Hurricane season officially arrives

Hurricane season has officially arrived and the Charleston School of Law has compiled a list of tools and resources in an effort to keep you safe. 

In the event of an on-campus emergency, inclement weather or other threats to the Charleston School of Law, the Emergency Response Team will determine key constituencies that should be informed, including faculty, staff, students, media outlets and the general public.

All students are encouraged to keep their emergency contact information updated in CSOLaccess.


Emergency notifications and school closures will be disseminated through various internal and external communication channels:

  • Omni Emergency Text Alerts: Urgent notifications sent via text message to Faculty, staff and student cell phones will appear from “CSOL Alert.” Students are automatically enrolled at orientation.
  • Emergency Hotline: Emergency or weather-related information will be recorded on the voicemail of the emergency hotline, 866.599.4299.
  • Email Notifications: An email with further instructions will be issued to the internal community via the “CSOL Alert” distribution list.
  • Social Media: The official Charleston School of Law Facebook and Twitter pages will publish emergency information via status updates.
  • TWEN: Information will be posted on School of Law community accounts under the “Announcements from Administration” folder.
  • Message Boards: Internal message boards will alert students in the event of an emergency.
  • News Media: Check local news outlets for updates on closures and delays.


Below are helpful resources for students and families in the event of an emergency.

Students will be able to track storms and find preparedness information on the following websites:

Local information on evacuation routes and shelters can be found on the following websites:


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 about 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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