Charleston School of Law

The Charleston School of Law offers a comprehensive three-year juris doctor degree program that fully prepares its graduates to begin their careers practice-ready.

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. For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit:

Mission: The Charleston School of Law's principal goals are: > To teach students of high moral character and unquestioned personal integrity through a careful and refined study program; > To teach the practice of law as a profession, having as its chief aim providing public service; > To teach the law as a means of providing relief for those who suffer because they are helpless, weak, outnumbered or because they are victims of prejudice; >To teach the law as a means of alleviating human misery and human suffering; >To teach the law as a means of making possible the continued processes of manufacturing and commerce that bring realization to the twin goals of prosperity and peace in the world; >To institute and coordinate legal outreach programs to the South Carolina and American bars; local, state and federal governments; and the general population; and >To encourage and foster legal reforms. Additional goals: This entails additional goals of graduating students who will be successful in bar passage; recruiting and retaining highly qualified and effective faculty; providing a law library that meets the needs of our educational programs; and developing and maintaining technological capabilities reflective of the educational and professional needs of the legal field.

Animal activists hold 'Stop Puppy Mills Workshop' in the Lowcountry

We enjoyed hosting the South Carolina chapter of the Humane Society of the United States this past weekend for their 'Stop Puppy Mills' workshop. On Saturday, the South Carolina chapter of the Humane Society of the United States held a day-long workshop to discuss the dangers of puppy mills and ways to shut them down. The workshop took place at the Charleston School of Law. A lineup of speakers spoke about the fight against puppy mills and cr...

Students enjoyed lunch from @rodneyscottsbbq for today's exam break. Just one more day left of exams! #stayconfident #lawschoolexams #exambreak

The Angel Tree is overflowing with presents! Thank you to all who generously purchased a gift so that the children at Sanders-Clyde Elementary can experience a little holiday joy! 🎄🎁 #AngelTree #givingback #lawschool

Law school exams are upon us! Thankfully, the SBA sponsored food trucks for today's exam break so students could eat a great lunch. #lawschoolexams #foodtrucks #exambreak

We are excited to have Tom Mullikin, an avid environmentalist and eco-lawyer, as the keynote speaker at today's Coastal & Environmental Law Summit! #environmentallaw #discussingclimatechange

Charleston School of Law | Trial Advocacy Board Hosts Internal Competition, Anderson and Lokitis

Congratulations to the newest members of the Trial Advocacy Board and to Destini Anderson and Molly Lokitis on winning this year's Trial Advocacy Board Internal Competition! Nov. 14, 2019 – After being postponed due to Hurricane Dorian, the Charleston School of Law Trial Advocacy Board hosted the final round of its annual internal trial competition on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Preliminary rounds were held Nov. 7-10, and the competition concluded on Wednesday evening with Pr...

Charleston School of Law | Student Spotlight – Michael Tadros

Student Spotlight: Michael Tadros. Meet Michael and find out what superpower he would choose to have to help him through law school. After applying to law school, I had a few options. Some schools offered me a really competitive scholarship, others were closer to home, while others had great professors. Only one school offered me a great scholarship, a beautiful city to call home, and some of the best law professors in the nation...

FREE flu shots today from 11 - 2 on the 2nd floor of 385 Meeting Street. Walk-ins are welcome!

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to all who have served our country!

Several of our students are enjoying the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association annual conference today. #lawschool #womeninlaw #networking

If you are in the Charlotte area, come over to the @davidsoncollege campus for the Greater Charlotte Law School Fair. We will be in the Alvarez College Union from 3-5 today. #lawschoolfair #charlotte #gowildcats

Student Spotlight - Member of the Month Program - The International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi

Congratulations to third-year student Madison Johnston on being named the Member of the Month by the International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi! What a deserving honor! Madison was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at University of South Carolina. She has also interned at the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General and worked as a Page at the South Carolina House of Representatives. While at Charleston Law, Madison has also twice served as a Student Bar Ass...

If you are in the Lynchburg, Va. area, stop by the @university.of.lynchburg Law School Fair in Schewel Hall from 9:30-1. #lawfair #lawschool #virginiaisforlovers

Students, faculty, and staff are enjoying classes on Halloween! #lawschoolfun #trickortreat🎃

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Happy Halloween from Section C!

Congratulations to our Trial Advocacy team on winning the Most Professional Team award at the Palmetto State Classic Trial Competition! #trialad #lawschool

Despite the overflowing bins for our stuffed animal drive, there's still time to donate! Thank you to the Children's Advocacy and Family Law Society, Law Democrats, and Law Republicans for organizing this drive. The donations will be given to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to support their effort to give a stuffed animal to every child they admit to the hospital. #lawschool #givingback #stuffedanimaldrive

We are in downtown Atlanta for the @georgiastateuniversity Graduate School Fair. Come visit us from 11-2 in the Student Center East Ballroom! #lawschool #gradschoolfair #gopanthers

Charleston School of Law Trial Advocacy Board

Congratulations to our Palmetto team. They were awarded the Professionalism Award this weekend!

