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Maymester and Summer 2017

For all Maymester and Summer course descriptions and schedules, please visit the"Courses by Semester" page located at the Charleston School of Law Sonis webpage. Under "Summer,"courses are coded as follows:

  • J2: Summer Standard Session for Spring Admit Students
    • Starts May 15, 2017; Ends July 28, 2017.
    • Drop/Add with academic dean's permission only: May 19, 2017.
  • M1: Maymester Session
    • Starts May 15, 2017; Ends May 30, 2017.
    • Drop/Add: May 15, 2017.
  • S1: Summer Session
    • Starts May 31, 2017; Ends July 28, 2017.
    • Drop/Add: May 31 - June 5, 2017.
  • S2: Summer Mini-Session 2
    • Starts June 1, 2017; Ends June 30, 2017.
    • Drop/Add: May 31 - June 5, 2017.
  • S3: Summer Mini-Session 3
    • Starts July 6, 2017; Ends July 28, 2017.
    • Drop/Add: July 3- July 6, 2017.
  • S4: Summer Mini-Session 4
    • Starts June 2, 2017; Ends June 9, 2017.
    • Drop/Add: May 31 - June 1, 2017.
  • S5: Summer Mini-Session 5
    • Starts July 14, 2017; Ends July 21, 2017.
    • Drop/Add: July 7- 12, 2017.
  • E1: Externship Session 1
    • Starts May 31, 2017; Ends July 14, 2017.
    • Drop/Add: May 31 - June 5, 2017.
  • E2: Externship Session 2
    • Starts June 12, 2017; Ends July 21, 2017.
    • Drop/Add: June 6 -  14, 2017.

Students in good standing are permitted to take one course during Maymester, and up to nine credit hours in the summer session; students may not take more than twelve credit hours in a combination of Maymester and summer session courses.  

Tuition is charged on a per credit hour rate of $1,335. Cancellation and Refund Policy information can be found here.

Information about tuition for students who entered in January 2017 can be found here.

Exam information can be located here.

Please see below for a listing of courses that are being offered in Maymester and Summer 2017:

Summer Standard (J2):

  • Contracts II
  • Civil Procedure II
  • Torts II
  • LRAW II
  • LRAW Fellow*

Maymester 2017 (M1):

  • SC Family Law Boot Camp
  • SC Insurance Law
  • May I Approach the Bench: How to Properly Present Your Case
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Trademark Practice*

Summer 2017 (S1), including mini-sessions:

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Advanced Criminal Procedure
  • Advanced Torts: Navigating a Typical Negligence Claim*
  • Evidence
  • Art of Lawyering*
  • Psychiatry and the Law
  • War Crimes & Courts-Martial
  • Primer on First-Year Practice in South Carolina Courts [S2]
  • Drafting Commercial Documents [S3]
  • Rainmaking 101 [S4]
  • Negotiation 101 [S5]*
  • Principles of Alternative Dispute Resolution*
  • Principles of E-Discovery
  • Summer Externships*

Course descriptions for those courses marked with an asterisk can be found here.