For the first time in its history, the University of South Carolina School of Law will move into a new home. The new building will include state-of-the-art technology and state-of-the-art classrooms. It will also feature a children’s law training center.
The school will also add a Health Law Certificate. The certificate will focus on emerging legal issues in the health care field. It will be the sixth certificate added to the College of Law.
Additionally, the school will launch a new 3+3 program with Portland State University. This will increase the number of law students at the school. This will give more students access to top career opportunities. The program will also enhance experiential learning.
In addition to these announcements, the school has announced six new professors to join the teaching faculty. These new professors bring expertise to Willamette Law. They include: David A. Friedman, Professor of Law; Terrence Green, Adjunct Professor of Law; and Josh Gupta-Kagan, Associate Professor of Law.
As well as these three new professors, the school has promoted 10 professors to tenure. Their titles include Professor of Law, Professor of Humanities, Associate Professor of Law, and Director of the Veterans Legal Clinic. In addition, Phylis Myles will be recognized with an Award of Merit in November.
The school also announced the creation of the Signature Strengths Initiative, a new initiative that aims to identify and highlight the strengths of its students. This initiative will be launched by the law school in the fall. It is a unique individualized approach to legal education.
The School of Law also has a new dean, Brian Gallini. Previously, he served as the Director of the Veterans Legal Clinic and the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for CTIA in Washington, D.C. In addition, he is the interim vice provost for interdisciplinary studies. He also serves as the director of the Rule of Law Collaborative.
The incoming class for the 2019-20 academic year is one of the most academically talented classes in the school’s history. These students have overcome numerous obstacles to obtain their law degrees. The class also meets all recent metrics.
The school has also named two winners of its inaugural King of the Hill Mock Trial Competition. Third-year student Andrew Rawl is passionate about law and plans to use his degree to help others. He won the contest in October. Another student, Molly Sue Harmon, won the competition in 2021.
The law school also announced the opening of the Veterans Legal Clinic, a new program that will provide pro bono legal services to veterans. This will be the first full-time licensed professional counselor staff member at the school.
In addition to these new announcements, the school has also been able to expand its experiential learning by launching the Palmetto LEADER, a mobile law office that will travel throughout the state. This will allow the law school to be more accessible to those who need it.
The school is preparing future attorneys to be ready for the changing world. This includes a focus on shared ownership in reopening efforts. In addition to the school’s traditional emphasis on educating students to be leaders, this effort will give students more access to top-notch careers.