As part of its mission to advance the administration of justice and contribute to
the development of the law and legal theory, South Carolina Law holds a variety of
conferences and symposia on issues of state, national, and international importance
each year. Members of the legal community and the public are encouraged to attend
and learn more about the latest legal research on the day’s pressing issues.
Fixed Costs and Uncertain Futures in the Regulated Electricity Sector
Nov. 10, 2017: Faculty at the University of South Carolina and the University of North Carolina Schools
of Law will co-host this invitation-only workshop to explore issues surrounding the
significant investment risks associated with large-scale electricity infrastructure
Feb. 9, 2018: The South Carolina Law Review symposium will explore the legal, ethical, and practical
implications of the increasing use of artificial intelligence on the practice of law.
The symposium will also discuss how practicing lawyers can embrace these technological
changes to thrive in a rapidly evolving legal market.
Feb. 21-22, 2018: The struggle for peace, justice, human rights and equality continues in much of
the world, and women are increasingly serving as formidable change agents. The Rule
of Law Collaborative, in partnership with the School of Law, Women’s and Gender Studies
Program and the Mary Baskin Waters Annual Lecture Series, will host a symposium to
examine the strategies women have employed from around the globe to effect change
in the rule of law.
April 13-15, 2018: Critical tax scholarship aims at looking beyond the language of the Code and regulations
to examine what the tax law actually does, why they are the way they are and what
impact tax laws have on historically disempowered groups. Critical tax scholars will
present their work to an expert audience.