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Charleston School of Law

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
77%
Number students applying:
1,283
Number students accepted:
985
First-year attrition rate:
27%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
153
Median:
148
25th percentile:
143

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.32
Median:
2.99
25th percentile:
2.61

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $39,216 $31,532
Non-resident $39,216 $31,532
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $22,388
Off Campus $22,388                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
454
Number students enrolled full-time:
362
Number students enrolled part-time:
92
Number of first-year students:
167

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
38%
% Women students:
45%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
9%
% Minority students:
17%
% International students:
0

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
4
Names of law journals:
Charleston Law Review, Federal Courts Law Review, MALABU, Resolved: Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution
% of students involved in law journals:
18%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in field placements:
17%
% of students in simulation courses:
89%

Curriculum Strengths

Corporate/M&A/Transactions,
Commercial/Small Business,
Criminal Justice,
Labor and Employment,
Tax

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 53% 106
National Employment Rate 2013 53% 120
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer SC 75% 119
State 2nd Largest Employer GA 4% 7
State 3rd Largest Employer NC 3% 5
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer SC 76% 142
State 2nd Largest Employer NC 5.4% 10
State 3rd Largest Employer VA 3.7% 7

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
2.1%
Law Firm 2-10
34.2%
Law Firm 11-25
3.7%
Law Firm 26-50
1.6%
Law Firm 51-100
3.7%
Law Firm 101-250
0.5%
Law Firm 251-500
0
Law Firm 501+
0
Law Firm Unknown Size
0.5%
Business & Industry
12.8%
Government
9.6%
Public Interest / Service
3.7%
Clerkships Federal
0.5%
Clerkships State / Local
9.1%
Education / Academia
0.5%
Other
0.5%

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 SC 76% 79%
State 2
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 SC 70% 73%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 SC 74% 77%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

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Link to Survey:

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School Information

81 Mary Street
Charleston, SC 29402
Region:
Southeast
Main Phone:
843-329-1000
Admissions Phone:
843-377-2143

Administration

Dean of School:
Andy
Abrams
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Furman University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of South Carolina School of Law
Graduate Degree:
LLM
School:
University of Virginia
Director of Admissions:
John
Benfield
Undergraduate:
School:
Wofford College
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
Master's
School:
University of South Carolina

Reputation Profile

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