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Bar Passage

The success of the Charleston School of Law's students on bar examinations around the country reflects the law school's emphasis on quality teaching and the practical focus of the curriculum.  Since the first CSOL students took the bar examination in 2007, bar passage rates have increased steadily, with the July 2009 exam takers achieving an impressive 87% first-time bar passage rate in South Carolina, the state in which the most graduates now take the bar exam.  The school's overall bar passage rate meets or exceeds all of the alternative accreditation standards set forth by the American Bar Association.

The Charleston School of Law provides multiple resources to help students prepare for the bar.  We offer a three unit, pass-fail bar review course covering several frequently tested doctrinal subjects and giving students multiple opportunities to hone their essay-writing skills with simulated bar examination questions.  Students are also introduced to methods for addressing multiple choice style questions that appear on the Multistate Bar Exam.  In addition, a number of students avail themselves of one-on-one bar essay tutoring.  Recent graduates have played a large role in furthering the school's bar passage success, providing feedback to improve bar passage efforts and visiting campus to relate their experiences as recent bar takers and passers. 

Various bar passage resources are available on the links to the right.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact Professor Brock Collins, Director of Bar Preparation Programs at 843.377.2450 or email at bcollins@charlestonlaw.edu.