Charleston School of Law

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

The Charleston School of Law Alliance for Equality is a gay-straight alliance formed to protect and promote the rights of the LGBT community. It is our mission to be active, educational, social, and supportive. We provide a forum to discuss current rights and social issues, as well as take affirmative action to make changes within the laws and within the community. We offer a safe environment for people of all sexual orientations and a social network free from prejudice. Our membership is open to those who are gay and straight, as well as those open about their sexuality and those who wish to remain private.

Current Board Members

President
Kat Westbrook 

Vice President
Tony Laneve

Treasurer
Riley Moore

Secretary
Christopher “Reid” Tidwell

For more than three decades, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been fighting to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Founded in 1979 by attorneys active in shaping the emerging field of animal law, ALDF has blazed the trail for stronger enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life. Today, ALDF’s groundbreaking efforts to push the U.S. legal system to end the suffering of abused animals are supported by hundreds of dedicated attorneys and more than 100,000 members. Every day, ALDF works to protect animals by:

  • Filing groundbreaking lawsuits to stop animal abuse and expand the boundaries of animal law.
  • Providing free legal assistance to prosecutors handling cruelty cases.
  • Working to strengthen state anti-cruelty statutes.
  • Encouraging the federal government to enforce existing animal protection laws.
  • Nurturing the future of animal law through Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapters and our Animal Law Program.
  • Providing public education through seminars, workshops and other outreach efforts.

Student Chapters

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapters are student groups that are affiliated with the Animal Legal Defense Fund and share its mission to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.

Current Board Members

The Keith J. Williams Black Law Students Association (KJWBLSA) promotes the professional needs and goals of all law students by fostering competence in the legal profession. BLSA creates opportunities that impact the Charleston community through service projects and diversity initiatives throughout the year.  BLSA’s activities include: Minority Law Day – members serve as role models for middle and high school students, illustrating the benefits of higher education as they experience a day at law school; The Angel Tree Project – a project that provides gift donations for low-income children from faculty and students; Neighborhood Day – members donate school supplies to children in the community.

The Charleston Law chapter of BLSA is an affiliate of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), the largest student-run organization in the United States. With more than 200 chapters at law schools nationwide, these chapters represent more than 6,000 black law students.

Current Board Members

President
Damion Robbs

Vice President
Alexandria Jones

Treasurer
Jaela Brown

Secretary
Rosa Morataya

The Business Law Society encourages the pursuit of legal careers in business-related fields. The Business Law Society coordinates several activities, including an attorney mentoring program, prominent guest speakers, local networking, and regular social events.

Current Board Members

President
Mackensi “Lacey” Redden

Vice President
Grayson Jones

Treasurer
Jared Dembski

Secretary
Lauren Tuffo

President: Denim Wilson Vice President:  Angela Ponto Treasurer: Mackenzie McKee Secretary: Megan Powell Faculty Sponsor: Professor Jon Marcantel

The Student Division is a new addition to the Charleston County Bar Association. As an organization, we foster a close relationship with local bar members to benefit the local bar, law students, the community, and the legal profession.

Members of the Student Division have exclusive access to various benefits provided by the Charleston County Bar Association, including:

  • Meet and Greet Opportunities: Each semester our organization hosts multiple gatherings at local restaurants exclusively for Charleston Bar attorneys, Professors, Deans, and CCBA Student Division members. This provides an opportunity for students to meet local attorneys and Charleston School of Law faculty in a casual environment.
  • 403 Requirement Updates: Our organization publicizes, exclusively to CCBA Student Division members, weekly updates of opportunities to fulfill 403 requirements in Charleston.
  • Community Service: Our organization works closely with Charleston County Pro Bono Legal Services to assist the Charleston County Bar in providing legal services to the Charleston community.
  • Newsletters: Our members also receive a copy of the Charleston County Bar Association quarterly newsletter to inform them of news happening in the Charleston legal community.

