Continuing the tradition of innovation, the University of South Carolina School of Law has moved to a new home, a building that features state-of-the-art technology and grand architecture. With a full-time faculty, the school is encouraging students to take advantage of its resources. This year’s first-year class is one of the most academically talented in school history. Among the students, there are several who have a desire to help others after graduation, and who will have a number of opportunities to do so.
The Children’s Law Center, a new training facility, will soon be able to offer immersive learning simulations. It will also be able to enhance efforts to protect children in South Carolina. The Center will be directed by Prof. Joshua Gupta-Kagan.
The Veterans Legal Clinic will also be opening soon. In addition to its own training space, the clinic will also be joined by a team of faculty members from 14 other law schools in the region. In the future, the clinic will be able to travel to communities in need.
The School of Law is also launching a new Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, headed by Karen Painter Randall. In addition, the Center for Asian Law has released a report on Hong Kong’s national security law. This report is a reminder of the importance of preserving the Basic Law and the rights of people. The report finds that the government’s national security law violates the basic law of the country.
The School of Law is also partnering with local teachers through the Adopt a Teacher program. Professors are leading a series on gender non-conforming people and will also facilitate a series on women. It is a great opportunity for students to develop the skills needed to address these issues.
Another innovative project is the Rule of Law Collaborative, a partnership between the school and the Konduros Fisherman Fund. This foundation has donated more than $1 million to the school. The funds will support research in post-conflict countries and in fragile nations. The collaboration will be rolled out in 14 different locations throughout the Midlands.
The School of Law is also expanding its offerings to include a Health Law Certificate. This is the sixth certificate offered by the College of Law. It will focus on issues related to legal developments in the health care field.
The College of Law has also recently announced a new 4+3 agreement with Western Oregon University. It will expand students’ access to top career opportunities. The partnership will enable the school to recruit more highly qualified students who are interested in attending law school. This year’s class is one of the most academically talented classes to come through the law school.
Students have also risen to the challenge of passing the bar exam. The school has been able to achieve this goal for the fifth straight year. The incoming class of 2021 has been the most academically accomplished in the school’s history.
The School of Law is also working to improve outcomes for juveniles facing potential incarceration. The school is collaborating with faculty to better understand how to provide a positive outcome for domestic violence victims. The faculty are also collaborating with prosecutors and police departments to reduce the risk of reoffending for those in the criminal justice system.