The University of South Carolina Joseph F. Rice School of Law prepares lawyer-leaders who serve the public with knowledge, professionalism and civility.
The Joseph F. Rice School of Law is one of the nation’s oldest and the state’s only nonprofit law school. Centrally located in the capital city, student learning opportunities abound at the State House, and South Carolina Supreme Court in addition to a wide variety of courts, from state to federal, criminal and civil, and even courts of special jurisdiction. Plus, students have access to the nation’s leading legal minds from the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center training facility, just steps away on the USC campus.
Practical, Meaningful Experience
The Joseph F. Rice School of Law offers eight in-house clinics supervised by full-time licensed attorneys where students can practice law as student attorneys representing real clients pursuing matters such as health, children’s and veterans’ law. Capstone courses, externships and study abroad offer students exceptional real and simulated experiences that provide a strong career foundation and also help meet the legal needs of South Carolinians.EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
USC School of Law named the Joseph F. Rice School of Law
The University of South Carolina’s School of Law has a new name thanks to the generosity and vision of well-known alumnus and longtime benefactor, plaintiffs’ trial lawyer Joe Rice. The official name, the University of South Carolina Joseph F. Rice School of Law, was announced Friday (Nov. 10) during a signage unveiling ceremony at the law school building at the corner of Bull and Senate streets.
Alumnus and tennis standout Seth Rose gives back -- and not just for racket sports.
Seth Rose, ’03, was a first team All-American in men’s tennis, and he paid his alma mater back by helping finance two courts on campus But Rose’s love for the Gamecocks extends beyond tennis. The 2014 Gamecock Athletics Hall of Fame inductee is also a huge Gamecock football fan, and his philanthropy reflects it.
Origin of USC fall break
If you've got big plans for your Fall Break this week, you can thank alumnus Jim Franklin, the third African American student body president at USC, who says the mid-semester break was the “one wish” of his administration after he was elected in 1988.
Heterodox Academy aims to cultivate free, open debate on campus
From both sides of the political spectrum, the social space for spirited dialogue and debate has been steadily shrinking for years. A new group on campus hopes to expand the conversation.
A Student-Focused Education
While law school is a challenging educational path, the Joseph F. Rice School of Law provides a nurturing, collegial atmosphere that’s conducive to personal and professional learning and growth. Located in a state-of-the-art law center, which includes a 300-seat working courtroom, 24-hour commons areas and one of the Southeast’s largest law libraries, life outside the classroom matters, too.STUDENT LIFE