Academics

The Charleston School of Law is dedicated to preparing students to provide public service while pursuing productive and responsible careers in the legal profession. The school offers a full-time and part-time course of study leading to the Juris Doctor degree to college graduates of high moral character and demonstrated academic ability.

The Office of Academic Affairs oversees and administers the law school’s academic program and policies, including advising students on academic requirements as they progress toward graduation, academic scheduling, hiring and evaluating adjunct professors, orienting new faculty and adjuncts, and evaluating faculty performance.

Questions regarding the Charleston School of Law academic program or any academic policy should be addressed to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Margaret M. Lawton. The office is located in Suite 321, 385 Meeting Street.

The Office of the Registrar, is responsible for maintaining the integrity and security of student records, as well as administering the online student information system.  This office is located at 385 Meeting Street.   Click here to contact Jennifer C. Summers, Registrar.

The Assistant Dean for Academic and Bar Success has responsibility for developing, coordinating, and implementing academic and bar success programs.  The Assistant Dean, Dyann Margolis, and the Director of Academic Success, Prof. Allyson Haynes Stuart, also provide academic counseling and support to students.  The Legal Research, Analysis and Writing Department instructs students in the full-year legal writing curriculum.

The Charleston School of Law respects the privacy rights of its students as defined under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  For additional information, please see FERPA, the Charleston School of Law’s Family Notification Policy and Privacy Information.