Category Archives: Speakers

Experts on dog-fighting and a puppy to love on!

Join SALDF this Wednesday at 12:40 in room 135 to hear from Sandy Senn with Senn Legal and Allen Myrick with the AG’s office.  They both have investigated countless dog fighting rings and worked to end them. We’ll of course have lunch and there will be a PUPPY there in support of National Dog Fighting Awareness day.  We will also announce the winners of the Cutest Pet Contest and pass out prizes.  Please RSVP and direct any questions to barretke@email.sc.edu.

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 uscwomeninlaw@gmail.com.  For the most recent updates please see our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1453634808261422/.

2015 BLSA Banquet

The Annual BLSA Banquet will be held at The Hall at 320 Senate Street on March 26, 2015. The event will begin with a reception at 6:00 pm, followed by the dinner and program at 7:00 pm. This year’s Banquet’s keynote speaker is The Honorable Mignon L. Clyburn, Chair of the Federal Communications Commission. Tickets are $25 for Chapter Members and $35 for general admission. Please see any BLSA members to purchase a ticket. Hope to see you all there!

Upcoming Career Services Events

Wednesday, October 20
12:40
138
Cover Letter Program for 1Ls
 
Career Services will discuss how to draft an effective cover letter.
Lunch will be provided.
 
Tuesday, October 21
12:40
138
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
12:40
138
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
12:40
138
Professionalism and Social Media
 
 
Presentation by Gary Moore, USC IT Department, on establishing a professional social media presence.  Career Services will discuss LinkedIn.
 
Monday,
January 12
12:40
Auditorium
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
12:40
Auditorium
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.
Wednesday,
Feb. 4
12:40
138
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.
Tuesday,
Feb. 10
12:40
138
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.
 
Tuesday,
Feb. 24
12:40
138
Federal Clerkships
 
Panel of federal law clerks will discuss their experiences and the application process.
Lunch will be provided.
Tuesday,
March 3
12:40
138
Job Search Strategies
 
Presentation on finding jobs outside of the on-campus interview process.
Please bring your lunch.
 
Thursday,
March 26
12:30
Lobby
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
12:40
138
State Clerkships
 
Panel of state law clerks discuss their experiences. 
The application process is discussed.
Lunch will be provided.

Upcoming Events – Career Services

Tuesday, September 23
12:40
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
12:40
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
12:40
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
12:40
Auditorium
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.

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.