the fine print* One minute brief - March 2017

Chelsea Evans becomes the first African American woman to lead the South Carolina Law Review.

"I hope that my election encourages more women and people of color to pursue law degrees, journal membership and the position of editor-in-chief.”

2017 Knowlton Lecture

Freedom of Speech and the Modern University” is the title of this year’s Charles W. Knowlton Law & Liberal Arts Lecture, which will be delivered by Robert Post, dean of Yale Law School on March 23 at 5 p.m.,

The lecture is free and open to the public, and could not be more timely, as issues surrounding academic freedom have increasingly impacted higher education around the nation, and right here in South Carolina.

Modern Constitution Making

Former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki will be part of a panel discussion on constitution-making in the modern era, beginning at 5:30 pm on March 22 at the School of Law. The event is sponsored by the Rule of Law Collaborative and is free and open to alumni.

Marzouki was elected president of Tunisia by the Constituent Assembly, a body elected to govern the country and draft a new constitution following Tunisia's revolution in 2011. Also known as the "Jasmine Revolution," Tunisia's successful uprising sparked the Arab Spring.

Marzouki photo credit: Chatham House

Background photo credit: Remi Mathis

Coastal Law Field Lab Launches this Summer

Under the direction of Prof. Josh Eagle, the School of Law is launching the Coastal Law Field Lab this summer in Charleston. Over the course of four weeks, law students will earn six credits while visiting beaches and marshes along the South Carolina coast that have been at the center of legal battles to see first-hand the issues involved, and hear from lawyers and experts on both sides of the case.


$30 for BLSA Dues Paying Members | $40 for all others Available at through March 14.

For more information, call Jerisha Dukes at (803) 546-9616 or email

Bridging the Divide:

African-American Communities and Law Enforcement

On April 7, the University of South Carolina Rule of Law Collaborative will host a symposium at the School of Law that looks to heal the relationship between communities and the officers that serve them, exploring whether restorative justice mechanisms, specifically Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, would help unify the two groups.

Photo credit: Scott Lum via Flickr.

We'll honor the 2017 Compleat Lawyer Recipients during our 25th annual awards dinner on Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m.

Only two left this spring!

Seminars are free to attend and will be held from 8 - 9 am at the School of Law Auditorium on March 16 & 23.

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