Category Archives: Women in Law

Women in Law Welcome Social

Women in Law and Mrs. Lisa Wilcox are hosting a Welcome Social for all 1Ls and Women in Law members. The Social will be held at Dean Wilcox’s Home (2810 Wheat Street) on Thursday, August 20th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Please join us for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and socializing!

RSVP to Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 5:00pm.

See the Evite at .

We hope to see you there!

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:

Women in Law End of the Semester Happy Hour

Save the date to take a study break and join Women in Law for our end of the semester happy hour! Feel free to drop by onMonday, April 13 any time between 5:30pm-7:30pm at Liberty’s Beer Garden. WIL will provide appetizers for attendees. If you have any questions please email us at  For the most up to date information please see our Facebook event.

Reminder: SCWLA Deadline This Friday!

Each year the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (“SCWLA”)provides a scholarship to a current 1L or 2L student for the following school year. If you are interested in applying please email Women in Law at

The SCWLA Foundation Scholarships are intended to:
1. Recognize law students who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and an aptitude for leadership and philanthropy;

2. Promote excellence in legal studies by providing assistance to deserving students; and

3. Advance the missions of both the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association and the SCWLA Foundation, which include: enhancing the welfare and development of women lawyers and supporting their interests and encouraging philanthropy by women lawyers in South Carolina for the benefit of the greater community.

One scholarship per law school is given each year, contingent on the applicant pool and scholarship funds raised by the SCWLA Foundation. Finalists will be the guests of honor at the SCWLA CLE Convention in Fall 2015. Anticipated amount of the 2015 scholarship is at least $1,500.

Scholarships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, leadership and philanthropic potential, and a strong commitment to the profession. Involvement in programs that advance or support women in the profession and in the community and participation in community service activities are given particular consideration.

Scholarship applications must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than March 20, 2015.

For the most up to date information, please see the following Facebook event:

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:

Women in Law Halloween Carnival

Join Women and Law for the annual Halloween Carnival today (October 29) 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Law School Lobby.  If your organization is interested in participating or you are interested in volunteering please contact WIL’s Vice President, Catherine Oates-Robinson, at

Please feel free to dress up in your kid-friendly Halloween costumes!  Even if you cannot attend the Halloween Carnival, you can still help spread the word by sharing our Facebook event.

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.

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: