The Charleston School of Law requires all applicants to have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited school prior to enrolling. A final transcript should be sent to LSAC from each degree-granting school denoting the degree was conferred. If a transcript is not received in a timely manner after the start of classes, the student will be removed from classes and their offer of admission revoked.
All applicants must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) sponsored by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for the purpose of assessing the applicant’s capability of satisfactorily completing the educational program. LSAC has partnered with Khan Academy to offer free LSAT prep. Applicants are also required to register with the Law School Admission Council’s (LSAC) Credential Assembly Service (CAS). A current CAS Report is required to complete a file.
Qualifications 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. Accepted students who have revealed on their admission application any criminal conduct issues are advised to contact the appropriate persons and to take proactive steps to address the issue. Many jurisdictions will review a provisional application for admission to the bar. Information on character and fitness standards for various jurisdictions is available at the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ website: ncbex.org.
In no event, however, will the Charleston School of Law admit applicants who do not appear capable of satisfactorily completing its educational program and being admitted to the bar.