Who’s more liberal, lawyers or law professors?

A new study shows that although most lawyers are considered liberal, law school professors are even more liberal than their former students. The paper, featured in the Washington Post, found that only 15% of law professors are conservative, while 35% of lawyers are conservative as well. Find out more about the study in this story.

Bea Hightower Joins University of South Carolina as an Adjunct Professor

Having spent seven years of undergraduate and law school education at the University of South Carolina, Bea Hightower has decided it’s time to return. Except this time, she is going to be sharing knowledge instead of gaining it. Ms. Hightower will be serving in an adjunct teaching position, and her primary responsibility will be to teach the university’s course on Criminal Courts. It will explore the structure, organization and functions of the federal and state court systems.

Bea Hightower is a founding partner of the SC law firm, Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP. She has an extensive criminal and litigation background, and has worked at the Berkeley County Deputy Attorney’s Office, the Richland County Public Defender’s Office and the Richland County DSS Child Support Enforcement Office.

Serving as a South Carolina attorney, Ms. Hightower focuses on cases involving clients who have been accused of DUI, DUAC, drug charges, credit card fraud, domestic violence, bad financial transactions, and other similar offenses. These experiences, coupled with her activity in various law associations and committees, give her the expertise needed to serve as an adjunct professor within the USC’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

About Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP

Reeves Aiken & Hightower LLP is a limited liability partnership between Robert J Reeves PC (Fort Mill/Charlotte) and Aiken & Hightower PA (Columbia). They are full-service personal injury and criminal defense law firms that employ personal injury lawyers and criminal defense attorneys who have over 70 years of combined legal experience.

About the University of South Carolina Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

The University of South Carolina Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers state-of-the-art programs grounded in both research methods and criminological theory. These programs focus on the causes of and societal responses to crime and other deviant behavior. Students are provided with a strong foundation in both liberal arts and social sciences, and they are prepared to address the challenges of crime in society from the viewpoint of criminal justice professionals, researchers, educators and more.