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University of South Carolina School of Law

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
57%
Number students applying:
1,245
Number students accepted:
713
First-year attrition rate:
8%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
158
Median:
155
25th percentile:
152

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.54
Median:
3.23
25th percentile:
2.95

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $23,074 0
Non-resident $46,180 0
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $17,668
Off Campus $17,668                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
621
Number students enrolled full-time:
619
Number students enrolled part-time:
2
Number of first-year students:
213

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
40%
% Women students:
44%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
10%
% Minority students:
18%
% International students:
0

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
4
Names of law journals:
Journal of Law & Education; Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal; South Carolina Journal of International Law & Business, South Carolina Law Review
% of students involved in law journals:
35%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
17%
% of students in field placements:
8%
% of students in simulation courses:
85%

Curriculum Strengths

Environmental Law,
Tax,
Commercial/Small Business,
Family Law,
International Law

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 65% 132
National Employment Rate 2013 69% 149
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer SC 72% 128
State 2nd Largest Employer NC 6% 11
State 3rd Largest Employer FL 4% 8
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer SC 73% 135
State 2nd Largest Employer NC 9.1% 17
State 3rd Largest Employer GA 4.8% 9

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
1.1%
Law Firm 2-10
19.4%
Law Firm 11-25
7%
Law Firm 26-50
2.2%
Law Firm 51-100
3.2%
Law Firm 101-250
1.6%
Law Firm 251-500
5.9%
Law Firm 501+
2.7%
Law Firm Unknown Size
Business & Industry
10.8%
Government
15.1%
Public Interest / Service
1.6%
Clerkships Federal
3.2%
Clerkships State / Local
17.2%
Education / Academia
0.5%
Other

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 SC 85% 79%
State 2
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 SC 83% 77%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 SC 83% 77%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Public
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

701 Main St.
Columbia, SC 29208
Region:
Southeast
Main Phone:
803-777-4155
Admissions Phone:
803-777-6605
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Robert
M
Wilcox
Undergraduate:
AB
School:
Duke University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of South Carolina
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Lewis
Hutchison
Undergraduate:
Bachelor's
School:
New Mexico State University
Law Degree:
Law
School:
University of Texas at Austin
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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