Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Charleston Law Review Board


Congratulations to the new members of the 2017-2018 Charleston Law Review.  The following individuals comprise the Board for the 12th volume of the law review:

Editor in Chief: Lauren Daniels
Associate Editor in Chief: Mallory Sikora
Managing Editor: Ty Robinson
Associate Managing Editor: Grace Spurrell
Symposium Editor: Lyndsay Luthringer
Student Works Editor: Nicole Soulsby
Associate Student Works Editor: Amber Daniels
Senior Articles Editor: Stephen McDonald
Articles Editors: Laura Barfield, Jaron Gurney, Shelby Johnson
Senior Research Editor: Alon Faiman
Research Editor: Chris Hamilton

Professor Paul Lund continues to serve as the law review’s Faculty Advisor.  Again, congratulations and best wishes!


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Celebrating National Library Week


We enjoyed the camaraderie, ice cream, and cake!  Many thanks to everyone who turned out and submitted favorite books for the drawings. The winners were:

• Bill Hutcheson Amazon Gift Card
• Alison Lamb Starbucks Gift Card
• James Watson Starbucks Gift Card
• Shalonda Wilburn Starbucks Gift Card

As to whose favorite book is what, below are the answers:

• Team of Rivals; Bill Janssen
• Absalom, Absalom!; Debra Gammons
• Beachcombing at Miramar; Katie Brown
• Gideon’s Trumpet; Nicholas Sanders
• The Giving Tree; Michael Abro & Tasha Kotz
• The Secret Life of Bees; Jacqueline Bell
• The Tyranny of Silence; and Jennifer North
• Flowers For Algernon? Nikira Fults

Again, many thanks for participating! We always enjoy this event!


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Congratulations to Alex Heaton, Andrew Smith, and Victoria Watson: ABA National Moot Court Semi-Finalists


Congratulations to Alex Heaton, Andrew Smith, and Victoria Watson for their National Semi-Finalist status in the ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Chicago this past weekend.  Alex was the Third Best Advocate in the National while Victoria was the Seventh Best Advocate.   Also congratulations to Professor Todd Bruno, Charleston School of Law alum, Daniel Cooper, and local Charleston attorney, Jessica Birt, for their coaching!

Before heading to Chicago, Alex, Andrew,  and Victoria were the regional winners of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Philadelphia, PA last month.

Congratulations all!

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Articles Worth Reading


For your information needs and reading pleasure, check out the following articles:

  1. 2017 Client Advisory by Hildebrandt Consulting;
  2. A Call for Law Schools to Link the Curricular Trends of Legal Tech and Mindfulness;
  3. ABA Needs a New Model Legal Ethics Rule;
  4. Brainstorming:  Go On the Hunt for Ideas Using These Four Methods;
  5. Can Changing How We Measure Lawyer Performance Unlock Diversity?;
  6. Chaos Is King, Until It’s Not:  A Solo’s Guide to Order;
  7. Follow These Three Service Tenets for Satisfied Clients;
  8. Group Floods Fourth Circuit Judges with Pro Travel Ban Emails;
  9. How a Browser Extension Could Shake Up Academic Publishing;
  10. How The Most Successful People Start and End Their Workdays;
  11. How to Design Meetings Your Team Will Want to Attend;
  12. Law Firm Leaders Struggle to See the Market;
  13. Lessons Learned From a Quarter Century in Legal Marketing;
  14. Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field:  Who Are You Writing For?;
  15. The Outer Space Treaty Turns 50.  Can It Survive a New Space Race?;
  16. The Wisdom of Colleagues:  A Plea for Print–KM, Curation, Outreach and ROI Top Process Initiatives in Start Stop Process Survey;
  17. This Is Your Anxious Brain on Meditation;
  18. Three Easy Steps for Online Privacy; and
  19. We Need Librarians Today More Than Ever.

Happy reading!

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Join us in celebrating National Library Week!

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Join the library and IT staff of the Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library at noon on Wednesday, April 12th, in the Barrister to celebrate National Library Week.  We’ll have cake, ice cream, and a drawing for an Amazon gift card and 3 Starbucks gift cards.

To enter the drawing, stop by the Circulation Desk and fill out the short form that asks for your name and your favorite book.

We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday.

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Did you know that the Charleston School of Law offers Upper-Level Elective Course Tracks?

  law practice books “What exactly are upper-level elective course tracks,” you may be wondering. Well, let me tell you. As you know, in order to graduate, students at the Charleston School of Law must complete a set of required courses as well as a selection of elected courses. However, students who are interested in a specific practice area of law can focus their elective and skills courses to enhance their understanding of that particular practice area.  Currently, the upper-level course tracks include Business Law, Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Criminal Practice, Public Policy and Service, Small Firm Practice, and Tax Practice. Choosing to complete an upper-level elective course track is a great way to ensure that you are broadening your skill set in a specialized area of law, increasing the likelihood that your credentials will stand out as you begin your job search. To learn more about upper-level elective course tracks, visit

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Articles Worth Reading


For your information needs and reading pleasure, check out the following articles:

  1. 10 Tips for Better Legal Negotiations;
  2. A 4-Step Process to Help Senior Teams Prioritize Decisions;
  3. A Law Firm’s Guide to Social Media;
  4. Brexit Resources Prepared by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple;
  5. Despite Kinks in Program, Non-Lawyers Successfully Providing Some Legal Services in Washington State ;
  6. How to Tell Leaders They’re Not as Great as They Think They Are;
  7. Increasing Article Findability Online:  The Four C’s of Search Engine Optimization;
  8. Lawyers Using Social Media Lack Framework for What’s Allowed;
  9. Lawyer Wins Skirmish in War Over Pinterest Concept;
  10. Lexicographer for a Day;
  11. Marketing with a Purpose:  Set Objectives;
  12. Opinion:  Legal Services Corp. Funding is Critical to Justice for All;
  13. Research Through Digital Storytelling;
  14. Statutory Damages:  The Future of Cybersecurity Litigation;
  15. Strategies for Encouraging Effective Student Discussions;
  16. The DNA of New Law;
  17. The Law School Library or the Library at the Law School?  How Lessons from Other Types of Libraries Can Inform the Evolution of the Academic Law Library in the Digital Age;
  18. The One Question to Ask Yourself the Next Time You’re Facing a Difficult Problem;
  19. Want to Be Happier and More Successful?  Learn to Like Other People;
  20. What Companies Can Demand From Law Firms on Data Security; &
  21. While Not a “Tech Unicorn,” Allen & Overy Joins Law Firms in the Tech Hub Circuit.

Happy reading!

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