Bar Admission Rules
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. 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 resources to help students prepare for the bar, including offering a three credit hour, pass-fail bar preparation course. The course gives 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. The Sol Blatt Jr. library also has extensive resources which can be found on the Bar Exam Resource Guide webpage.
Students are reminded that in addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Students are encouraged to determine the requierments for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting that jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agences are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners [NCBE] at the link to the right.
For more information about Bar Preparation resources at the Charleston School of Law, please contact Margaret M. Lawton, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.