Yadkinville native Christopher R. Hampton has been selected to join the Editorial Staff of the South Carolina Law Review, the oldest and most prestigious legal publication in the Palmetto state.
Hampton, a second-year law student at the University of South Carolina School of Law, was invited to join the Editorial Staff on July 19, and completed new member orientation earlier this month.
A 2004 graduate of Forbush High School, Hampton earned a bachelor of science degree in biology, graduating from Davidson College in 2008. While at Davidson, Hampton was a Bonner Scholar, played varsity football, and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He is the son of Randall and Diane Hampton.
After receiving word of his selection, Hampton emphasized his excitement about the honor and challenge that comes along with it, while thanking those who influenced this accomplishment.
“I would like to sincerely thank all of my family, teachers, and friends who have helped me along the way. All of the credit belongs to you all,” Hampton said.
Lisle Traywick, the South Carolina Law Review’s Editor in Chief, expressed confidence in Hampton.
“Chris is very well respected by his peers, as well as the faculty, here at the USC School of Law. I could not be more confident in his work ethic and abilities, and I look forward to the contributions he’ll make to our journal going forward,” Traywick said.
The South Carolina Law Review was founded in 1948, but can be traced back to 1831, when the Carolina Bar Journal was briefly published in Columbia. Today, the South Carolina Law Review publishes four issues annually, has an international readership, and serves as a resource for the legal and academic community. The Law Review also consistently ranks in the top ten percent of the most frequently cited legal journals.
For more information about the South Carolina Law Review, please visit www.sclawreview.org.