Career Series: Careers with the DOJ

The Career Services Department at the Charleston School of Law opens its Fall Career Series on Wednesday, August 25, at 12:00 p.m. with special guest speaker William K. Witherspoon, Senior Litigation Counsel for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Columbia, South Carolina. The event will take place on campus at 385 Meeting Street (B219 , second floor).

Witherspoon will discuss internships and postgraduate opportunities with the Department of Justice, including the prestigious Attorney General Honors Program. This is a great opportunity to make a connection for internships and externships in South Carolina as well as answer your questions about applications for internships and postgraduate positions through the DOJ as a whole.

Witherspoon served as a senior litigation counsel for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Columbia for 16 years. He is a graduate of Lancaster High School (1977) and earned his a B.S. in biology from the University of South Carolina (1981). Witherspoon earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Witherspoon spent 25 years as a working attorney in the state of South Carolina. he has also served in the Office of the General Counsel for the S.C. Budget and Control Board and the offices of S.C. Court of Appeals Judge Randall T. Bell and U.S. District Judge Matthew J. Perry. He also served two years as a municipal judge in Columbia.


Wednesday, September 8
Equal Justice Works
Brooke Meckler, Director of Law School Engagement and Advocacy

Wednesday, September 29, B220
Judicial Clerkship Panel
Elizabeth Leverette (S.C. Supreme Court Staff Attorney’s Office), Michelle McMahon (former law clerk to the late U.S. District Judge C. Weston Houck), and Michael Monastra (S.C. Circuit Judge Roger Young). This program is also part of the Professionalism Series.

Wednesday, October 13 (Zoom)
The Value of an LLM
Alumni Trey Jameson (chief administrative judge for the Town of Summerville and intellectual property adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law), Kyle Smithwick (attorney for the U.S. House of Representatives), and Daniel Strickland (tax attorney at Eversheds Sutherland)

Programs are from noon – 1 p.m. Students should sign up to attend on CORE by going to Events. Students without access to CORE should sign up with Susan Billings at Lunch will be served for in-person programs.

Career Services at the Charleston School of Law helps students engage in a meaningful job search, to compete as professionals and help students make well-informed choices leading to long-term career satisfaction. The Career Services staff is available for individual counseling with students.

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