Allison Fultz (Student Liaison)

George E. Graham (Student Liaison)

The Children’s Advocacy and Family Law Society at the Charleston School of Law was established to improve the lives of children by serving as advocates relating to abuse, neglect, juvenile justice, and family law. The society works closely with local agencies and legal professionals to facilitate the participation of Charleston School of Law students on behalf of children and youth in the community and to provide a forum for students interested in Family Law to become involved with professionals in the field. It is the goal of the Children’s Advocacy and Family Law Society to produce members who are ready to enter the legal profession as able and active child advocates.

Membership Benefits

  • Monthly Speaker’s Series featuring Professors, Judges, Practicing Attorneys and many more on topics in the area of Family Law
  • Special Events to Benefit Local Charities
  • Advance Notice of Local Internships, Externships, Job Opportunities and some of the most rewarding pro bono opportunities available

CAFLS Current Pro Bono Opportunities

Guardian Ad Litem Program in Family Court

Executive Board Members

President
Francesca Toledo

Vice President
Taylor Trabant

Treasurer
Patricia Dimsdale

Secretary
Rebecca C. Hess

Current Board Members

President
Haley-Anne Parish

Vice President
Alexandria Jones

Secretary
Samantha Wicker

Treasurer
Nikki Chambers

The Criminal Law Society is an organization that aims to enhance student knowledge about criminal law as well as provide insightful and useful information about the profession to those students who already have an interest in criminal law on a national, state and local level.  The Criminal Law Society accomplishes these goals by providing students networking opportunities with professionals in the field of criminal law and educating students about current issues.  The Criminal Law Society holds monthly meetings with guest speakers who work in criminal law and give students enlightening information about the field from a variety of legal positions.  In addition, the Criminal Law Society promotes student awareness about criminal law through social events, fundraisers, panel discussions, and community service.

The Criminal Law Society (CLS) was founded in 2008.

Current Board Members

President
Amanda Crago

Vice President
Samatha Marcello

Treasurer
Talida Balaj

Secretary
Carlie Petrovics

The Entertainment, Art and Sports Law Society (EASL) at Charleston School of Law was created to encourage and support students considering careers in the fields of entertainment, arts and sports law. The mission of the Society is to help shape the Law School’s entertainment arts and sports law curriculum and to host a wide variety of extra-curricular events targeted at students who are interested in practicing in these related practice areas. Each year the Society hosts an assortment of events and educational meetings. These activities focus on the areas of substantive law that form the working tools of the entertainment practitioner, (business organizations, contracts, dispute resolution, intellectual property, labor and employment, negotiation and taxation) and on the practical, hands-on utilization of those disciplines in the representation of clients in the art, communications, film, internet/new media, music, publishing, television and sports industries. In addition, the Society fosters professional networking to allow students the opportunity to interface with practicing entertainment, art and sports lawyers throughout the country.

2021-2022 Board

President
David Estes

Vice President Internal Affairs
Taylor Ambrosius

Vice President External Affairs
Matthew Innes

Treasurer
McCloud Cox

Secretary
Samantha Schuster

Social Chair
Andrew Satz

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) provides a forum for students to gain knowledge about the practice of environmental law. In an attempt to provide exposure to the various facets of the environmental community, the group sponsors a variety of lecturers, interactive discussions, and beach clean-ups throughout the year. Additionally, the ELS provides a forum to promote new environmental law courses, compose publishable material related to current environmental issues, interact with the local and regional environmental community and advocate for environmental awareness through community service projects, which benefit the Charleston region. ELS also initiated a recycling program at the Charleston School of Law.

2021-2022 Executive Board

President
Taylor Trabant

Vice President
Antonia Rupert

Treasurer
Rebecca Hess

Secretary
Francesca Toledo

The mission of the Federal Bar Association – Student Division is to promote interaction and learning between law students and federal judges and lawyers. This student group will work with the state and national chapters of the Federal Bar Association to strengthen student interest and knowledge of the federal legal system. The group will also seek to afford law students opportunities to observe federal court proceedings and interact with federal practitioners, as well as to provide students with information on careers in various areas of federal law.

