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    Explore South Carolina Law

    A great location, supportive faculty and staff, mentorship opportunities, and first-class learning environment await you at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Why South Carolina Law?

The University of South Carolina School of Law is one of the nation's oldest law schools and the state's only nonprofit law school. We have a lot to offer our students, including enthusiastic faculty, a new building featuring state of the art technology, and a flexible curriculum that allows students to focus on their interests.

What makes the University of South Carolina an outstanding choice for law school education?

Location

As a flagship university in a capital city, the School of Law has deep connections to our government. Our new building is walking distance from important hubs like the State House and the Supreme Court of South Carolina, and our students frequently find externships and career opportunities within our network.


Opportunity

From our award-winning Pro Bono Program to our externships and clinics, you will have the opportunity to dive deep on subjects you are passionate about. While first year students everywhere have similar courses, in your second and third years you can explore your interests, studying in major practice areas like litigation or corporate law, or in specialized areas such as environmental law, children's law, or small business law.


Connections

We have a vast alumni network throughout the state and the country. If you want to stay in South Carolina after graduation, there's no better place to make contacts in government or private practice. If you plan to go elsewhere, we have alumni in major cities nationwide. Plus, South Carolina has adopted the Uniform Bar Examination format, so you can take the bar here, but have the opportunity to practice in any state that has also adopted the UBE.  


Value

South Carolina Law is an outstanding value in legal education. South Carolina Law graduates carry very little debt compared to graduates of other schools. 


Class of 2021 Employment & Class of 2018 Ultimate Bar Passage

  • 92% of graduates employed 10 months after graduation

     

     

  • 97% of employed graduates accepted a position requiring bar passage or where a JD was an advantage

     

     

  • 94% ultimate bar passage rate for the class of 2018

     

     

  • 51% employed in private practice

     

     

  • 19% employed in state and federal judicial clerkships

     

     

  • 23% employed in government and public interest positions

     

     

View our ABA 509 Report for more detailed information.


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