the fine print* ONE MINUTE BRIEF - July 2018


Charlotte Alumni Reception

at Moore & Van Allen, hosted by Billy Moore '83.


Rock Hill, SC

August 8 at Legal Remedy Brewing, hosted by Charles Bradford '81, Bev Carroll '81, Leah Moody '96 and Thomas Pope '87

Mt. Pleasant, SC

August 16 at Motley Rice, hosted by Motley Rice

Alumna Michele Stumpe Recognized for Conservation Efforts

Michele Stumpe '93, a partner in the Atlanta firm of Taylor English Duma LLP, was recently honored with an award for her conservation efforts in Africa.

The award was presented by Dr. Jane Goodall during a gala celebrating the Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary's 20th Anniversary in Uganda.

If you're a graduate of the class of '73, '78, '83, '88, '93, '98, '03, '08 or '13,

don't miss this chance to reconnect with your classmates.

Making Sense of the World

Professors Joel Samuels and Marcia Zug have received nationwide attention for their insights on two of today's trending topics:

Samuels wrote an article on what can be gained from the indictment of 12 Russian nationals, even if those individuals never face trial in the U.S.

Zug has written two articles about the reunification struggle for separated immigrant families, if they are reunited at all.

Back to School...

There is no doubt that a good education is vital to the well-being of our nation, and three UofSCLaw professors have been working to improve access to education for all children:

Prof. Josh Gupta-Kagan (top) was cited several times in a recent decision by New Mexico's First Judicial District Court that says the state is failing in its constitutional duty of making sure all students receive an adequate education.

Prof. Derek Black (middle) not only wrote about that very case, but has also been interviewed by the national public radio program The Takeaway about a Michigan case, in which the judge ruled that the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to an education. He also penned an op-ed for USA Today on the legality of using race as a way of achieving diversity in higher ed.

Prof. Eboni Nelson (bottom) has been interviewed twice by the Post and Courier on this same topic, once on the importance of "race-conscious" admissions practices, and a second time after it recently came to light that the College of Charleston stopped considering race as a factor in 2016.

Legal Tech Seminars

The University of South Carolina School of Law is once again hosting it's Legal Tech Seminars, which features guest lecturers who reveal the many ways technology affects the law. This fall, the series will focus on artificial intelligence. The first two topics are:

Sept. 6 - The Malpractice of Hunches: Data Analytics and Legal Ethics, with Ed Walters, CEO of Fastcase

Sept. 27 - Make Sure the Tool Isn't You: Managing Attention in the Information Age, with Jack Pringle, Adams and Reese, LLP

The seminars are FREE to all members of the legal community, and most offer CLE credit.

Looking to hire?


As you consider your future hiring needs, we hope you will take advantage of the University of South Carolina School of Law On-Campus Interview program. We are currently planning Fall 2018 interview sessions for Summer 2019 clerkships and for permanent positions.

Interviews will be held August 13 - November 16, 2018 for 2Ls and 3Ls.

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Then you've seen all that South Carolina Law offers today's students and the excellent legal education they will receive.

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