Current Board Members

President
Marie Lerch

Vice President
Jillian Phillips

Treasurer
Thomas Keegan

Secretary
Alison Murphy

The Federalist Society is a non-partisan, conservative/libertarian organization dedicated to fostering balanced and open debate about the fundamental principles of freedom, federalism and judicial restraint. The Federalist Society embraces the principle that the state exists to preserve freedom, that separation of powers is central to the integrity of our Constitution and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.

Current Board Members

President
Alexandra Toney

Vice President
Gino Germano

Current Board Members

President
Marleny Sanchez

Vice President
Bailey McLeod

Treasurer
Matthew Mateer

Secretary
Caroline Hicks

For more information about the Charleston School of Law Intellectual Property Legal Society, contact Kristen Sipos.

International Law Society was established as a forum for the exploration of international law, its applications and the opportunities it affords to the Charleston School of Law student.

This student organization  acts as a liaison between Charleston Law and the international law community, international business community, and ABA approved study abroad programs; to foster an interest in matters of international law, foreign languages and foreign cultures and awareness of international legal systems and methodologies and the role they play in geopolitics and overall global affairs.

Membership

Membership in the International Law Society is open to all Charleston Law students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Dues

2020-2021 Board

$15.00 per semester or $25.00 per year. Dues are subject to change year to year.

Current Board Members

President
Marleny Sanchez

Vice President
Baylee McLeod

Treasurer
Carolina Hicks

Secretary
Matthew Mateer

Social Chair
Carolina Hicks

The Charleston School of Law Judicial Board is comprised of students, faculty, and administrators who shall have the responsibility for prescribing and enforcing the CSOL Honor code and Code of Conduct.

The Latino/a Law Student Association (LLSA) is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive community for Latino students at Charleston School of Law and sending highly qualified, dedicated, and responsible lawyers into every legal arena. These goals may be achieved by a membership that consists of both Latinos and individuals interested in Latino culture and issues. This vibrant membership may be composed of both Spanish- speakers and non-Spanish speakers and represent the various countries of Latin America.

LLSA seeks to remedy the under-representation of Latinos in all segments of the legal community. LLSA strives to increase the number of Latino students enrolled in the Charleston School of Law. In working toward this objective, LLSA will work closely with the Admissions Office on recruitment matters. Furthermore, LLSA strives to provide Latino students enrolled at the law school with academic and social support, as well as keeping abreast of Latino issues in the law.

Through the power of community, LLSA seeks to foster activism in all forms that seeks to improve conditions for the entire Latino population, which is now the nation’s largest minority group. Because of this demographic shift, LLSA must lead out in building coalitions with other communities. Thus, it is in that spirit of community that LLSA vows to work closely with the Black Law Student Association (BLSA), Public Interest Legal Society, Alliance for Equality, Women in Law and all other student and community organizations with similar goals to that of LLSA to empower and improve conditions for all under-represented groups.

About Us

Our objective is to serve as a support network for Latino law students on campus; and to help the retention and success of Latino law students. Besides keeping our members abreast of scholarships, Latino-centric events, and potential employment opportunities, LLSA encourages its members to become involved in public interest organizations that serve the Latino community. LLSA activities include speaker events, Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Salsa Night, Latin Dance Lessons, and any other relevant Latino social and cultural gatherings. These events aim to help build community and familiarity between Latino and non-Latino students.

Current Board Members

President
Rosa Morataya

Vice President
Johnathan Barajas

Treasurer
Jason Powel

Secretary
Francesca Toledo

The purpose of Law Democrats is to provide members with opportunities for personal and professional growth through interaction with elected officials and members of the Bar. Law Democrats strive to stimulate in our students an active interest in government and politics and work closely with local Democratic leaders to acquaint students and voters with issues and candidates. Through participation in community service activities Law Democrats seek to foster and perpetuate the ideals of the Democratic Party.

Current Board Members

President
Brian Stellwag

Vice President
Jacob Wilson

Treasurer
Elizabeth Wagoner

The Law Republicans of the Charleston School of Law strive to represent the principles of the Republican Party on campus, provide a forum for the discussion of current events, and to actively assist both the local and national branches of the party.

