The University of South Carolina School of Law is pleased to announce that the 2018 Konduros Public Service Fellows have spent an entire summer engaged in pursuing creative solutions to some of South Carolina’s most challenging legal issues.
For the fourth year in a row, qualified first- and second-year law students have been placed with public interest organizations, government entities, or non-profits to work alongside them for the summer.
The fellowship is made possible by 1954 alumnus Jim Konduros, who credits the law school for helping him develop the strategic thinking and counseling skills that guided him through a rewarding career that included working with U.S. Senator Olin Johnston and Governor. Robert E. McNair, advising major companies and serving as counsel to a hospital system CEO and leading several nonprofit organizations.
This year’s students have been placed in positions across the state. Students Heather Faulkner and Brianna Blair worked at Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Greenville and Columbia. Thomas Brown conducted extensive research at the SC Center for Fathers and Families. Rosie Escalante worked with SC Legal Services in Charleston. Taylor Voegel spent her summer working at the SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center in Columbia. Clare Kelly helped represent abused and neglected children at Richland County CASA. Jordan Lewis worked at the SC Center for Heirs Property in Charleston and Elaine Yap spent her Fellowship at SC Legal Services in Columbia.
In October the 2018 Fellows joined Mr. and Mrs. Konduros and guests at a reception celebrating their accomplishments.