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.”