Charleston School of Law, Sol Blatt Jr. Library

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Orientation week at the Charleston school of law.

Charleston School of Law Library will be closing today 12/18 at 2:00pm and reopening on Thursday 1/3. We at the Library wish you and yours a lovely holiday season! #librariesofinstagram #lawlibrariesofinstagram

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Charleston School of Law

Due to heavy rains and downtown flooding, the Charleston School of Law will delay opening today, Friday, July 20, 2018, unitl noon (12:00 p.m.). All morning activities are cancelled and facilities will be closed until noon today.

‘Defense of others’ not an offensive jury charge In “defense of others” is a defense to a criminal charge, not an instruction for solicitors—at least in this case—to use offensively, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. When laying out its case …

New SC expungement law set to give offenders a better chance to enter workforce A new law aims to make finding a job easier for those who served time for "low level" crimes. The law is an expansion of the former South Carolina expungement law, with the goal of bolstering the wor

Win for Public Right to Know: Court Vacates Injunction Against Publishing the Law San Francisco – A federal appeals court today ruled that industry groups cannot control publication of binding laws and standards. This decision protects the work of (PRO), a nonprofit organization that works to improve access to government documents. PRO is represented by the....

Underestimating the power of gratitude – recipients of thank-you letters are more touched than we expect The asymmetry between the perspective of the expresser of gratitude and the recipient means that we often refrain from a “powerful act of civility” that would benefit both parties. By C…

E-filing comes to Orangeburg County Another South Carolina county will begin requiring mandatory e-filing starting this month. Beginning July 17, all common pleas cases filed or pending in Orangeburg County must be e-filed, unless th…

Articles Worth Reading For your information needs and reading pleasure, check out the following articles: Why It’s So Hard to Stop Reading Books You Don’t Even Like; The Key to Preventing Generational Tension Is Remember…

Check out this faculty spotlight on Lisa Smith-Butler, current full-time faculty member and former Associate Dean of Information Resources.

Faculty Spotlight - Lisa Smith-Butler. After a long and varied career, Professor Smith-Butler just finished her first year as a full-time faculty member here at the law school.

Remanded order not final or appealable   The words “Final Order,” written in the caption of a court order, does not a final order make, the South Carolina Supreme Court held June 27. In Spalt v. South Carolina Department of Motor V…

Major Thomson Reuters Launch: Westlaw Edge, West Search Plus, Analytics, Enhanced Citator and More | Dewey B Strategic I think we all suspected that Thomson Reuters had "something big” in the works … after all, it has been eight years since their last major launch: Westlaw

ABA Guidance on Judicial Internet Research: Ethics, Due Process, and the Murky Law of Judicial Notice In an age when smartphones are ubiquitous, and the ability to seek the answer to any question at any time has almost made “Google” a generic term, the paper-based information resources of years past h...

Can Lawyers Ethically Store Client Info in the Cloud? - Attorney at Work Do the Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to store and transmit client information in the cloud? How can you ensure client information is secure?

SC bar allows attorneys to get CLE credit online The South Carolina Bar now offers online on-demand continuing legal education opportunities, as part of their eCLE On-Demand, Webcast and Teleseminar program. The program bills itself as an opportu…

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The bill, which passed 363-54, would increase the pay for intelligence employees with cyber skills and defend against foreign threats to federal U.S. elections. It would require intelligence agencies to brief key congressional leaders if the U.S. faces meddling or a cyber intrusion targeting a federal election.

SC court reporter shortage costs time and money   A shortage of court reporters in South Carolina continues to cause court delays throughout the state, costing taxpayers time and money. Ginny Jones, the public information director for the S…

Georgia drivers aren’t allowed to touch their phones. Will SC pass the same law? S.C.’s highway fatality rate is higher than in Georgia. A lawmaker thinks part of the solution to lowering that death toll is stopping S.C. drivers — like Georgia has — from using their cellphones, cutting down on distracted driving.

PSC to reconsider whether SC utility customers foot legal bill for pollution The S.C. Public Service Commission granted a request Wednesday to reconsider higher water and sewer rates for up to 28,000 customers previously ordered to pay more to cover the legal expenses of a utility that lost a pollution case.

Charleston School of Law

Another year, another #1 ranking for our beautiful city! Charleston has been voted #1 City in the U.S. & #10 City in the World in Travel + Leisure's 2018 World's Best awards!

