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Conferences and Symposia

As part of its mission to advance the administration of justice and contribute to the development of the law and legal theory, South Carolina Law holds a variety of conferences and symposia on issues of state, national, and international importance each year. Members of the legal community and the public are encouraged to attend and learn more about the latest legal research on the day’s pressing issues.

Upcoming Events


Recent Events

Fixed Costs and Uncertain Futures in the Regulated Electricity Sector

Nov. 10, 2017: Faculty at the University of South Carolina and the University of North Carolina Schools of Law will co-host this invitation-only workshop to explore issues surrounding the significant investment risks associated with large-scale electricity infrastructure projects.

Dec. 1, 2017: USC Law will host a Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop that will focus on teaching legal analysis in both first year and upper level research and writing programs.

 Feb. 9, 2018: The South Carolina Law Review symposium will explore the legal, ethical, and practical implications of the increasing use of artificial intelligence on the practice of law. The symposium will also discuss how practicing lawyers can embrace these technological changes to thrive in a rapidly evolving legal market.
Feb. 21-22, 2018:  The struggle for peace, justice, human rights and equality continues in much of the world, and women are increasingly serving as formidable change agents. The Rule of Law Collaborative, in partnership with the School of Law, Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Mary Baskin Waters Annual Lecture Series, will host a symposium to examine the strategies women have employed from around the globe to effect change in the rule of law. 
April 12-14, 2018: Join leaders of mentoring in the legal profession from law firms, law schools, bars, and courts to participate in this timely national conversation about mentoring.
April 13-15, 2018: Critical tax scholarship aims at looking beyond the language of the Code and regulations to examine what the tax law actually does, why they are the way they are and what impact tax laws have on historically disempowered groups. Critical tax scholars will present their work to an expert audience.


Annual Events