Monthly Archives: May 2015

Check out these articles on diversity & the legal profession

1)  Law Is the Least Diverse Profession in the Nation.  And Lawyers Aren’t Doing Enough to Change That from the Washington Post 2)  Lawyer Demographics from the American Bar Association 3)  Diversity in the Legal Profession:  Perspectives from Managing Partners … Continue reading

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Today’s Decision for the South Carolina Supreme Court

Today, the South Carolina Supreme Court published a decision in State v. Bruce. In State v. Bruce, Roger Bruce was convicted of the murder of his girlfriend, Laura Creel. Creel had disappeared and left behind her cellphone, car, and pet … Continue reading

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Library & IT Services Available for May 2015 Graduates

 Congratulations to all of you!  Graduation was a milestone.  Now you are beginning to prepare for another milestone:  the bar exam.  There are resources available from the library to help you. As you prepare for the bar exam this summer, … Continue reading

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Library Hours on Memorial Day

 The Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  It will be a study hall only, staffed by Security.

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Welcome Library Reference Assistants

Each year, the library hires 3L students to be library reference assistants.  This job includes working the Reference Desk and drafting research guides to use the library’s resources.  This year Shaniqua Butler, Rachel Whitman, QueAndra Campbell, and Lauren Pearson will … Continue reading

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Decisions from the South Carolina Supreme Court for May 13, 2015

Today, the South Carolina Supreme Court published four opinions: In the Matter of Max Singleton, Centennial Casualty v. Western Surety Co., In the Matter of Kay Paschal, and In the Matter of Douglas Francis Gay.  In the Matter of Max Singleton, … Continue reading

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Today’s Decisions from the South Carolina Court of Appeals

 The South Carolina Court of Appeals published decisions in Smith v. State and Gonzales v. State. In Smith v. State, Orlando Smith appealed the circuit court’s application of the seven-year time limit for post-conviction DNA testing for defendants who plead … Continue reading

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South Carolina Court of Appeals Decisions for May 12, 2015

On Tuesday, May 12th, 2015, the South Carolina Court of Appeals published a decision in SCDSS V. Williams. This was an appeal from the family court order terminating the parental rights of Sheronda Williams (“Mother”) to her eight year old … Continue reading

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South Carolina Supreme Court Decision for May 6, 2015

On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, the South Carolina Supreme Court published a decision in Bundy v. Shirley. This was a declaratory action where Bundy sought a determination of whether Shirley established a prescriptive easement over a road on rural property … Continue reading

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Today’s South Carolina Court of Appeals Decisions for May 6, 2015

Today, the South Carolina Court of Appeals published two decisions: Trident Medical Center v. SCDHEC and Johnson v. Grading. Trident Medical Center v. SCDHEC involved cross appeals from a decision of the South Carolina Administrative Law Court upholding SCDHEC’s issuance … Continue reading

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