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Nominations for the 2020 Compleat Lawyer Awards are closed.


The Compleat Lawyer Awards were established in 1992 by the University of South Carolina Law School Alumni Council to recognize alumni for outstanding civic and professional accomplishments. Each year the Council recognizes up to nine outstanding alumni at the Compleat Lawyer Awards Dinner. Nominees are individuals who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and exemplify the highest standard of professional competence, ethics and integrity.

Eligibility Criteria

The only criteria is that the nominee must be an alumnus/alumna of the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Nomination Packet

The nominator is responsible for collecting and submitting all required material for the nomination. All material must be submitted under the same cover by the deadline date of November 8, 2019. An incomplete nomination will not be considered.

Each nomination packet must include the following:

  1. Nominee Information Application: Please complete the Award Nomination and Reference Form. (Note any additional materials will not be considered in lieu of required nomination form.)
  2. References: The nomination packet must include three letters of recommendation. Each letter is limited to one or two pages in length. Please note that the nominator's letter of recommendation serves as one recommendation.
  3. Digital Head Shot (for publicity and program). Please provide a high resolution digital image (minimum 1000 pixels wide) in JPEG format.

Nominations are kept on file and will be included in the review process for three additional years. Updates and/or supplements to their prior application are welcome.


Questions? Call Carol Mitchell at the Office of Development/Alumni Relations at 803-777-3408.

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