About the Department of Career Services
385 Meeting St. (physical)
P.O. Box 535 (mailing)
Charleston, SC 29402
What we offer
The Department of Career Services provides a wide range of career development services for Charleston School of Law students and creates opportunities to connect students with employers in an efficient and supportive manner. Our services include:
Throughout the academic year, the law school conducts many career-related presentations and panel discussions for students. Topics include writing resumes and cover letters, job search nuts and bolts, interviewing, the judicial clerkship process, and overviews of substantive legal practice areas. We welcome employers to participate in our programs.
Individual Career Counseling
The mission of the department is to help students engage in a meaningful job search, to compete as professionals, and to help them make well-informed choices leading to long-term career satisfaction. Career Services staff members are available for individual counseling with students.
The department coordinates on-campus student interviews with employers in the public and private sectors in South Carolina and beyond. These on-campus interview programs are concentrated in the fall for second- and third-year students and in the spring for first-year students.
The department forwards resumes, cover letters and other application materials to requesting employers. Employers may choose to conduct interviews on campus or off campus.
Employer Database and Online Career Resource Center
The department provides students with access to a dynamic database of employers who wish to have students contact them directly. The department also develops and maintains online career resource tools available on this site.
Pro Bono Program
The Charleston School of Law prepares students for careers in all areas of legal practice. Regardless of a student's path after graduation, the law school strives to instill in students the value of public service. All students must complete 30 hours of pro bono legal service under the supervision of a licensed attorney before they graduate. The Director of Public Service and Pro Bono develops a wide variety of pro bono opportunities and maintains a list of over 130 pre-approved pro bono sites. The Director of Public Service and Pro Bono also counsels students about pro bono opportunities and must approve all student pro bono work not on the pre-approved site list.