Charleston School of Law

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FOR STUDENTS AND ALUMNI

The Department of Career Services assists students with career planning and preparation, and works closely with prospective employers to maximize employment opportunities.

Programming

Throughout the academic year, Career Services conducts many career-related presentations and panel discussions for students. Topics include writing resumes and cover letters, job search, interviewing, the judicial clerkship process, and overviews of substantive legal practice areas. We welcome employers to participate in our programs.

Individual Career Counseling

Our mission is to help students engage in a meaningful job search, to compete as professionals, and to help them make well-informed choices leading to long-term career satisfaction. Career Services is available for individual counseling with students.

On-Campus Interviews

The department coordinates on-campus student interviews with employers in the public and private sectors in South Carolina and beyond. These on-campus interview programs are concentrated in the fall for second- and third-year students and in the spring for first-year students.

Pro Bono Program

The Charleston School of Law prepares students for careers in all areas of legal practice. Regardless of a student’s path after graduation, the law school strives to instill in students the value of public service. All students must complete pro bono legal service under the supervision of a licensed attorney before they graduate. Student matriculating on or June 2019 must complete at least 50 hours of pro bono work. Students matriculating before June 2019 must complete at least 30 hours of pro bono work. The Director of Public Service and Pro Bono develops a wide variety of pro bono opportunities and maintains a list of  pre-approved pro bono sites. The Director of Public Service and Pro Bono also counsels students about pro bono opportunities and must approve all student pro bono work not on the pre-approved site list.

The Department of Career Services at the Charleston School of Law provides reasonable access to its resources to both students and alumni from other law schools on the following basis:

  • Services are available to law students and alumni from law schools that allow Charleston School of Law students/graduates use of their facilities and services.
  • Reciprocity applicants only may seek reciprocity from one South Carolina law school at a time.  The Charleston School of Law will not grant reciprocity to anyone using the career services offices at the University of South Carolina School of Law.
  • A career counseling staff member of the law school that the student/graduate attends/attended must submit a written request before the student/graduate can begin to use services. Direct requests by email to csolcareerservices@charlestonlaw.edu by fax to (843) 853-6577; or by mail to Charleston School of Law, Department of Career Services,  P.O. Box 535, Charleston, SC  29402.  Please include a copy of the requesting school’s reciprocity policy and the name and e-mail address of the student or alumni requesting services.

Employer Toolkit

If you would like to receive information on the Charleston School of Law, complete the request information form, email the Office of Admission, or call (843) 377-2143.

Interview Process

Fall interview season runs from August-November, and the spring season runs from January -April. Contact us for on-campus interviews and resume collects.

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Employers can review student resumes in resume books. The books note practice areas and geographic locations of interest to students who have chosen to participate. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY AND PLAN

The Charleston School of Law is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in admissions and employment on grounds of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and marital, parental or veteran status. It also is the policy of the Charleston School of Law to assure equal educational and employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender orientation, marital, parental or veteran status.

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