Trump tosses hiring process for administrative law judges, gives agency chiefs selection power President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order eliminating the exam and competitive hiring process for administrative law judges.

SC's 13,000 voting machines unreliable, vulnerable to hackers, lawsuit alleges A lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Columbia alleges your right to vote is in jeopardy. S.C.'s old voting machines break down and are easy to hack, the lawsuit says, alleging a sweeping failure by S.C.'s voting system.

Punitives not apportioned for split-limit auto policy   Drivers who’ve been injured by underinsured motorists have received a potentially significant legal ruling in their favor, as the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that any punitive dam…

Charleston imposes short-term rental rules CHARLESTON (AP) One of South Carolina’s most popular tourist destinations is imposing new rules for residents who use their homes for short-term rentals. WCSC-TV reported Charleston is cracki…

Recommended Resources: Medical Evidence in South Carolina Court Recommended Resources –Top Picks of Advanced Legal Research Students– Recommended Resources is a recurring blog that features the top picks of print and electronic resources available in the Charle…

Trump nominates Kavanaugh to Supreme Court - SCOTUSblog It has been nearly 25 years since Brett Kavanaugh arrived at the Supreme Court as a law clerk for Justice Anthony Kennedy. A few years later, Kavanaugh was back at the court as an advocate, arguing (unsuccessfully) that Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel for the Whitewater investigation, should

12 changes in South Carolina law that go into effect in July 2018 Here's round up of changes in state law that will affect South Carolinians, starting this month.

A Lawyer’s Search for Right Livelihood - Attorney at Work In some cultures, the quest for living in alignment with your ethical convictions is called the "search for right livelihood."

South Carolina requires insurers to have plans safeguarding customer data Less than a year from now, insurers doing business in South Carolina will be required to have a “comprehensive information security program” that protects consumer data.

LexisNexis Adds Ravel Visualizations Into Case Law Research | Legaltech News Called Ravel View the data visualization technology creates a visual map of the cases and language that LexisNexis says judges find most important.

California considering end to felony murder rule A bill in the California legislature could curtail felony murder prosecutions in the state.

Law firm receives Image Award

Charleston School of Law alumna's law firm receives Image Award. The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for June to the law office of Whetstone Perkins and Fulda. The firm, formed by the late James “Jim” C. Anders, approached

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Faculty Spotlight - Jay Paskan. Meet our new faculty advisor for Trial Advocacy and Moot Court.

Charleston-area hires and promotions

Charleston School of Law alumnus joined local firm. Architecture

House overrides veto of criminal record erasing bill COLUMBIA (AP) A bill that expands the number of crimes that can be erased from criminal records in South Carolina is one step away from being law. The House overrode Gov. Henry McMaster’s vet…

Library Closed July 4, 2018 The Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library, along with the Charleston School of Law, will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in honor of Independence Day. The library will re-open on Thursday, July 5th, resu…

Charleston-area hires and promotions

Charleston School of Law alumna joined local firm. Architecture

SCE&G bills could fall soon after lawmakers override Gov. McMaster's veto The Legislature moved swiftly to override Gov. Henry McMaster’s veto of a proposal to clip South Carolina Electric & Gas’s electricity rates, raising the possibility that the utility’s bills could

Uniform Bar Exam Gains Major Traction Across the Country |

“The Uniform Bar Exam continues its march across the United States, with 33 jurisdictions now using or soon to adopt the standard test for attorney admissions.” With Illinois Rhode Island and Tennessee as the latest to sign on well more than half of states now use the Uniform Bar Exam.

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General information

Welcome to the Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library! We are here to work with you to satisfy your information and technology needs. Via email, the telephone or at the Reference Desk, librarians and technology staff will assist you with research requests, inter-library loans, and technology requests. We can help you develop research strategies, locate hard to find sources, and create current awareness updates. One of our goals is to provide you with 24/7 access to primary and secondary sources of law. To accomplish this, many of our materials are purchased in electronic format which can be accessed on campus as well as off campus. While we purchase many materials in electronic format, we also collect print and audio visual materials. We have 26, 267 volumes/volume equivalents and 561,141 titles for students, faculty, and staff. The needs of our students, faculty, and staff are very important to us. If you can think of some way for us to improve our services to you, please let us know.

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 00:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 00:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 00:00
Thursday 07:30 - 00:00
Friday 07:30 - 22:00
Saturday 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday 12:00 - 00:00
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