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Equal Access to Education

Claire Raj works on Department of Education project to protect rights of students with disabilities.

Passionate Advocates

Talent, chemistry and preparation form the foundation that makes Mock Trial program one of the country's best.

May 2024: Faculty Scholarship & Impact

Faculty scholarship, news, and impact published in May 2024.

Palmetto LEADER volunteers use their legal skills for community service

Students worked alongside attorneys in Hartsville, SC earlier this month developing their legal skills while providing wills, durable healthcare powers of attorney, and expungements to those who qualify for assistance.

Michelle Pappas Named Class of 2024 Children's Law Concentration Distinguished Student

Pappas graduates with a Master of Social Work from USC and her juris doctorate with a Children's Law Concentration from the Joseph F. Rice School of Law.

Class of 2024 celebrates commencement

Commencement exercises were held May 3 in the Horseshoe for the School's Class of 2024.

Middle School Pipeline program engages young learners with the value of law

The USC Joseph F. Rice School of Law hosted students from Hopkins Middle School for a series of programs on legal storytelling and the chance to be part of a courtroom in action.

Celebrating 2024 Award Winners

The Law School recognizes students, faculty and staff who have made outstanding achievements in the 2023-2024 academic year

April 2024: Faculty Scholarship & Impact

Faculty scholarship, news, and impact published in April 2024.

New grant-funded Tax Clinic at USC Rice School of Law accepting clients

The law school's low-income Tax Clinic provides free legal assistance to qualifying taxpayers in disputes against the IRS.

USC Rice School of Law announces 2024 Compleat Lawyer Award Recipients

The highest honor given by the law school, these awards recognize alumni nominated by their peers for their professionalism, competency, and integrity.

USC report on protective orders highlights ways to address domestic violence

The multi-disciplinary collaboration provides the first glimpse of data on Orders of Protection at the state and local level throughout South Carolina.

US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit holds hearing at USC Joseph F. Rice School of Law

Students observed oral arguments for three cases heard by Chief Judge Albert Diaz, Judge A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. '89, and Judge William B. Traxler, Jr '73.

March 2024: Faculty Scholarship & Impact

Faculty scholarship, news, and impact published in March 2024.

Why are Americans fighting over no-fault divorce? Maybe they can’t agree what marriage is for

Professor Marcia Zug shares her thoughts as well as a brief history of divorce, marriage, and the "marital bargain."

From Court to Court

2L Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk balances basketball and law school.

Whose Beach is it Anyway?

Law professor Josh Eagle works to expand public beach access.

February 2024: Faculty Scholarship & Impact

Faculty scholarship, news, and impact published in February 2024.

Inaugural TechInLaw symposium invites attendees to consider the interplay of technology and law

Creighton Waters '96 delivered keynote on technology used in 2023 Alex Murdaugh trial.

President Biden nominates alumnus for judgeship on US Tax Court

Three-time USC graduate Adam B. Landy '09 is one of three nominees for the US Tax Court.

In Memoriam: Henry L. Brown '51

Law school honors the passing of a distinguished alumnus and WWII veteran.

Free tax assistance for qualifying South Carolinians

Law students volunteer to help community members prepare tax documents and enhance their legal skills with guidance from professor Clint Wallace.

January 2024: Faculty Scholarship & Impact

Faculty scholarship, news, and impact published in January 2024.

I. S. Leevy Johnson '68 delivers keynote steeped in history at MLK awards ceremony

The second annual Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reinforced the importance of collectively fighting injustice and honored legal organizations committed to public service.

Jacquelyn D. Austin '96 confirmed to US District Court for the District of South Carolina

Judge Austin will fill the vacancy left by Judge J. Michelle Childs '91 who is a now member of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.


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