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
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
Below are the proposed dates and times for the Spring Professionalism Series. Dates and times are subject to change. A follow-up email will be sent later including speakers and topics.
January 24, 2019 Lawyers Helping Lawyers – Noon Charleston Museum – Thursday, Noon – Charleston, Museum
February 7, 2019 Tom Mullikin, Chairman SC Flood Water Commission – Thursday, Noon – Charleston, Museum
February 8, 2019 11th Annual Law and Society Symposium “The Second Amendment 228 Years Later.”
Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St – Event starts promptly at 8:30 am.
Professor Joseph Blocher, Lanty L. Smith ’67 Professor of Law, Duke Law School & Professor Darrell A.H. Miller, Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law, Duke Law School
February 18, 2019 The Maritime Law Society – Gary English, Associate General Counsel for Maersk Line and US Marine Management – Monday, 12 Noon – Charleston Museum
February 20, 2019 Rusty Infinger, Deputy Director of Operations / General Counsel at South Carolina Legal Services – Wednesday, Noon – Charleston Museum
February 28, 2019 Debra J. Gammon, President Charleston County Bar Association – Thursday, Noon Charleston Museum
March 7, 2019 Hervery B. O. Young, Deputy Director / General Counsel – SC Commission on Indigent Defense – Thursday, 12 Noon – Charleston Museum
March 18, 2019 Mark McBride, JD, MBA, CPA – “Taking the Next Step in Your Professional Life” – Monday, 12 Noon Charleston Museum
March 21, 2019 Federal Bar Association Panel Discussion on “Law of the Workplace.” Thursday, 12 Noon – Charleston Museum
April 11, 2019 James Gesualdi, Esquire – “Creating a Meaningful Life in the Law.” Thursday, 12 Noon – Charleston Museum
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.