Hamilton to head law school’s externship programs

JAN. 23, 2018 | The former director of pro bono programs for the South Carolina Bar has returned to the Charleston School of Law to head its externship outreach programs, Dean Andy Abrams announced today.

Elizabeth R. Hamilton, a 2008 honor graduate of the law school, is the school’s new director of externships. From 2013 to 2015, she served as associate director of career services at the school. In 2015, she joined the S.C. Bar staff as its director of pro bono with responsibilities of developing and implementing a new pro bono program to engage the state’s attorneys in more public service.

“We are thrilled to have Beth Hamilton back with us at the Charleston School of Law,” Abrams said. “She was an outstanding student and is an exemplary attorney. With her boundless energy and exceptional skills, she will be a smashing success as our new director of externships.

Hamilton said she is excited to be part of the law school’s leadership team.

“I am particularly excited about my role as externship director because of the many opportunities to partner with the legal, medical and business communities to not only teach law students how to be great lawyers and professionals, but to enrich our communities as a whole through impact-driven programming,” she said.

Hamilton, who has also worked as an attorney in private practice and with the S.C. Department of Revenue, earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston. She and her husband have two children. They live in Mount Pleasant.

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