Alumni in the News: Phillips ('16) elected mayor of Port Royal

Charleston School of Law alumnus Kevin Phillips (‘16) was elected Mayor of Port Royal, SC on Tuesday.

Phillips unseated incumbent Joe DeVito to become the new mayor. Prior to winning  he has been a practicing attorney

As a student, Phillips was appointed President of the Charleston County Bar Association Student Division. He also served as a board member of the Trial Advocacy program and represented the Charleston School of Law in multiple competitions. Phillips also competed for the Moot Court team. He was honored for his Pro Bono work, completing over 150 hours of community service.


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)