9th Incoming USC Law Student Community Service Project

 

9 years of bonding! 9 years of 1L’s along with faculty and staff members serving the community! 9 years of starting a legal career with a demonstrated commitment to service!

On August 25 the Class of 2020 will gather for lunch between 12 and 12:45 in the Lobby of the new law school and when Dean Wilcox blows the whistle a 1 everyone will scatter to one of 14 different assigned loc

ations in the Midlands. Ranging from the SC Disciplinary Counsel to the Irmo Branch of the Lexington Library the sites also include some of our Pro Bono Program partners such as the SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center, SC Legal Services, Richland County CASA and the Richland County Public Defender’s Office.

The tasks will vary and depend on the needs of the site. Each site will also use the opportunity to educate the students about the needs of the community and how they help solve the problems faced by our citizens.

Who else joins in?  In addition to the Class of 2020, members of the faculty and staff join in the effort.

As one student noted “this is a great way to start off my career; it helps me feel connected to my class and my new community; I am going to love this profession!”

Summer Friday Blitz

Yes, it is blistering hot but that is no excuse!  You can still participate in the coolest project ever! A “Summer” Friday Blitz!  Just like our regular Blitz but in the summer!  Volunteer lawyers and law students will team up to respond to questions posted to the SC Bar online forum.  We hope to be using the new format!

August 4th 2:30-5! at the SC Bar Building

To sign up, contact Pam Robinson today! Room for at least 6 volunteer law students with laptops.

 

Ready for volunteers! My Will-2017-18

If you are a 2L or 3l and have any interest in estate planning, elder law, wills or just plain helping people then the My Will Project may be just the thing for you. This is a joint project with the SC Bar Pro Bono Program and the Central Midlands Office on Aging with a goal of providing wills for low income senior citizens.

Law students will work along side local volunteer attorneys as scriveners and witnesses in the preparation of the wills.  The My Will Project is conducted once a month from 9-12 on Friday. This signup link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445a8a82ea1fc1-mywill  provides all the necessary information including access to a Dropbox folder containing the will template.

The dates and slots for 2017 and 18 are loaded and waiting for you to sign up!  Limited to just 8 volunteers on each date. Have laptop; will travel

For a full job description and an identification of the skills and core competencies involved check this out: http://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/law/internal/department/pro_bono/student/my_will.php