Charleston Law graduates achieve bar passage success

The Office of Bar Admissions of the Supreme Court of South Carolina released its July 2023 bar exam results on Friday, and Charleston School of Law recorded a 73.49% first-time bar pass rate for South Carolina. The score was also the second highest since the school adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).

In addition to the overall success, the pass rate for May 2023 Charleston Law graduates was 75.31%.

“Congratulations to the graduates who passed this difficult standardized exam,” said Larry Cunningham, Dean of Charleston School of Law. “We are proud of our graduates’ success and are committed to helping our graduate pass the bar exam.”

The state’s UBE consists of three parts: the Multistate Performance Test (MPT), the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE). South Carolina administered its first UBE exam in February 2017. The minimum passing UBE score is 266.

According to the bar results released on Friday, 109 Charleston School of Law graduates sat for the exam (including both repeat and first-time takers); 65.14passed.


The Charleston School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school nationally recognized for its student-centric culture. Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing you for success both in the classroom and in the legal profession.

  • The Princeton Review ranks Charleston School of Law professors sixth in the country for faculty accessibility and No. 12 nationwide in quality of teaching (2022)
  • Charleston School of Law faculty ranked among the top of The Princeton Review’s list of Best Professors in the nation (2016-2018)
  • Experiential Learning: Charleston School of Law students have access to more than 150 externship sites, creating opportunities for experiential learning in the legal field.
  • Community Service: Charleston School of Law students have performed more than 241,000 community service hours (2004-current).
  • Students have won the National Tax Moot Court Championship for seven consecutive years (2012-2018)