Charleston School of Law

Charleston School of Law


HOLY COW 1️⃣5️⃣ years?? Congratulations O.L. Thompson Construction Co, INC and Charleston School of Law 🎉 we’re looking forward to many more years of partnership 😁 #memberanniversaries #weloveourmembers
Next Friday 3/18, Tri-County Speaks and Charleston School of Law will be hosting a Law School Forum on Sexual Assault.

While this event is tailored to VSPs and law students, it is open to the public. There is no cost to attend and limited in-person attendance is available for those in the Charleston area.

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Today, we continue to introduce the students from Charleston School of Law who are participating in the Charleston Pro Bono Housing Clinic.

Meet Damion Robbs. Damion was born and raised in South Carolina. He graduated from the University of South Carolina and moved to Charleston for law school.

Damion currently serves as President of Black Law Students Association and President Pro Tempore for Student Bar Association. He is also a student member of the James L. Petigru Inn of Court, member of Trial Advocacy Board, and member of both Phi Delta Phi and Phi Alpha Delta.

When asked why he chose to participate in the Clinic, he said he “wanted to assist those in need to navigate the eviction process that affects the population that is on the lower socioeconomic spectrum and assist in changing a system where SC leads the nation in evictions.”

Please join us in welcoming Damion!

#charlestonprobono #legalaid #charlestonlaw #housingcourt #publicservice #publicinterest #futurelawyer
We LOVE when former Ackerman Fellows make a point to visit us while in town. This morning, Sandy, a 2018 Fellow from Charleston School of Law was visiting from Chicago and we had a chance to catch up. She’s currently serving as a Risk and Compliance Consultant for several national banks.

Although the Fellowship only lasts a few weeks, the relationships forged leave a lasting impact.

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Had a great time speaking at the Charleston School of Law , yesterday. Thank you to RJ Quillinan for inviting us to help inspire your class.

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Our Housing Clinic with Charleston School of Law is taught by CSOL alumnus, Cody Tettemer, but we also bring in guest speakers. Recently, 2021 award winning pro bono attorney, Brian Bevon, presented on issue spotting in housing cases.

Networking is just one more benefit of participating in the clinic. If you’d like to learn more, please join us tomorrow, March 2 at noon at the law school for a clinic information meeting.

#housingcourt #clinic #charlestonprobono #legalaid #futurelawyers #charleston #publicinterest #lawschool #probono
It’s hard to believe we are now in Week 5 of our CPB Housing Clinic led by Charleston School of Law alumnus, Cody Tettemer. These four 3Ls in their last semester of law school will have the opportunity to represent clients in Magistrate Court. Over the next several weeks, we will introduce you to the students and share why they chose to participate in this clinic.

#charlestonlaw #housingcourt #legalaid #futurelawyer
DYK: for several years, Charleston Pro Bono has been hosting clinical externs from the Charleston School of Law. The students receive provisional licensing from the South Carolina Supreme Court and are permitted to practice in certain courts.

Last week, one of our clinical externs, Emily, successfully represented a client in family court before Judge Martin.

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Ian O’Shea enjoyed being a guest speaker at his alma mater, Charleston School of Law, for the CSOL Real Estate Society this week. Charleston School of Law @charleston_law #closingattorney #realestate #buying #selling #csol #charlestonschooloflaw #oshealawfirm
The Citadel Inn of Court, a club for pre-law students, welcomed LTC Platte Moring to their latest meeting.

Moring is a former Deputy General Counsel for the United States Department of Defense and currently teaches in our Political Science Department at the Charleston School of Law.

Moring was a partner at White and Williams LLP in Philadelphia and worked prior to that as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice and as a law clerk for the United States Council of International Trade. LTC Moring served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for over 25 years and was awarded the Bronze Star.

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With the start of a new semester, we are thrilled to highlight our externs from the Charleston School of Law.

This semester, Emily Ledford, a 3L from Lyman, South Carolina, will be working with Staff Attorney, Audrey Brown. After graduation, Emily plans to practice in the areas of family law and real estate.

When asked about why she selected Charleston Pro Bono, she said, "I’m super excited to be an extern at CPBLS this semester and learn all of the intricacies of a non-profit, and be able to make a small difference in the Charleston community!"

Please join us in welcoming Emily to the team for the next several months.
Busy docket today at Housing Court at North Area 3. Pleased to have Mary from One80 Place and Josh Gurwell, 3L at Charleston School of Law helping these tenants at their eviction hearing.

#housingcourt #legalaid #eviction #charleston

The Charleston School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school located in America's No. 1 city: Charleston, South Carolina. The Charleston School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school that teaches the practice of law as a profession whose chief aim is public service, providing relief for those who suffer because they are helpless, outnumbered or victims of prejudice.

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Members of the Charleston School of Law faculty were active supporters in the legal research community during the 2021-22 academic year. Our experienced practitioners are dedicated to offering challenging and insightful expertise to the legal community.

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@Charleston_Law alum Aaron Taylor (’18) was featured on the South Carolina Business Review on South Carolina Public Radio today. Taylor discussed the work he is doing to support entrepreneurs and startups. Listen to the show here:


The Charleston School of Law is on a mission. It is a mission to educate students about the practice of law; to teach students the value of serving the greater good; to provide a rich, diverse learning environment that fosters collegial, collaborative, and professional relationships among students, faculty, staff, and the community.

Learn more about our programs, faculty, leadership and diversity online at


Are you exploring a career in law? Let us know. Our admissions team will be happy to answer questions and walk alongside you on the journey.

