Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal, the first and only woman to serve on the Supreme Court of South Carolina, will deliver the 23rd annual Edith House Lecture. Entitled, “Women in the Law,” the lecture will be given March 24 at 3:30 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom at the School of Law. It is open to the public, and admission is free. Toal has served on the South Carolina Supreme Court since 1988 and became chief justice in 2000. As a Supreme Court justice, she has written opinions on a variety of issues in both civil and criminal cases and authored Appellate Practice in South Carolina with two of her law clerks.
The Edith House Lecture Series, hosted annually by the Women Law Students Association, is named for one of the first female graduates of the UGA School of Law. A native of Winder, House was co-valedictorian of the law class of 1925, the first class to graduate women.