Overview

Applicants
1,100
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.02
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
184

Test Scores

LSAT
142 - 149

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
March 1

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$0

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
Yes

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
70

44.3
Female
17.1
Minority


Students Say

With its "small size" and "personable" approach, Charleston School of Law is a great option for anyone hoping to earn a JD in the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina. After all, the school offers "plentiful" resources, an "unbeatable location," and a "tightknit community." Charleston law students are quick to highlight the school's "advocacy and public service focus," noting "it allows [individuals] to get practical experience in these areas." Another strength of the program is "the legal writing department [which places an] emphasis on contracts and civil procedure." In turn, this truly teaches students how to "understand and successfully communicate the law." Students here warn that the "educational standard is very high" and that many professors "implement [the] Socratic method." Therefore, there is an "expectation that you come to class prepared and ready to review." Fortunately, Charleston professors strive to make sure that their students "understand the material and how to apply it." Even better, they are "very hands on [and] very engaging" and typically maintain "an open door policy." They "go above and beyond to be available for questions and discussions outside the classroom." By and large, this praise also extends to the administration who "are all very friendly and will[ing to] listen to… students' problems and issues." It's evident that they are "very focused on helping [students] succeed" so that they can easily "reach their full potential."

While students are generally quite positive about their overall experience, some individuals do gently suggest that the facilities "could improve" and complain that the "technology is outdated." Fortunately, Charleston is in the process of "renovating the infrastructure." Aside from the welcome updates, many individuals are quite excited that "a new restaurant will be coming to the first floor." Finally, as this satisfied student concludes, "Charleston School of Law works tirelessly to create the best future lawyers possible, and they manage to do so while fostering an environment of compassion and civility. Charleston School of Law is changing the culture of law school for the better, and I am proud to be associated with such a fine institution."

Career overview

% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
81%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

Graduates Employed by Area


Graduates Employed by Region

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
May 15
Application Deadlines
Feb 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$48,826

% Students Receiving Some Aid
93%

Direct Lender
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$40,596
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$12,823
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$1,250
Fees
$120

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
417
Parent Institution Enrollement
417

Average Age at Entry
26

% International
1%

Demographics

23.10%
% Under-represented Minorities

87% are full time
13% are part time
52% female
48% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Across the board, students seem to agree that Charleston School of Law provides a "warm and welcoming environment." The law students here tend to be "extremely friendly," and many assert that "the hospitality and kindness here is unparalleled." As one student happily shares, "Everyone is willing to jump in and help each other out with missed class notes or with gaining a better understanding of a legal concept or theory." Of course, some people do counter that you will find "competitive" and "Type A" students though the academic atmosphere "is not cut throat." And they insist that, overall, "the community that our student body shares is unrivaled." Socially, there are many fantastic opportunities. . For example, "the school hosts speakers, forums, lectures and educational conferences throughout the year." There are also "many networking events to encourage students to interact with each other, faculty, and other attorneys." Additionally, there's an "amazing externship program and a huge pro bono department." Best of all, the "school is in the heart of the most beautiful city in South Carolina." And Charleston offers everything from shopping and dining options to history and cultural festivities.

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Jacqueline Bell
Assistant Dean of Admission

Address
P.O. Box 535
Charleston, SC 29402

Phone
843-377-2143

Email
info@charlestonlaw.edu