Learn more about 'How to Apply' here:


Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Charleston School of Law seeks to create a campus environment that welcomes and fosters diversity in broad aspects. The Departments and Offices work to be inclusive. The Office of Diversity Initiatives carries out the mission by creating an inclusive environment on campus, in the Lowcountry, and throughout the State of South Carolina.

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Sean Wilson ('11) runs his own law firm in Charleston. His experience @Charleston_Law helped him learn, grow and prepare for success. Hear more from our students here:


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Located in Charleston, S.C., the Charleston School of Law invites you to visit us this summer! Take a campus tour, meet our students, faculty and team and explore the Lowcountry in the summertime. There are so many cool things to do. From sports to soaking in the sun on our warm, sandy beaches, great shopping, historic tours and museums, amazing food.

We have asked our faculty and leaders to share their favorites summer fun spots. Charleston Law Dean of Students Nick Sanders offers our first "Summer Fun Tip" ...


Subscribe to the Charleston School of Law Podcast on iTunes or Spotify! It's a great way to meet our faculty, take a deeper dive on topical legal subjects and learn about our 'open door' culture. You can also listen to streaming shows on our website at:


The Student Bar Association at Charleston School of Law announced its new SBA leadership team for 2022-23. Read more about our student leaders here:


Um, where did May go!? 😆

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"From the moment you walk on campus ... you get the feeling that they are really invested in your success." - alumni and adjunct professor Ben Pogue

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Spoleto Festival USA is an annual summer tradition in Charleston. The 17-day arts and entertainment festival features world-renowned artists. If you are visiting Charleston Law soon, we encourage you to take in an event. Here is the 2022 schedule:


The Charleston School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school nationally recognized for its student-centric culture. Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing you for success. If you are searching for the right law school for you, we encourage you to visit our website and schedule a campus tour:


Need a quiet study space? Resources for a class? We can help. Visit the Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library at Charleston School of Law this summer. Get started here:


Good Morning @Charleston_Law family and friends. It’s Tuesday, May 31. Hope you had a great weekend with family and friends.


Wishing you and your family a Happy Memorial Day!


Well done, Elizabeth! We look forward to hearing about your summer experience.

It’s Fellow Friday! Each Friday we will introduce you to one of the Ackerman Fellows working with us this summer.

First up is Elizabeth Sutton, a rising 2L from Charleston School of Law.

Originally from Eastern North Carolina, Elizabeth graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington before moving to Charleston for law school. This summer, she is excited to work alongside CPBLS helping those in the community of Charleston and gaining experience in multiple areas of law. Outside of Law School, Elizabeth loves to spend time outside and go scuba diving.


The Charleston School of Law will be closed on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) in honor of all who have made the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect our country.


CAMPUS NEWS: The Charleston School of Law Moot Court Executive Board announced their new leadership team for the 2022-23 academic year.

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Photos from Charleston School of Law's post 05/20/2022

We had a great time at Open House today! Students from across the country visited the Charleston School of Law, met current students, took part in a mock class and enjoyed a Lowcountry lunch.


Meet Charleston School of Law Professor Bill Janssen. He joined us as we kick off our summer series of podcasts:


@Charleston_Law Open House is today! If you are interested in learning more about our juris doctor program, internships, externships, experiential learning opps and more, visit us online at


It's a great day to introduce you to another one of the amazing candidates for our Champion of Justice fundraiser.

Larry Cunningham became the Dean of Charleston School of Law in June 2020, bringing a national reputation in legal education, assessment, and student learning to the position. As Dean, he serves as the chief academic and executive officer of the school, leading the academic, student support, and operational units of the Law School with the singular goal of promoting student success.

Dean Cunningham came to Charleston from St. John's University School of Law, where he was a professor from 2008 to 2020 and served in several administrative posts, including Dean of Students, Associate Dean for Academics, Vice Dean, and the first Associate Dean for Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness. He received several teaching and service awards, including the University’s Outstanding Achievement Medal.

When asked why he supports Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services he said, "Access to justice is important to me because our legal system lacks legitimacy if it is not accessible to those who need it the most. Legal services providers like Charleston Pro Bono fill a critical need in our community, helping our neighbors with legal issues that affect the necessities of life, such as housing."

Please support Larry's campaign to earn the title of 2022 Champion of Justice.


Our final Open House of the season is tomorrow! Here are 4 tips to ensure your visit was a success.

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It's Commencement Weekend at Charleston School of Law!

Congrats to the Class of 2022. Read more about Saturday's ceremony and watch an encore online:

Photos from Charleston School of Law's post 05/14/2022

Congrats to the Class of 2022 @Charleston_Law!


Today is YOUR day, Damion Robbs! Congrats on graduating from @Charleston_Law.


The Charleston School of Law Class of 2022 graduates tomorrow! Read about our graduating class and their law school experience in our feature series, The Journey:


The Charleston School of Law Class of 2022 will graduate this Saturday! We have been sharing their journey as part of our Commencement series online at


A lawsuit claims that firing squads and electric chairs violate the state’s ban on cruel, corporal and unusual punishment.

Charleston School of Law professor Debra Gammons spoke to @SCPublicRadio about the case:


Charleston School of Law Commencement is this Saturday at 2 p.m. Details here:

Why Choose Charleston Law

Set amid the beauty of one of the South's most historic cities, the Charleston School of Law teaches the practice of law as a profession whose chief aim is public service, providing relief for those who suffer because they are helpless, outnumbered or victims of prejudice. It achieves this in an environment of excellence and diversity, the hallmarks of which include a committed, caring and highly qualified faculty, a law library that provides the best in available resources and technology, and a student support system that promotes academic assistance, leadership development and personal support. Charleston School of Law graduates leave our campus as practice-ready professionals, prepared to begin making an impact to improve their communities.

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