The University of South Carolina School of Law is preparing to welcome a new class of law students. This year’s class is one of the most academically talented in the school’s history. Several new faculty members will be joining the class this semester. Also, a new scholarship has been established to assist future students in dealing with domestic violence victims.
In addition to the newly minted faculty, the School of Law has two visiting professors this semester. Among them are Ann Eisenberg and Elizabeth Chambliss, who will teach several courses. Another visiting professor is Judge Shedd, who will teach Fourth Circuit Practice. Visiting professors are always a great way to gain additional expertise in an area of law.
Students also have access to a variety of resources through the School of Law. One of those resources is the Intellectual Property Law Blog. This blog provides breaking news about intellectual property issues and regulatory developments. A subscription to this newsletter is a good way to stay up-to-date on the latest information. It is also a good resource for research and practical guidance.
Another resource is the Health Care Law & Regulation database. This database provides information on health care law and regulation and includes practice tools and agency materials. For instance, it offers a directory of federal occupational safety and health programs. It also contains e-books on various topics, such as health care legislation, regulations and laws.
Law students can also benefit from the Corporate Law Practice Center, which contains dictionaries and quotations, as well as relevant government regulations. They can also access dockets and federal statutes through the Gale database.
As well, students can gain access to the Social Issues Database. The database features topic overviews, statistics and continuously updated viewpoint articles. It also has news coverage and practice advice.
Law students are encouraged to use all of the resources available through the University of South Carolina School of Law. Some of these resources include EBSCOhost, JSTOR, Westlaw, and LexisNexis. These databases are password-protected and include thousands of peer-reviewed full-text articles.
Another database, the ABA/Bloomberg Law Lawyer’s Manual on Professional Conduct, contains ethical rules. This publication is organized into four main sections: ethics, professional conduct, local business publications, and legal practice.
A new program at the University of South Carolina School of Law, the Veterans Legal Clinic, will open on July 2. This clinic is staffed by volunteers who will provide free tax assistance to low-income residents, help with medical bills and provide other legal services.
As part of its commitment to diversity, the University of South Carolina School of Law has appointed two associate deans. Jan Baker has been named Associate Dean for Diversity and John C. Few has been named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
Several alumni of the University of South Carolina School of Law have made their mark in the field of law. Chelsea Evans ’18 is a history-making graduate. Her article, “Urban-Rural Divide in the South: An Urban/Rural Perspective,” was co-authored with Ann Eisenberg.