar Diversity Clerkship Program.
Please bring your lunch.
Feb. 10
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Interview Demonstration
Hiring partner from Nelson Mullins interviews a second-year student in front of audience.  NMRS will follow the interview with feedback and a brief presentation.
Provides first-year students insight into the format of an on-campus interview.
Please bring your lunch.
Feb. 24
Federal Clerkships
Panel of federal law clerks will discuss their experiences and the application process.
Lunch will be provided.
March 3
Job Search Strategies
Presentation on finding jobs outside of the on-campus interview process.
Please bring your lunch.
March 26
Small Firm Lunch
Ten lawyers from small local firms are invited to have lunch with students in the law school lobby to provide information on practicing law in a small firm.  Each lawyer has his or her own table. 
Lunch will be provided.
Wednesday, March 31
State Clerkships
Panel of state law clerks discuss their experiences. 
The application process is discussed.
Lunch will be provided.

AmeriBar Information Session

On Monday, October 6 at 12:40pm come to Room 231 to learn all about AmeriBar and how you can love your bar review company! There will be an overview of AmeriBar’s bar review packages, as well as information on MPRE prep. Access to a free online MPRE courses will be given to all those who attend! Lunch will be provided.

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!

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.


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.

LibraryFest 2014!

Come celebrate Constitution Day in the Library on Wednesday, September 17th, from 12:40-2:00pm in the Law Library!  1Ls, this is your one and only chance to win one of two private study carrels, along with other prize packs filled with t-shirts, gifts cards, and more.  There will be gift bags with goodies for all who show up, cake for everyone, and displays on the federal and state constitutions to enjoy!  Our fantastic Westlaw, Bloomberg, and Lexis reps will also be on hand with swag.  We hope to see you all there!

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