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Joseph F. Rice School of Law

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Family & Small Business Program

Our mission is to support the resilience of family and small businesses. We provide resources and networking opportunities for South Carolina business owners. As a first-of-its-kind law school program, we offer students classes and applied learning opportunities to develop the perspective and skills that they need to represent family and small businesses effectively. In addition, we seek to identify risk factors for family and small businesses and to advocate for practical solutions.

Our Mobile Law Office

Palmetto LEADER bus

Palmetto LEADER

We understand the importance of outreach, and we are taking our program on the road to smaller South Carolina communities that cannot easily reach us. The Palmetto LEADER is a custom-built bus that includes two private offices, a waiting area, and technology that the law school uses to deliver on-site services such as drafting wills, reviewing legal documents, and providing legal counsel to those who are otherwise unable to afford assistance. To our knowledge, it is the only mobile law office operated by a law school in the United States.


Joel Campbell

W. Joel Campbell, D.Min.

Family & Small Business Program Manager

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