Class of 2013
Nominated by: Rogers Harrell
Current City: Charleston, SC
While in law school, I had the opportunity to work closely with Kayce while serving as SBA Senators. Kayce is very organized, driven, and proactive. During my time working with her, noone poured more time, energy, and effort into their job as Kayce did. She loves her school, and she is a constant advocate for its success. I know she will bring this same passion and drive to the alumni board. Kayce will work tirelessly in this role. I cannot overstate her value as a representative of our school during these times.
In July of 2013, when news broke of InfiLaw’s intentions to acquire the law school, Kayce worked with her classmates to gather concerns to be presented at InfiLaw’s first “town hall” event. Following this initial meeting, Kayce personally approached InfiLaw’s Chief Executive Officer, Rick Inatome, requesting that Charleston School of Law students be granted access to the campuses of schools in the InfiLaw Consortium. Her efforts resulted in a delegation of students making visits to the Florida Coastal and Charlotte Schools of Law; the information gleaned during these trips was compiled into a report that provided new insight into the realities of membership in the InfiLaw Consortium. Kayce’s involvement with the InfiLaw controversy has continued since the fall of 2013 and she remains committed to the Alumni Association Board’s stated mission to pursue other viable alternatives for the ownership and management of the law school.
After graduation from the University of South Carolina, Kayce returned to Charleston, SC – the city where she grew up – to attend law school. During her time at Charleston School of Law, Kayce served as a peer mentor, President and Vice President of the student chapter of the South Carolina Association for Justice, fundraising chair for the Criminal Law Society, Vice President of Internal Competitions for the Trial Advocacy Board, and as a Research Editor for the Charleston Law Review. She also devoted time to the Student Bar Association as a Senator, Senate President Pro Tempore, and member of the Student Grants Board. Kayce spearheaded efforts to streamline the SBA’s budget process, ultimately receiving the Senator of the Year award for her final semesters of service.
Kayce graduated from the Charleston School of Law cum laude in December 2013. Following her early graduation, Kayce accepted a position as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable John E. Waites of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina. She lives in the Old Windermere neighborhood in West Ashley with her boyfriend of five years, Kevin DeAntonio (Charleston Law, May 2013), and their two dogs, Ella and Milo. If elected to the Board, Kayce hopes to strengthen the connection between the Alumni Association and the existing student body through initiatives that would provide students greater accessibility to our ever-growing network of accomplished graduates and allow alumni to play a more active role in ensuring the success of soon-to-be graduates.