Hurricane Ian Update

Hurricane Ian continues to strengthen and we are now under a Hurricane Watch as well as a Tropical Storm Warning. This means that Charleston is likely to receive tropical storm strength winds with a possibility of hurricane strength winds in the next 48 hours. We are also under a Storm Surge Warning. As such, we are taking several proactive measures to protect your safety while continuing our essential functions.


All buildings, including the Law Library, will be closed Thursday through and including Sunday. We will reopen on Monday at the usual time unless you hear differently.


All classes on Thursday and Friday will be held by Zoom. Students and faculty should use their regular classroom’s account to hold class. For example, if your class is usually in 333, you’ll use the Zoom link for that room. Zoom classroom links are attached. Unless you hear differently, classes will resume in-person on Monday. We will actively monitor the forecast to determine whether widespread power outages, etc., make Zoom instruction impractical on Friday.


Friday’s assessments are being rescheduled to Monday. Dean Lawton will send more information on the assessment makeup schedule.


All in-person events and meetings from Thursday through Sunday are cancelled.

The Law School’s Emergency Preparedness Team will continue to monitor the weather forecast and instructions from local, state, and federal government officials. I will continue to keep the community informed of any developments.



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 sixth in the country for faculty accessibility and No. 12 nationwide in quality of teaching (2022)
  • 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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