Black Student Law School Scholarship Honors Contributions of Professor at Charleston School of Law

The National Black Law Students Association chapter at the Charleston School of Law in South Carolina is establishing a scholarship fund to honor John L.S. Simpkins, assistant professor of law and director of diversity initiatives at the law school. The association hopes to award several $5,000 John Simpkins Scholarships each year.

As a member of the African Network of the International Association of Constitutional Law, Professor Simpkins has worked to help build democratic institutions in Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa. He is a cofounder of the Center for a Better South and a senior associate at the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics, and Public Leadership at Furman University.

Professor Simpkins is a graduate of Harvard College and the Duke University School of Law.