SCWLA Annual Meeting of the Membership
Friday, December 3, 2021

Please join us for the 2021 Annual Membership Meeting of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association.  The meeting will be held on Friday, December 3rd from 1:15p.m. – 1:30 p.m. on a zoom virtual meeting platform.

Register here to receive the link to the Annual Meeting.

On the agenda for the annual meeting is a report from the President and a look ahead at the Association’s plans for 2022.

2021 United States Supreme Court Update & 2022 Preview | CLE Pending

Professor Derek W. Black of the University of South Carolina Law School will present the
"2021 United States Supreme Court Update & 2022 Preview."
Friday, December 3, 2021
Virtual Statewide SCWLA CLE via Zoom
One (1) Hour, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Register in advance for this webinar here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

CLE credit is available for current SCWLA members, and registration is required. 
SC CLE SUBMISSION: If you would like SCWLA to submit your name for CLE Credit you must fill out this form.

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SCWLA members who attend this CLE are eligible to receive a holiday gift from SCWLA!  To thank our members for their participation in our December CLE regarding the United States Supreme Court, every tenth (10th) person who signs up for this CLE and joins the meeting on December 3 for CLE credit will receive a copy of Professor Black’s book, Schoolhouse Burning: Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy (up to a total of 10 books).  Winners will be selected from the electronic sign-in sheets and will be notified following the meeting.  Please register soon to increase your chances and good luck to all!

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Derek W. Black is a professor of law at the University of South Carolina, where he focuses on education law and policy, constitutional law, civil rights, and evidence, and he is one of the nation's foremost experts in education law and policy. 
He attended law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the law review and graduated with High Honors.  He began his career in teaching at Howard University School of Law, where he founded and directed the Education Rights Center. Prior to teaching, he litigated education cases at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
He has published over thirty scholarly articles in the nation’s top legal journals, including the flagship journals at Yale, Stanford, New York University, California-Berkeley, Cornell, Northwestern and Vanderbilt. His research has been cited several times in the federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. He is also involved in school funding and federal policy litigation, where he has served as an expert witness and consultant.
His work, however, reaches beyond the legal community. In an era of dwindling public school resources and ever-expanding inequality and privatization, he frequently appears in the media. His essays appear in USA Today, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, and Time, among others. Outlets like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Atlantic, Washington Post, and Education Week regularly request his expert analysis and commentary. He is also a frequent radio and television guest for national, regional, and local outlets.
His most recent book, Schoolhouse Burning: Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy, warns that current education trends represent a retreat from our nation’s foundational commitments to democracy and public education.  Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, has called this "a magnificent book on the history of public education in the United States," in which Professor Black demonstrates "that the future of American society—its equality, its democracy—depends on improving public schools."

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