Prospective Students

The Charleston School of Law offers students the unique opportunity to study the time-honored practice of law amid the beauty and grace of one of the South’s oldest and most prestigious cities, Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 2003, the Charleston School of Law is a freestanding school, and it received full accreditation from the ABA on August 4, 2011.

Located in beautiful downtown Charleston, the school is conveniently situated near the historic “four corners of the law” as well as a thriving legal community and the federal and county courthouses. Students study law in a collegial learning environment unlike any other. In 2021, our professors received the 2nd highest rating in nation by The Princeton Review for their accessibility to students. This rating is a testament to the student-centered focus at the school. Charleston Law students develop close relationships with their professors that last well beyond graduation. We hope you will visit the Charleston School of Law to experience what makes the law school unique.

Office of Admission Contact Information

Phone: 843.377.2143
Street Address: 385 Meeting Street, 3rd Floor, Charleston, SC 29403
Mailing Address: PO Box 535, Charleston, SC 29402


Jacqueline B. Bell – Associate Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Michael C. Banks – Director of Admission

Qualification for Admission to the Bar

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

If you need to provide an update to the Character and Fitness or other sections of your law school application, you must first schedule a meeting with Dean Bell. Click here to book an appointment.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, The Charleston School of Law is mandated to issue an Annual Campus Security Report outlining School of Law security policies and reporting campus crime statistics.  The report may be found online here.

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