Category Archives: Student Organizations

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!

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!

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.

SCACDL Happy Hour – Wednesday 9/10 @ 6:00

South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is welcoming the USC Law Student Division with a happy hour at Jake’s on Wednesday at 6:00. Law students are encouraged to come network with SC attorneys, have some drinks, and learn about criminal defense practice in SC. Please come enjoy this unique opportunity to meet some of the attorneys who practice criminal defense in the area.

USC Law Ambassadors

We are now accepting applications for the Law Student Ambassadors! If you are interested in giving tours to prospective students and assisting with events such as Alumni reunions, Admitted Students Day, and Orientation, then please apply! The applications are brief and should not take very long to complete.
You can pick up an application in the Admissions Office. The deadline for applications is this upcoming Monday, September 15 at 3:00pm. Please submit applications to Ms. Theresa Montgomery in the Admissions Office.

 

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.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) Event

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 at SALDF (USC LAW Chapter).

Christian Legal Society Annual COOKOUT!!! This Wednesday @ 6:00 – law school courtyard!

Welcome back! The Christian Legal Society hosts our Annual COOKOUT!
When: THIS WEDNESDAY, 9/10; from 6:00 – 8:00
Where: Law school courtyard (Right in front of the law school – so basically you have no excuse not to come:) ha)
What: FREE burgers, chips, brownies, drinks…and corn hole and ladder golf! (So, again, you have no excuse not to come – if you’re super busy, just grab some food and get back up to the library!)
Hope to see y’all there!
Questions:
John Kornegay – kornegjt@email.sc.edu
Brooke Mosteller – brooke.mosteller@gmail.com

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.

For more information and to RVSP, visit uscfedjobs.eventbrite.com or contact Lauren Patterson at laurenpatterson3@gmail.com.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) Event

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 at SALDF (USC LAW Chapter).

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.