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The Charleston School of Law offers students the unique opportunity to study the time-honored practice of law amid the beauty and grace of one of the South's oldest and most prestigious cities, Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 2003, the Charleston School of Law is a freestanding school, and it received full accreditation from the ABA on August 4, 2011.

Located in beautiful downtown Charleston, the school is conveniently situated near the historic "four corners of the law" as well as a thriving legal community and the federal and county courthouses. Students study law in a collegial learning environment unlike any other, which is evidenced by the fact that The Princeton Review ranked Charleston Law #4 in the nation for Best Quality of Life. In addition, our professors were ranked #9 in the nation in student satisfaction. These rankings are a testament to the student-centered focus at the school. Charleston Law students develop close relationships with their professors that last well beyond graduation.

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Qualifications for Admission to the Bar

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Office of Admission

Charleston School of Law
Physical Address: 385 Meeting St., 3rd Floor, Charleston, SC 29403

Mailing address: Office of Admission, P.O. Box 535, Charleston, SC, 29402

Fax: 843.329.0491

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, The Charleston School of Law is mandated to issue an Annual Campus Security Report outlining School of Law security policies and reporting campus crime statistics.  The report may be found online here.

To comply with the Department of Education’s requirements, the Charleston School of Law provides information known as the Gainful Employment statistics. Please click here for this information.