New Class Highest Credentialed Since 2012

Charleston School of Law welcomed 194 new first-year students for the Fall 2022 semester.

The incoming class improves the law school’s median LSAT score to 152 (its highest since 2011) while the median GPA jumped to 3.41 (highest in school history). The Fall 2022 class is projected to be the fifth consecutive year of increased credentials and the highest credentialed in a decade.

“The growth of our student profile is the result of our ongoing commitment to prioritizing student success,” said Larry Cunningham, Dean and Provost at Charleston Law. “Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing students for success in the classroom and the legal profession.”

The law school continues to attract a diverse student body – including socio-economic, ethnic, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, and age — that fosters an inclusive and collaborative learning environment. The incoming fall class ranges in age from 20-52 and includes 65% women and 16.5% students of color.

In addition to its growing academic profile, Charleston School of Law enters the academic year with an expanded emphasis on wellness to address the nationwide challenges facing the legal profession. The law school has partnered with TimelyMD to offer students free medical and mental health care. The 24/7 service provides students with resources designed to improve student well-being, engagement, and retention.

“There is no greater priority than the health and safety of our students,” said Nick Sanders, Associate Dean of Students at Charleston Law. “This partnership will provide students with timely care that will reduce the stigma of mental health issues and grant peace of mind to students and their families.”

“Wellness and student mental health are priorities for our school, the South Carolina Bar, and the American Bar Association,” said Dean Cunningham. “Law schools around the country are seeing more and more students with increasingly complex and severe challenges in their personal lives. By helping students acclimate healthily to law school and the profession, we will help them become successful and balanced students and attorneys.”

CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF LAW QUICK FACTS

The Charleston School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school nationally recognized for its student-centric culture. Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing you for success both in the classroom and in the legal profession.

  • The Princeton Review ranks Charleston School of Law professors second in the country for faculty accessibility (2021)
  • Charleston School of Law faculty ranked among the top of The Princeton Review’s list of Best Professors in the nation (2016-2018)
  • Experiential Learning: Charleston School of Law students have access to more than 150 externship sites, creating opportunities for experiential learning in the legal field.
  • Community Service: Charleston School of Law students have performed more than 241,000 community service hours (2004-current).
  • Students have won the National Tax Moot Court Championship for seven consecutive years (2012-2018)

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