Current Board Members

President
Wes Southern

Vice President
AshleyAnn Sander

Treasurer
Dillon Biering

Secretary
Jacob Smith

Charleston Law Review

The Charleston Law Review is an independent organization composed entirely of second and third year students at the Charleston School of Law. In order to gain membership on the Charleston Law Review, students must compete in a writing competition that begins after the conclusion of spring semester finals. After completion of the writing competition, offers for membership are made to students based on a combination of grades and the scored writing piece.

The Charleston Law Review’s primary objective is to foster the knowledge and insight of students, practitioners, scholars, and the judiciary through a traditional forum dedicated to augmenting the pursuit of innovative legal expression, composition, and scholarship. Members of the Charleston Law Review contribute to this objective by editing articles, writing notes, and actively participating in all aspects of the publication process. This participation enables members of the Charleston Law Review to develop invaluable analytical skills and receive extensive writing and editing experience.

  • Zachary Porter | Editor in Chief
  • Christine Bosco | Associate Editor in Chief
  • Christopher Fulmer | Symposium Editor
  • Max Redfoot | Senior Articles Editor
  • Hannah Weeks | Senior Research Editor
  • Marissa Bryan | Student Works Editor
  • Kennedi Eaton | Managing Editor
  • Ryan O’Hara | Marketing Editor

MALABU

MALABU is Charleston School of Law’s Maritime Law Bulletin. With the historic port city of Charleston as a backdrop, MALABU brings timely and useful maritime-focused articles to practicing attorneys, law professors, students, and those in the maritime field. MALABU is run by a board of law students, and faculty advisors with special interests in admiralty, with generous support from the Charleston Maritime Association.

RESOLVED

Resolved: Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution operates under Charleston School of Law’s Center for Dispute Resolution. Resolved publishes articles focused on the practical issues facing mediators, arbitrators, attorneys, and human resources professionals engaged in the implementation and supervision of dispute resolution programs and is one of only two law journals in the Southeast dedicated to these issues.

Resolved’s main objective is to promote research and writing in the areas of dispute resolution theory, skills, techniques and application. Resolved members are selected based on a combination of their grades and performance on a writing competition upon completion of all first year required courses. Members are involved in editing articles, writing articles, and all aspects of the publication process. Resolved members also host an annual Symposium dedicated to topical issues involving ADR. Because Resolved fosters an analytical approach to ADR, Resolved members gain invaluable exposure to ADR skill sets as well as extensive writing and editing experience.

  • Cliff Wimborne:  Editor in Chief
  • Francesca Toledo: Vice President
  • Lexus Smith: Treasurer
  • Malcolm Chester: Symposium Editor
  • Aaron Scheer: Student Works Editor

The Charleston School of Law Maritime Law Society is established to raise awareness and explore various aspects of admiralty and maritime law. This organization seeks to take advantage of both the significant presence of the maritime industry in Charleston, and visits to the Charleston School of Law by distinguished practitioners and members of maritime academia.

We are committed to providing a range of both professional and practical programming. The Maritime Law Society will provide members with the opportunity to participate in demonstrations and tours of the ‘hardware’ of the local industry.

Examples of these activities may include tours of State Port facilities or Coast Guard Station, and visits aboard tug or pilot boats. As well, the Maritime Law Society will provide a series of speakers, to discuss a range of both contemporary and historical issues in maritime law.

Current Board Members

Admiral (President)
John Prell

Vice Admiral (Vice President)
Mitchell Friesen

Quartermaster (Treasurer)
Morgan Murphy

Chief Petty Officer (Secretary)
Ward Coleman

The Paleontology Law Coalition’s mission is to inform its members of the link between paleontology (and related fields) and the legal field. The club explores this relationship by examining state statutes, international laws, case law, congressional acts, and other bodies of law that govern the excavation, preservation, and transportation of paleontological finds.

Executive Board:

  • President: Addison “Oz” Osborne
  • Vice President: Caitlin Turner
  • Treasurer: Courtney White
  • Secretary: Michael Anthony

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International is a professional law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community.

Phi Alpha Delta is a fraternity which unites students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fellowship designed to: advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; foster integrity and professional competence; promote the welfare of its members; and encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service.

