Charleston School of Law celebrates Fall 2022 Commencement

The Charleston School of Law hosted its Fall 2022 Commencement ceremony on Saturday. The event was held at the Charleston Museum auditorium.

“Graduates are entering the legal profession at a time when their skills and values are needed more than ever,” added Dean and Provost Larry Cunningham. “At the heart of our mission as a law school is the concept of pro bono populi – for the good of the people. Our tremendous faculty and staff have instilled this commitment to public service in students since our founding.”

Of the Fall 2022 graduating class, two students graduated cum laude, three magna cum laude, and one summa cum laude. In addition to academic success, Charleston Law celebrated students for their service to the community.

A core value at the Charleston School of Law is to instill within its graduates a commitment to public service. Students are required to perform a minimum of 50 hours of pro bono (“for the public good”) service to the community.

Five members of the graduating class completed more than 100 hours of public service: Brittany Dixon Fulcher, Abby Leigh Jenkins, Robin Rae Slikker, Lauren Ashley Trigleth, and Samantha Leeann Wicker.

“This group of talented individuals is now equipped with legal knowledge for the rigors of the legal profession,” noted Charleston School of Law president Ed Bell. “One of the incredible things about this school is that each student shows dedication to the founding motto: pro bono populi. The dedication of time and effort toward the betterment of others throughout the community is a worthwhile proposition and something that will serve them well in their lives.”

In addition, two students were inducted into the school’s Forensic Club: Wicker and Brandon Boyle. Selection to the Forensic Club is based on three criteria: leadership, professionalism, and academic commitment.

The Charleston School of Law offices will be closed through January 2. Spring Orientation for new students will begin on Tuesday, January 3 and classes for the spring semester will begin on Monday., January 9.

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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)

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