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Law & Society Series

Law & Society Series

The Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor and The Honorable Alexander Sanders Jr., Founder, Charleston School of Law

Law & Society Series

The Riley Institute and the Charleston Law Review of the Charleston School of Law partnered to launch the Law & Society symposium series in 2009. Held annually in Charleston and offering continuing legal education credits, the Law and Society series presents leading political and legal thinkers in a lively exploration of diverse legal issues impacting our progress as individuals, a state, and a nation. The symposia bring together panels of distinguished judges, legislators, attorneys and legal scholars to provide historical observations and trends, insights into associated legal issues and processes, and suggestions for change from varied perspectives.

2020: Legal, Ethical, and Policy Implications of a Changing Climate

Law & Society Series

Legal, Ethical, and Policy Implications of a Changing Climate

12th Annual Law & Society Symposium

Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Friday, February 7, 2020
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Presented by the Riley Institute and the Charleston Law Review of the Charleston School of Law

2019: The 2nd Amendment: 228 Years Later

Law & Society Series

The Second Amendment: 228 Years Later

11th Annual Law & Society Symposium

Charleston Music Hall
February 8, 2019
8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Presented by the Riley Institute and the Charleston Law Review of the Charleston School of Law

2018: Cybersecurity: Keeping Us Safe or Making Us Vulnerable?

Law & Society Series

Cybersecurity: Keeping Us Safe or Making Us Vulnerable?

10th Annual Law & Society Symposium

Charleston Music Hall
Friday, February 9, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Presented by the Riley Institute and the Charleston Law Review of the Charleston School of Law

2017: The Uncertain Future of U.S. Immigration Policy

Law & Society Series

The Uncertain Future of U.S. Immigration Policy

9th Annual Law & Society Symposium

Charleston Music Hall
Friday, February 10, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Presented by the Riley Institute and the Charleston Law Review of the Charleston School of Law

2016: The Law of Energy

Law & Society Series

The Law of Energy

8th Annual Law & Society Symposium

Charleston Music Hall
Friday, February 5, 2016
8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Presented by the Riley Institute and the Charleston Law Review of the Charleston School of Law

2015: A Legal Look at the World of Sports

Law & Society Series

Under Further Review: A Legal Look at the World of Sports

7th Annual Law & Society Symposium

Charleston Music Hall
Friday, January 30, 2015
8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Presented by the Riley Institute and the Charleston Law Review of the Charleston School of Law

2014: Social Media and the Law


Ryan Garcia delivering Social Media and the Law Keynote Address

Law & Society Series

Social Media and the Law

6th Annual Law & Society Symposium

Charleston Music Hall
Friday, January 31, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2013: Religion and the Law


The Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor and The Honorable Alexander Sanders Jr., Founder, Charleston School of Law

Law & Society Series

Religion and the Law:
"In Search of a 'Grand Unified Theory": Thirty Years with the Endorsement Test

5th Annual Law & Society Symposium

2012: The Role of Government

Law & Society Series

The Role of Government

4th Annual Law & Society Symposium

Charleston Music Hall
February 9 - 10, 2012