Bar Passage & Admission Resources

Resource Guide

The Charleston School of Law provides resources to help students prepare for the bar, including offering a three credit hour, pass-fail bar preparation course. The course gives students multiple opportunities to hone their essay-writing skills with simulated bar examination questions.  Students are also introduced to methods for addressing multiple choice style questions that appear on the Multistate Bar Exam.

In addition, a number of students avail themselves of one-on-one bar essay tutoring.  Recent graduates have played a large role in furthering the school’s bar passage success, providing feedback to improve bar passage efforts and visiting campus to relate their experiences as recent bar takers and passers.

Various bar passage resources are available on the links below.  The Sol Blatt Jr. library also has extensive resources which can be found on the Bar Exam Resource Guide webpage.

For more information about Bar Preparation resources at the Charleston School of Law, please contact Dyann Margolis, Assistant Dean for Academic and Bar Success.

Information about Bar Admission Requirements

Students are reminded that in addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction.  Students are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting that jurisdiction immediately.  It is the student’s responsibility to understand and be aware of the requirements for any jurisdiction in which the student wishes to take the bar exam and to gain admission to practice law.  Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners [NCBE] at the link below. It is also the student’s responsibility to be aware of deadlines for applications to take the bar exam.

Information For Students Interested in Taking the New York State Bar Exam:  For students commencing study after August 1, 2016, who plan to apply for admission to the New York State Bar, please review information about the Skills Competency and Professional Values Bar Admission Requirement as well as the Charleston School of Law’s requirements for certification under this rule.

For information about applying to the South Carolina Bar or any other jurisdiction, please contact Dean Brett Barker, School of Law Bar Admissions Counselor.

Bar Admission Rules

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