Earlier this month, the University of South Carolina School of Law welcomed 217 new first-year students to their new home. The class is one of the most academically talented in school history, and they are set to receive a record number of awards. The new home also features state-of-the-art technology and brand-new classrooms. These resources are designed to provide incoming law students with the skills they need to succeed. In addition to helping students to get a firm grasp of the legal system, the Law School will also provide them with the opportunities to take advantage of the many services available to them.
The University of South Carolina School of Law is celebrating its 150th anniversary. This year, the school has moved into a new building, which includes grand architecture, state-of-the-art technology, and brand-new classrooms. In recognition of the School of Law’s new home, an event will be held to commemorate the opening of the new facility. The ceremony will include speakers and other prominent legal and political officials.
The new building will also feature a Children’s Law Center that will soon be equipped with a first-class training space. The center will increase the number of programs available to help protect children in the state. The Center will be directed by Professor Josh Gupta-Kagan.
The new home will allow the School of Law to continue its tradition of fostering collaborations among its students and faculty. As part of the transition, the School of Law’s library will be closed. Instead of closing for a full year, the Library will open again in May. This will enable the School of Law to complete the construction of its new library. The library will be ready to use by the start of the 2022 academic year.
The College of Law has added a Health Law Certificate to the curriculum. This will provide students with a focus on a variety of evolving legal issues in the health care field. The Health Law Certificate is the sixth certificate to be offered by the College of Law.
The School of Law has also made its commitment to the local community. It has been working with local teachers through its Adopt a Teacher program, and recently wrapped up its annual Harvest Hope-Owen food drive. These initiatives will allow students to benefit from the school’s pro bono efforts and gain valuable skills.
The School of Law will also be facilitating a series on gender non-conforming people. In addition to the series, the school’s faculty will also be working to improve outcomes for victims of domestic violence.
The School of Law has also added a new adjunct faculty member, Terrence Green. He will teach immigration law this fall. He grew up near the school and was drawn to the opportunity to help others. He also served in the military. He plans to work in the employment law field after graduating.
This year’s commencement exercises will honor outstanding achievements by the School of Law’s 2020-2021 graduating class. A Breakthrough Star will be named at the event. During the ceremonies, five graduates will recount their experiences and tell stories of noteworthy cases they worked on during their time at USF.