A new law library will open at the University of South Carolina School of Law in July. It will be located in a new building that features a state-of-the-art design and architecture. This will be the first law library in the school’s history. The library will be closed during the construction process, but will reopen in May. There are also plans to begin a veterans legal clinic, and to provide free tax assistance for low-income residents.
The university will also host a symposium in November, which will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ABA Real Property, Trust & Estates Law Journal. The event will feature a trip to the site of the Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council case, which established the need to balance equities when considering a preliminary injunction.
The university will also welcome two visiting professors this semester, including Bennett Nelson, who is replacing Professor Jaclyn Cherry, who is retiring. Both professors will teach a number of courses this semester. These faculty members will expand the law school’s student programs.
The school will also continue to increase its academic profile. As a result of recent improvements in the entering class’ academic profile, the School of Law has appointed several professors to endowed chairs. They include Bennett Nelson, who has been at the school since 2007, and Elizabeth Chambliss, who has been at the law school for the past five years.
This semester, the law school will also welcome two new clinical instructors. Clinical instructor Clyde “Bennett” Gore Jr. is a veteran of the United States Army, and is the director of the Veteran’s Legal Clinic. He will be teaching a course on the Fourth Circuit Practice.
The university will also launch a new legal design lab, called LawX. This program will develop products that address the problem of legal access. Specifically, it will help everyday people who cannot afford an attorney understand the process of filing a lawsuit.
Another new resource is the Corporate Law Practice Center. This database includes news, regulatory documents, and company and market information. It also provides a variety of practice and compliance resources. In addition, the center provides dictionaries, audio pronunciation files, and agency materials.
The Intellectual Property database includes case briefs and news about activities of the U.S. government, the EU, the WTO, and international organizations. Additionally, the database includes case information, statistics, and insights about the various legal areas related to intellectual property.
In addition to the new resources, the university will continue to make changes to existing systems. During the next year, the law school will also introduce a new system of e-books that will provide students with access to a wide range of topics.
The university will also hold a celebration of the opening of its new home. This event will include presentations by top legal and political officials, as well as a ceremony. Among the keynote speakers is Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S. Samuel A. Alito.