Mount Pleasant native elected editor-in-chief of South Carolina Law Review

February 24, 2012

COLUMBIA, SC – Mount Pleasant native Thomas A. Limehouse Jr. has beenelected editor-in-chief of the South Carolina Law Review, the oldestand most prestigious legal publication in the Palmetto state.   

Limehouse, a second-year law student at the University of SouthCarolina’s School of Law, will take the helm of the student-managed andstudent-edited legal publication April 1.

The South Carolina Law Review has a proud history of publishingimportant and useful scholarship,” said Rob Wilcox, dean of the lawschool.  “It boasts a long line of outstanding student leadership, andThomas’ selection continues that tradition of able editors.

A 2006 graduate of Wando High School, Limehouse earned a bachelor’sdegree in political science, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Summa CumLaude from USC’s South Carolina Honors College in 2010. He is the son ofTom Limehouse of Summerville and Lisa and Charles Duffy of MountPleasant.
Limehouse said he plans to continue the publication’s influential scholarship and enhance its offerings.

“I want to continue the tradition of publishing the highest qualitylegal scholarship while also seeking to provide additional resources forpractitioners and the public as a whole,” Limehouse said. “Maintainingthe journal’s Fourth Circuit Survey and SCLR Online, which have furtherextended the law review’s impact, will be important, and I also willwork to increase subscriptions and expand the tools available to membersof the South Carolina Bar.”

David Paavola, the review’s outgoing editor-in-chief, also expressed confidence in Limehouse’s selection.
“Thomas has impressed me with his thorough grasp of the Law Review’sinner workings, mission and goals,” Paavola said. “He is well regardedby his peers, and I am confident that he will continue the greattradition of our journal and move the Law Review forward.”

The South Carolina Law Review was founded in 1948, but can be tracedback to 1831 when the Carolina Bar Journal was briefly published inColumbia before the Civil War. Today, the S.C. Law Review publishes fourissues annually, has an international readership, is a resource for thelegal and academic community and is one of the most frequently citedlegal journals in the country.

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