The Forensic Club

In November 1825, a group of Charleston attorneys were granted a charter by the State of South Carolina to establish a “Lecture-ship on the Law.” In February 1826, The Forensic Club began offering lectures in the law, thereby laying the foundation for what essentially was the South’s earliest law school.

As a tribute to the founding members of The Forensic Club, Charleston School of Law annually selects a limited number of graduates to become members of The Forensic Club, based on demonstrated leadership, professionalism, public service and academic commitment.

Alumni members include:

  • Mary Elizabeth Abraham, 2013
  • Mitchell A. Agee, 2014
  • Brandon Michelle Batson, 2009
  • Ronald L. Blankenship, 2008
  • Cameron Jane Blazer, 2007
  • James Andrew Bradshaw, 2012
  • David Bradon Childs, 2016
  • Alissa Robyn Collins, 2010
  • Julia P. Copeland, 2008
  • Sarah Elizabeth Crawford, 2012
  • Steven Lee Denton, 2010
  • Michael Brooks Derrick, 2007
  • Angele Rachelle Douglas, 2009
  • Amy Jeanette Foster, 2013
  • Kathleen Alison Wortham Fowler, 2009
  • Kenyatta L. Gardner, 2011
  • Benjamin Neale Garner, 2010
  • Jose R. Gonzalez, 2015
  • Aris D. Hanchard, 2016
  • Lewann Lesley Harper-Armstrong, 2015
  • Katherine Olivia Hendricks, 2013
  • Sean Joseph Hinton, 2011
  • Mariama A. Jefferson, 2011
  • Matthew Z. Kelly, 2016
  • George Matthew Kendall, 2008
  • Charles W. Marchbanks Jr., 2007
  • Casey M. Martens, 2016
  • John David May, 2011
  • Taylor M. Morris, 2016
  • Lauren Bennett Mulkey, 2008
  • M. Paige Chamberlain Ornduff, 2015
  • Ian Richard O’Shea, 2012
  • Kelsey Taylor Patterson, 2014
  • Benjamin Rittenhouse Pogue III, 2009
  • Kevin L. Pratt, 2012
  • Nicolas R. Sanders, 2012
  • Jeffrey Alan Slocum Jr., 2011
  • Anna L. Strandberg, 2015
  • Crystal H. Swinford, 2016
  • Ryan Francis Tennant, 2013
  • Jeffrey W. Ward Jr., 2015
  • Austin Fletcher Watts, 2010
  • Megan Christine White, 2014
  • Annah Marie Woodward, 2015
  • Nickisha Moniece Woodward, 2013
  • Roger M. Young, 2016
  • Jeffrey J. Yungman, 2007