Charleston School of Law

Charleston School of Law

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Officials of Charleston School of Law say their school is known for offering a high-quality legal education in a friendly and engaging environment. 

“Not only do students love going to law school in Charleston, but they say the school is a compelling choice because of how fervently our professors are engaged with students on a day-to-day basis,” said Dean Andy Abrams. “There aren’t many law schools that offer extra help when someone is sick or take an interest in what the students care about outside of class. But that’s a normal occurrence at the Charleston School of Law.”

The school in downtown Charleston is a private, independent, for-profit entity founded in 2004 by a group of local attorneys and judges. It earned American Bar Association accreditation in 2011. Until the school was founded, there was no law school in the city.

The school stresses the importance of public service and requires students to donate at least 30 hours of public service to qualify for graduation. It also requires professors to volunteer every year. The last class of graduates donated 24,557 hours of pro bono public service to local and state organizations.
There are part-time and full-time programs for law students.

Admission Profile
Application Deadline: 
3/1, 11/1
Application Fee: 


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