Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty Center for Justice & Society

Named in honor of South Carolina Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty, the University of South Carolina Upstate’s Center for Justice & Society (The Beatty Center) empowers students seeking careers in law. Part of the College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences, The Beatty Center leverages existing legal and justice-related programs at USC Upstate to elevate students’ academic experiences. It also works with partners within the Greater Spartanburg Community to create opportunities for students and address local issues.

Vision Statement

The Beatty Center for Justice & Society aims to provide opportunity, programming, and preparation for students interested in careers in the legal field. 


  • Mock Trial
  • Study Abroad
  • Internships
  • Scholarships


  • Law and Justice Studies Concentration
  • Pre-Law Minor
  • Speaker Series
  • Constitution Day


  • LSAT Prep
  • Mentoring
  • Pre-Law Advising
  • Career-Ready Seminars

Support The Beatty Center


The George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics (The George)

160 E. St. John St., Spartanburg, SC 29306


Dr. Allison Clark Ellis
Director of The Beatty Center for Justice & Society

(864) 503-5752 |