Mission, Vision & Core Values

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International is a professional law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community. We are the preeminent law fraternity promoting the bonds of fraternalism and we are the leader in the development and advancement of professional ideals. Bound together by tradition and our common interest in the law, we share these core values: Integrity, Compassion, Courage, Professionalism, Service, Diversity, and Innovation.

A Fraternity of Firsts

Phi Alpha Delta was the first law fraternity to:

  • Open membership to all genders, races, creeds and national origins.
  • Host one of the largest Mock Trial Competitions for law students in the country.
  • Conduct a “Senior Transition Program” for pre-law students entering law school.
  • Establish a Pre-Law Program to assist undergraduate students interested in the law.
  • Hold P.A.D. Day at the Supreme Court, a day designated for P.A.D. attorneys to be admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Conduct an Annual Food Drive to directly benefit food banks chosen by Chapters in their local communities.
  • Win a CFEA Award for Excellence in the highly-competitive multimedia category for the P.A.D. History Video.
  • Implement an on-line membership database for networking students and alumni/ae together.
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Current Board Members

President
Riley Moore

Vice President
Rebekah Campbell

Treasurer
Maria Petromichelis

Secretary
Madison Marcantel

Phi Delta Phi is the oldest and most prestigious law fraternity in North America. The fraternity was established in the year 1869 to promote a higher standard of professional ethics by advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community.

The Pinckney Inn of Phi Delta Phi was chartered at the School of Law in 2007, and was awarded the honor of International Inn of the Year in 2010-2011. The Pinckney Inn is one of the largest and most active student organizations, and participates in numerous service, philanthropic and social events each year.

Current Board Members

The Real Estate Society provides its members with the opportunity to meet those involved in the industry from local attorneys to nationwide developers. The Society hosts speakers each semester with the aim of educating students about opportunities in real estate law. It also seeks to facilitate connections with attorneys, so members can be the first to be considered for clerkships involving real estate or property law. In addition, the Real Estate Society has launched a program designed to give members first notice of real estate related projects that will satisfy their pro bono graduation requirement.

Current Board Members

The Second Amendment Association is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting interest, education, and experience with the Second Amendment among both novices and enthusiasts.

Current Board Members

Each student is a member of the Student Bar Association (SBA), by virtue of attending Charleston Law. The mission of the SBA is to serve as the collective voice for the student body and to help provide an exciting experience through social, academic and community service events. More specifically, the SBA administers the budget of student funds, recommends positive change to campus policy and provides the Weekly Dicta. Each semester the SBA collaborates with organizations on campus to help achieve its goals and expand its membership. Student committees contribute to the success of the SBA as it hosts memorable events like Fall Ball and Barrister’s Ball.

The SBA is composed of an Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branch and was formally created by a Constitution ratified by the SBA in 2009.

Executive:

Mary Catherine Rogers
President
Mcrogers@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Augusta, GA
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2022
Undergraduate: Georgia College & State University
Interesting Fact: I am a licensed shipboard pedestal crane operator, and when I can swing it, I pick up shifts down on the shipyards for extra cash.

Lexus Smith
Vice President
ljsmith@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2022
Undergraduate: Ohio State University
Interesting Fact: I was hit by a car on my birthday last year.

Madison McDougall
Secretary
mgmcdougall@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2022
Undergraduate: College of Charleston
Interesting Fact:  I am legally deaf in my right ear

Calvin Griffin
jcgriffin@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Marianna, Florida
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2023
Undergraduate: Birmingham-Southern College
Interesting Fact: I was home-schooled kindergarten through 12th grade.

3L Senators:

Dylan Bitar
dcbitar@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2022
Undergraduate: University of South Florida
Interesting Fact: I am a first-generation college graduate and law student. Passionate about criminal justice, criminal justice reform, politics, and LGBTQ+ rights and advocacy.

Malcolm Chester
M_chester@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2022
Undergraduate: Miami University
Interesting Fact: I was in a commercial for the hit tv series Trading Spaces as a kid.

