Charleston School of Law

Charleston School of Law

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Basic Information
Charleston School of Law offers a high-quality, legal education in a supportive and engaging environment. The school has ranked in Princeton Review's top 10 for having the best professors. With small class sizes, an engaged faculty, and an open-door policy, students are nurtured individually throughout their law school career. 
“I am impressed by the faculty’s commitment to students and effective teaching,” said Dean Larry Cunningham, who joined the law school in July 2020. “And the students are energetic, thoughtful, and committed to using their education to serve the greater good.”
The school located in downtown Charleston, SC, is a private, for-profit entity founded in 2004 by a group of local attorneys and judges. It earned American Bar Association accreditation in 2011. A new ownership group, led by President Ed Bell, took over in 2015 and is in the process of making the school nonprofit. 
Charleston School of Law’s motto is pro bono populi — “for the good of the people” — and students are required to perform 50 hours of public service. In total, students have provided more than 437,000 hours of public service with 26,500 completed by the 2019 graduating class. 
The school has won the National Tax Moot Championship seven times since 2012. Students gain hands-on experience through more than 100 externship sites and can attend law school on a full- or part-time basis. 
Admission Profile
Application Deadline: 
3/1, 11/1
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Financial Aid Deadline: 


75th Percentile1503.45
25th Percentile1452.81
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$34,058$34,058
Living Expenses
Median grant$12000
Percent receiving grants84.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 75.00%
NJ Employment62.8
Bar Passage51.58%
Academic Profile
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Estate Planning
Tax Law
Trial Advocacy