We are in sunny and warm Tucson, Ariz. for today's Law School Expo. @uarizona students: stop by the Student Union Memorial Center from 12-3 to learn all about #charlestonlaw. #gowildcats #lawschoolexpo #uaphialphadelta

Charleston School of Law students hosting Fashion Show to benefit National Brain Tumor Society

Students in our Fashion Law Association were featured on WCBD News 2 last night! They are planning a charity fashion show to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society on December 7th. CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- The Fashion Law Association at the Charleston School of Law is planning a charity fashion show to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society. Victoria Vesce and Jewell Herefo…

@westvirginiau students: stop by today's Graduate School Fair in the Mountainlair from 12-4 to learn more about our law school. #WVUGraduateFair #lawschool

We are recruiting at the @pennstate Law School Day today from 11-3. Stop by the HUB to learn more about #charlestonlaw. #gopennstate #lawday #lawschool

A group of our students are attending the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair today in Arlington, Va. They will have the opportunity to interview with more than 200 public interest employers from across the country. They will also hear former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch give the keynote address. #publicinterestlaw #equaljusticeworks #lawschool

Students: you don't want to miss Judge Gergel speaking at today's Professionalism Series!

@usouthflorida students: stop by the Graduate School Fair from 11-2 in the Marshall Center to learn more about #charlestonlaw.

Charleston School of Law | Professor Justin Kahn authors two new S.C. Bar publications

We are lucky to have Professor Kahn as part of our law school faculty. His wealth of knowledge is a huge asset to the legal community of South Carolina and to our students. Oct. 10, 2019 – Charleston Law adjunct professor Justin Kahn’s latest books on South Carolina Rules of Procedure and Evidence are now available from the South Carolina Bar CLE Division. For over 20 years, Professor Kahn has written the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure Annotated and the So...

Law school life in the #1 city in the US

Not only is the Charleston School of Law located in the #1 city in the U.S., but it is often recognized for its high quality of life for law students. The friendly atmosphere of Charleston and supportive learning environment of the law school allow our students to thrive.

It's a beautiful fall day on campus @theohiostateuniversity. We are looking forward to meeting with prospective law students at the Law Day from 11-2 in the Ohio Union.

The Best Cities in the U.S.: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards

Wow! Our beautiful city has been named the #1 city in the U.S. for the ninth straight year! Accepted students qualify for a travel stipend, so be sure to plan your visit soon. The best of America's cities, big and small, in one handy list.

Charleston School of Law | New Summer Honors Program offers top-ranked students exceptional view of today’s most pressing justice issues

The first edition of our Summer Honors Program was a huge success! Students raved about the unique and valuable experiences the program provided.

Future students: you do not want to miss out on this opportunity next summer! Oct. 4, 2019 – Imagine spending the summer learning from some of South Carolina’s most respected attorneys, judges, and leaders on a variety of justice issues and getting practical legal experience in the process. This past summer, 14 incoming 1Ls and three returning Presidential Honors students...

SC lawmaker will reintroduce bill to pay student athletes in wake of California decision

Dean Andy Abrams offered his sports law expertise to The Post and Courier for their story on college athletes being paid. Check out what he had to say. Sen. Marlon Kimpson, a Charleston Democrat, plans to reintroduce a bill that would pay college athletes for their hours of play and practice, as well as provide compensation for the

We have a busy day ahead recruiting in the DC area! We are at the Law School Recruitment Fair in the Stamp Student Union @univofmaryland from 11-2. Then, all DC area prospective students are invited to join us @gwuniversity from 4-7 for the DC Law Fair in the Charles Smith Center.

Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services

The Housing Court Pilot Project kicked off this morning! Present for the first day were attorneys from the four participating legal aid organizations including Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services, Charleston Legal Access, One80 Place, and South Carolina Legal Services. The pro bono attorneys today were from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. Special thanks to students from Charleston School of Law who assisted with client intake.

@centrecollege students: come visit our table from 3-5 at today's Law School Fair in the Campus Center. #lawschool #lawschoolfair #centrecollege

Charleston School of Law | Moot Court Board announces internal competition winners and board members

Congratulations to students Anne Heubschen and Michael Tadros on winning our annual Moot Court Board internal competition and all of the students who were invited to the 2019-2020 Moot Court Board. Sept. 27, 2019 – The Charleston School of Law Moot Court Board completed its annual internal competition, culminating with the final round at the Charleston Music Hall on September 18. Finalists were Thomas Krahe and Catherine Etchells, representing the appellee, and Michael Tadros and Anne Huebsc...

Charleston School of Law | Ferguson named ABA Young Lawyers Division Scholar

Congratulations to alumna Aris Hanchard Ferguson on being named an ABA Young Lawyers Division Scholar!. What an honor! Sept. 26, 2019 – Aris Hanchard Ferguson (’16) recently was named an ABA Young Lawyers Division Scholar for the 2019-2020 ABA year. Ferguson is currently at attorney in the securities and fraud division at Motley Rice in Charleston, South Carolina.

Last stop in Virginia: Old Dominion University. Stop by the Webb University Center from 11-2 to learn about attending #charlestonlaw. #lawschool #gradschoolfair #odu

We are on campus at UVA today for their Graduate School Fair. Stop by Newcomb Hall from 12-3 to learn more about #charlestonlaw. #lawschool #gradschoolfair #UVA

JMU students: don't let this beautiful afternoon deter you from learning more about #charlestonlaw. Stop by the Graduate School Fair in Hotel Madison from 3-6. #lawschool #gradschoolfair #godukes

Washington & Lee students: stop by Leyburn Library from 11-1:30 for the Law School Fair. #lawschool #lawschoolfair #washingtonandlee

We have moved down I-81 to Radford University for their Graduate School Fair. Come visit us from 4-7 in Kyle Hall. #lawschool #graduateschoolfair #radforduniversity

We are on the recruiting trail in Virginia this week. First stop: Stop by Squires Student Center from 11-2 to learn more about law school. #lawschool #hokies #gradschoolfair

Members of BLSA showed their support for breast cancer awareness by wearing pink today. #wearpink #breastcancerawareness #lawschool #blsa

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