Professionalism Series

About The Series

The Charleston School of Law Professionalism Series presents students with real-world insight into the role of professionalism in the field of law. Guest speakers represent a wide range of well-respected judges and practicing attorneys. Practitioners and judges are welcome to attend any of the lectures in the series.

For information on the Professional Series requirements for graduation, please see the law school’s  2018-2019 Attendance Policy below

Attendance Policy

There are at least six (6) lectures per semester. To fulfill a graduation requirement and to receive credit for attending the professionalism series, students must attend eighteen (18) lectures. The School of Law will record attendance by Student Affairs staff scanning students’ ID cards prior to each lecture. Any student who arrives more than ten (10) minutes late for the program will not receive credit for attending. A student may leave a program no more than fifteen (15) minutes before their next scheduled class. It is a potential Honor Code violation to sign the attendance form for the lecture and leave, outside of the exception above. Actual attendance at the lectures is mandatory.

Students may check their attendance on CSOL Access. Students are responsible for keeping track of the number of programs they attend. There will be no reminder emails or letters sent out to students regarding their lecture attendance.

Spring 2019 Professionalism Series

Dates and times are subject to change. A follow-up email will be sent later including speakers and topics.

August, 21, 2019 – 2-L Orientation – Noon at the Charleston Museum

August, 22, 2019 – 3-L Orientation – Noon at the Charleston Museum

September 18, 1990 – Moot Court Final Four – 4:30 pm – Charleston Music Hall

October 03, 2019 – The South Carolina Attorney Oath:  Civility in the Practice of Law:  Bev Carroll, Dawes Cook, SC Bar Executive Director, and David Ross – Noon at the Charleston Museum

October 10, 2019 – Roundtable discussion on Diversity in the Practice of Law:  Nina Cano, Cano Law Firm, Founding Attorney, Susan Chang, Chang Family Law, Founding Attorney, Marc Brown, Marc Brown Law Firm, Founding Attorney, Tyler Williams, Boykin & Davis, LLC, Associate Attorney, and Debra Gammons, Director of the Office of Diversity Initiatives and President of the Charleston County Bar Association – Noon at the Charleston Museum

October 17, 2019 – Ensuing Access to Justice:  The Honorable Judge Richard M. Gergel – United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina

November 7, 2019 – TBD

November 21, 2019 – TBD

These events are always (unless otherwise noted) at noon at the Charleston Museum,  360 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403. The events start at 12:00 pm and last approximately one hour.  Students may arrive for check in starting at 11:30am.  Please be sure to have your student ID ready.  Any student who arrives more than ten (10) minutes late for the program will not receive credit for attending.  A student may leave a program no more than fifteen (15) minutes before their next scheduled class.

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