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SWB Welcomes Three Summer Law Clerks

Updated: Sep 28


SWB’s 2020 Summer Law Clerks. From left: Patrick Kneece, Brianna Hourihan and Michael Parks.


Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A. is pleased to welcome Patrick Kneece, Brianna Hourihanas, and Michael Parks law clerks for summer 2020.

SWB’s law clerk program provides law students with an opportunity to engage in real-world legal work, explore diverse practice areas and gain practical experience with the inner workings of a firm. Law clerks are given the chance to demonstrate their capabilities with respect to legal writing and research, and are provided opportunities to attend deposition, hearings and trials.

Patrick Kneece is a rising 3L pursuing his J.D. at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Patrick completed his undergraduate at the University of South Carolina where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree from the Darla Moore School of Business studying Real Estate Finance. Last year he joined the Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Journal and is currently serving as Production Editor. This will be his first summer working with SWB, and he is looking forward to the experience. 


Brianna Hourihan is a third-year dual-degree student at the University of South Carolina School of Law, and has recently graduated from the Darla Moore School of Business with her Master’s in Business Administration. Additionally, she is a member of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Journal. Prior to law school, Brianna attended Florida State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Real Estate with a minor in Law and Philosophy. 

Michael Parks is a rising 3L at USC School of Law. Originally from Columbia, Michael attended USC for undergrad in the Moore School of Business, majoring in Finance, Insurance, and Risk Management, as well as a minor in Political Science. After undergrad, Michael was Special Assistant to Governor McMaster for 16 months before law school. Michael competes in Mock Trial, serves as president of the Student Bar Association, and is the captain of the law school's championship-winning intramural flag football team, "Torts Illustrated."

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