The University of South Carolina School of Law has announced its new faculty for the 2022-23 academic year. This is a historic moment for the school. After the retirement of long-time Dean Rob Wilcox, the deanship will be handed over to another member of the University of South Carolina family.
The School of Law will celebrate this significant milestone with a special event. This ceremony will include the official opening of its new home. As part of the celebration, the US Supreme Court will be honored with a keynote speech by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Samuel A. Alito.
Another important announcement is the creation of a scholarship to support victims of domestic violence. Students will have an increased opportunity to obtain a law degree and obtain top-notch career opportunities. Founded in 2007, the law school encourages students to develop skills to meet the challenges of the legal profession.
In addition, the School of Law will welcome two new visiting professors this semester. Curtis Bridgeman has been named to the Roderick and Carol Wendt Chair in Business Law. Additionally, Professor Robin Morris Collin will lead the School’s environmental justice efforts, working with communities that are disproportionately harmed by pollution.
In addition to the appointments, Willamette University College of Law also announced a new 3+3 Program. This program will allow Portland State University students to apply for admission to the law school. During the fall semester, incoming students will be able to attend classes at both institutions.
Newly appointed faculty at the School of Law include Dustin Buehler, an alumnus of Willamette Law. He will be teaching Civil Procedure in the Fall.
Professor Keith Cunningham-Parmeter has an article forthcoming in the UCLA Law Review. Other new faculty include Jennifer Gossett, Associate Professor of Law, who will teach Third Circuit Practice, and Jaclyn Cherry, who will return to the College of Law after teaching at Salem Law. These new faculty members bring valuable expertise to the College of Law.
Professor Iona Silverman is a legend in the law world. She has a distinguished background in both criminal and civil litigation, including defending several federal appeals. She is a multilaw firm lawyer.
Attorney Gretchen McCord specializes in copyright law. She is currently a partner at the law firm of O’Connor, Delgado, Evans & Wright. Previously, she worked for the US Government, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and the Department of Justice.
Professors at the University of South Carolina School of Law have received more than a million dollars from the Konduros Fisherman Fund. In honor of this gift, the school has renamed its Student Center the Konduros Fisherman Center.
The new campus is a state-of-the-art facility, and features brand-new classrooms. The School of Law will also welcome an impressive roster of visiting professors this semester.
For more information about the university, visit the School of Law’s website. You can follow the latest news on the Law School’s blog and learn about its various clubs and research initiatives.