Michael Glover
gmglover@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Randallstown, Md.
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2022
Undergraduate: University of Baltimore
Interesting Fact: I collect Lego Architecture models from cities I’ve visited.

Kaity Needs
kmneeds@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: May 2022
Anticipated Graduation Date:
Undergraduate: Ohio University
Interesting Fact: I’m vegan.

Maria Petromichelis
M_Petromichelis@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2022
Undergraduate: Clemson
Interesting Fact: I met my future husband first semester of 1L in Torts.

Damion Robbs
dmrobbs@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Gaffney SC
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2022
Undergraduate: University of South Carolina

2L Senators:

Blake “Sanders” Campbell Jr.
bscampbell@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Anderson, SC
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2023
Undergraduate: Clemson University
Interesting Fact: I am a certified South Carolina public notary.

Scott Childress
swchildress@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Fairborn, Ohio
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2023
Undergraduate: Wright State University
Interesting Fact: I am an Air Force and a Navy Veteran

Zenia Irani
zcirani@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2023
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Interesting Fact: I love crime podcast and want to change the CJ system.

Alexandria Jones
asjones@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Summerville, SC
Anticipated Graduation Date: 2023
Undergraduate: Political Science and Spanish double major, English Literary studies minor @ Columbia College in Columbia, SC
Interesting Fact: I got my first dog when I was 22, and since a pup, I have been speaking to him in English and Spanish. I guess we can say Pinto has earned his Spanish name.

Addison “Oz” Osbourne
alosborne@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Sumter, SC
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2023
Undergraduate: The Citadel
Interesting Fact: I speak a little bit of Spanish and Norwegian.

Danielle Wilson
dcwilson@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Steele, MO
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2023
Undergraduate: University of Missouri
Interesting Fact: I have a passion for working with non-profits. I worked full-time for a renewable energy non-profit before law school and have also been on the Board of Directors for a youth leadership seminar since 2015.

1L Senators:

JP Fountain
jpfountain@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Screven, GA
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2024
Undergraduate: The University of Georgia
Interesting Fact: I majored in food science and I am interested in practicing food safety law.

Shane Hursh
sehursh@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2024
Undergraduate: Azusa Pacific University
Interesting Fact: I am from the coldest city in the United States

Aspasia Padgiotis
acpadgiotis@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2025
Undergraduate: Purdue University
Interesting Fact: I work as an engineer at Boeing.

Belle Scott
bfscott@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Batesburg Leesville, SC
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2024
Undergraduate: Wofford College
Interesting Fact: I’ve been dancing for over 20 years, training with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, the Radio City Rockettes, and several studios on Broadway.

Breanna Thomas
B_Thomas@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Walton, KY
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2024
Undergraduate: University of Kentucky
Interesting Fact: I want to move to Italy when I retire.

Emily White
emwhite@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Spartanburg, South Carolina
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2024
Undergraduate: The University of South Carolina Upstate
Interesting Fact: Before coming to law school, I worked at a firm in my hometown for three years. While there, I was able to work as a paralegal and become a certified public notary in the state of South Carolina.

Sherman Brown
smbrown@charlestonlaw.edu
Hometown: Petersburg, VA
Anticipated Graduation Date:  December 2024
Undergraduate: Georgia State University
Interesting Fact: My first passion was barbering. I’ve been cutting hair since the 9th grade.

The Taxation Law and Estate Planning Society strives to facilitate learning and build practical experience for those persons interested in taxation or estate planning and probate law, though the ultimate goal of the society is to facilitate real world connections among its members and attorneys in the community that specialize in these areas of law. These goals shall be achieved through unique pro bono opportunities, guest speakers, social events, and research projects.

President: Brice Bertschin

MISSION STATEMENT

The purpose of the Charleston School of Law Transactional Law Team (“TLT”) is to facilitate and promote in the development of transactional law practical skills including negotiating and drafting binding transactional law instruments such as contracts.

The TLT fulfills this purpose through practice and participation in internal and external competitions throughout the US. TLT members are selected annually by participating in the TLT application process that is held in the fall semester.

