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Conferences and Symposia

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.

Upcoming Events

The Opioid Crisis and the Practice of Law

February 8, 2019: The South Carolina Law Review's 2019 symposium will examine the implications of the opioid epidemic on the state and nation and features experts from legal, medical, pharmaceutical, and law enforcement agencies. 

Law of the Police Conference 

March 1-2, 2019:  Join legal scholars, local activists, and law enforcement professionals for a set of panel discussions that will address some of most important issues in policing, including the role that officers play in society and police uses of force. 

2019 Cybersecurity Legal Institute

April 4, 2019: The Cybersecurity Legal Institute is a must for CEOs, CIOs, CISOs, in-house counsel, practicing attorneys, and others looking to protect themselves from cybersecurity threats. 


Recent Events

 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 12-14, 2018: Join leaders of mentoring in the legal profession from law firms, law schools, bars, and courts to participate in this timely national conversation about mentoring.
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.
September 19-22: The Media Law School provides selected journalists with the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the key stages of civil and criminal proceedings and to learn enough basic law to report accurately on many important issues in the news.

September 27–29, 2018: This colloquium gives both emerging and establishing labor and employment scholars an opportunity to gather with colleagues to present their work to an expert audience. 

 October 19-20, 2018: The theme of this year's conference is "Overcoming Divisions." Join fellow clinical professors at this regional conference to share best practices, network with like-minded colleagues, and discover new ways to improve clinical education programs.


Annual Events