Several new faculty members have joined the University of South Carolina College of Law. These six experts bring a variety of skills and expertise to the College.
Attorney Gretchen McCord specializes in copyright and privacy law. She also works on social media law and regulatory issues related to money. Aside from her legal career, she is a social activist and has worked in the non-profit world for over two decades.
Associate Professor Shelley Welton has published five articles in the top 15 law reviews over the last five years. She has also received an award of merit from the Oregon American Constitution Society and will be honored with an Award of Merit at Willamette Law’s Fall 2021 commencement. Previously, she taught at Northwestern Law School.
Earlier this year, the Konduros Fisherman Fund donated more than $1 million to the University of South Carolina School of Law. The funds will be used to support the Rule of Law Collaborative, which will work to strengthen law and order in post-conflict countries, as well as to help developing countries improve their legal systems. This will be done through the collaboration of more than a dozen law schools and faculty in 14 locations throughout the Midlands.
Two new associate professors have been appointed to named faculty positions at the University of South Carolina School of Law. These two will provide their expertise to the incoming class. In addition, Professor Kelly Gamble was appointed Director of Academic Excellence.
Another professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jeffrey Dobbins, who will be recognized as Law Faculty Member of the Year. He also served as dean of the College of Law before taking on his current role.
New faculty include Associate Professor of Law David Friedman. In addition to his work at the University of South Carolina, Friedman is an associate at the Institute for Strategy and Governance Legal Department. His expertise in global business law and the legal system will benefit the students of Willamette Law.
Additionally, the College of Law announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with the University of Alaska Anchorage. With this, the College of Law will begin accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic year. Applying will be open on a rolling basis, as long as a student has a good academic standing. Applications will be accepted through May 30.
Willamette Law has a unique approach to the study of law. Students participate in real cases and ask questions that are relevant to the real world. They also watch cases argued in court and learn protocol. By combining these factors, the college prepares future attorneys for the changing world.
The School of Law continues to be ranked as one of the best law schools in the nation. It continues to rise in the US News and World Report rankings.
On August 17, the School of Law welcomed 217 first-year students to its campus. These students are the latest in a series of new students that have helped the college maintain a strong academic profile. Since 2016, the school has improved its entering class’s academic profiles in every category.