The First African American Editor-in-Chief of the South Carolina Law Review

Chelsea Evans, a second-year student at the University of South Carolina School of Law, has been selected as the editor-in-chief of the South Carolina Law Review. She is the first African American to be elected editor-in-chief in the 69-year history of the legal publication.

Evans, from North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a 2014 graduate of the University of South Carolina. She earned a bachelor’s degree in public health. In addition to her school work and editing duties, Evans serves as a mentor to middle school students. She also serves as a judicial extern for U.S. District Court Judge J. Michelle Childs.

“I’m incredibly humbled to be elected editor-in-chief, and I hope that my election encourages more women and people of color to pursue law degrees, journal membership and the position of editor-in-chief,” Evans said. “Serving as editor-in-chief will be challenging and will require a great deal of hard work and diligence, but we have a great board of editors, and I am confident that we will continue to uphold the reputation and legacy of the South Carolina Law Review.”


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  1. AC Williams, Commissioner 5th Congressional District says:

    I wish the for you in this and every endeavor you pursue in the future. You have shown you are capable of doing great things, trust in yourself because God has a plan for you and know he will be your guiding light.
    Best of luck!

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