Category Archives: Lunch Events

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  For the most recent updates please see our Facebook event:

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

SALDF Meeting 2/4

SALDF will be meeting on 2/4/15 at 12:40 in room 135 to talk about this semester and leadership opportunities.  At the end of this semester, both the president and vice president positions will become available.  If you are interested in helping animals and an opportunity to head an organization, please join us!  Email Kensey Barrett at if you have any questions or plan to attend.  Lunch will be served!

Supreme Court Talk: Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. – Burden Lifting or Burden Shifting?

Join Women in Law and the American Constitution Society on Thursday, November 13 at 12:40pm in Room 231 for the upcoming Supreme Court Talk.  Professors Brown, Fox, and Means will discuss the Hobby Lobby decision. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP at the following link by Monday, November 10:

Calling all Chefs

So you think you could win Top Chef?  Want to impress a girl or a boy?  Show off your skills by entering a crock pot of homemade soup in the  “Hunger is NOT a Crock (pot)” event on Monday, Nov 10th.  You can enter your soup on behalf of an organization, a class, a study group or just by your awesome self!  On Nov 10th between 12-1:30 the soup will be served in the Lobby and judged! For $5 anyone can taste as many soups as they want and vote for the “People’s Choice. Other categories will be determined by a judging panel that includes Denise Hollard, Exec. Director of Harvest Hope Food Bank. All proceeds from this tasty event go to HHFB so you will be cooking for a cause!  To enter contact any Pro Bono Program Board member or Pam Robinson
Time for me to try out my curried squash recipe!

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.

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.

Today’s Military Landscape, the Female Perspective (Hosted by Women in Law and Service Members & Veterans in Law)

Women and Law and Service Members & Veterans in Law will be hosting a lunch meeting on Thursday, September 11 from 12:40pm-1:40pm in Room 344.  Lunch will be provided.

Two current JAG officers will be speaking at the event. Col. Edye Moran, an alumnae of USC Law, is a reserve military judge who also is involved with federal criminal defense with the CJA panel.  Lieutenant Col. Jordan is the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate of Fort Jackson.  Col. Moran and Lt. Col. Jordan will share their experiences as females in the military and provide insight to the current process and any difficulties that are arising from the impending broadened integration of females into combat roles.

Federal Student Bar Association

Join us for lunch in Classroom 138 on September 9th as we start UCS’s Student Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. This newly formed Chapter is an ideal way for law students to interact with federal lawyers and judges and increase their knowledge of the federal courts. It will also enable students to observe court proceeding and learn about the various career options in the federal legal system.

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