EXECUTIVE CHAIR MEMBERS

  • TLT Chair: Lacey Redden
  • Chair of Application Process: Kaity Needs
  • Chair of Internal Competitions- Mandi Cummings
  • Chair of External Competitions- Alec Gerred
  • Chair of Faculty and Judge Relations: Jake Nixon
  • Chair of Media Relations: Lauren Tuffo
  • Liaison Chair: Jared Dembski

MEMBERS

  • Alec Gerred
  • Danielle Kimble
  • Jaime Lista
  • Jake Nixon
  • Jared Dembski
  • Jason Finley
  • Kaity Needs
  • Lacey Redden
  • Lauren Tuffo
  • Mandi Cummings
  • Jennifer Leffew
  • Calvin Griffin
  • Natalia Flores
  • Dylan Cooper
  • Chris Clemons
  • Dustin Singer
  • Kathryn Hemphill
  • Danielle Wilson
  • Parker Craig
  • Joseph Guerriero
  • Alternate: Salvatore La Valle
  • Alternate: Evan Carter
  • Manager: Madison Marcantel

INTERNAL COMPETITION

Please contact Chair of Internal Competition Mandi Cummings for more information about the new member selection process and the internal competition.

EXTERNAL COMPETITIONS

  • February 2022: UCLA external competition
  • March 2022: Wayne State Transactional Law Competition Best Buyer Draft 2022 

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Charleston School of Law Trial Advocacy Board (TAB) is to prepare students to become ethical, experienced, and zealous lawyer-advocates. Participation is founded upon a student’s commitment to the pursuit of excellence in advocacy and to ethically represent the Charleston School of Law through dedication and compliance with each team’s rigorous and demanding practice schedule, when representing the Charleston School of Law in trial advocacy competitions throughout the nation.

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

President – David Estes
Vice President of Internal Competition – Tiffany Izer
Vice President of External Competition – Shelby Sipe
Vice President of Judge & Faculty Relations – Malcolm Chester
Vice President of Media Relations – Emily Ledford

MEMBERS

Chris Allen
Amanda Belfiore
Brandon Boyle
Cassidy Brillhart
Josette Brooksbank
Rebekah Campbell
Malcolm Chester
Destiny Combs
David Estes
Jason Finley
Chris Fulmer
Don Garbade
Michael Glover
Natalie Greve
Calvin Griffin
Nikki Habina
Alex Harrison
Gabe Ingram
Zenia Irani
Tiffany Izer
Touraj Joya
Jessica Karikas
Emily Ledford
Cara Leinemann
Zeke Lollis
Harleigh Miller
James Moran
Rion Murrah
Madeline Nelson
Sam Person
Damion Robbs
Brittany Schelper
Shelby Sipe
Caitlin Turner
Rhonda Vuletich
Ross Ward

ADVISOR

Kristi Harrington

INTERNAL COMPETITION

Please contact Vice President of Internal Competition Tiffany Izer for more information about the new member selection process and the internal competition.

EXTERNAL COMPETITION

Please contact Vice President of External Competitions Shelby Sipe for more information about external competitions.

The overriding goal of the Charleston School of Law is to teach the practice of law as a profession with a chief aim of this practice towards providing public service for those who suffer because they are helpless, weak, or are victims of prejudice.  Women in Law is a student organization created to promote this goal among the Charleston School of Law student body by serving and contributing to the Charleston community.

Women in Law also encourages the informed and active participation of women in government through ties with the South Carolina Women Lawyer’s Association. The organization holds regular meetings during which members and guests are exposed to professionals in the legal field who provide valuable information regarding areas of law that are of particular interest to women and can speak to the specific issues facing women entering the legal field. Professor Debra Gammons, Faculty Supervisor

Current Board Members 

  • President: Emily Ledford
  • Vice President: Megan Powell
  • Treasurer: Sam Schuster
  • Secretary: Shelby Spencer
"Student organizations really prepared me for the work that I did after law school. Being involved in community organizations, that's something that was meaningful to me. I've continued that work on a voluntary basis after graduating. I wanted to do work that was “for the good of the people.'"
Michael Abro
Class of 2010

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