University of South Carolina

Editor-in-chief of South Carolina Law Review named

By Peggy Binette,, 803-777-7704

Columbia native Vordman Carlisle “Lisle” Traywick III, has been elected editor-in-chief of the South Carolina Law Review, the oldest and most prestigious legal publication in the Palmetto state.

Traywick, a second-year law student at the University of South Carolina’s School of Law, took the helm of the student managed and edited legal publication April 1. He succeeds Thomas Limehouse.

"The Law Review has an increasing presence as an important source of information for both lawyers and academics. Lisle will do a superb job of continuing to build the Review's reputation,” said Rob Wilcox, dean of the Law School.

A 2007 graduate of A.C. Flora High School, Traywick earned a bachelor’s degree in government with a concentration in political thought and a minor in economics from Wofford College in 2011, graduating cum laude. He is the son of Vick Traywick and Donna and Lang Foster of Columbia.

Traywick said he plans to continue the publication’s influential scholarship and hopes to further enhance its offerings.

“I look forward to continuing the tradition of publishing the highest quality legal scholarship in the South Carolina Law Review while also enhancing alumni relations and increasing our technological presence in Volume 65,” Traywick said. “I hope to build upon the numerous successes of Thomas and the Volume 64 editorial board by providing additional resources to further extend our impact on the discourse and dialogue regarding various contemporary legal issues.”

He said that the South Carolina Law Review is developing a new blog that will benefit members of the South Carolina Bar as well as practitioners outside the state and the general public. The blog is set to launch early this summer.

Limehouse said Traywick is an excellent choice as editor-in-chief.

“Lisle is well-regarded by his peers and is the consummate professional, demanding the highest quality of work from himself while respectfully leading and working with others to achieve a common goal,” Limehouse said. “Under Lisle’s leadership, we can expect great things from Volume 65, and I am confident he will continue the distinguished tradition of our journal and will work tirelessly to ensure that the institution remains strong and true to its aims while also maintaining the flexibility necessary to meet the demands of an evolving marketplace.”

The South Carolina Law Review was founded in 1948, but can be traced back to 1831 when the Carolina Bar Journal was briefly published in Columbia before the Civil War. Today, the South Carolina Law Review publishes four issues annually, has an international readership, is a resource for the legal and academic community and is one of the most frequently cited legal journals in the country.

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Posted: 04/12/13 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 04/12/13 @ 11:54 AM | Permalink