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Charleston School of Law

Feb 13, 2023

5 Questions with: Larry Cunningham  

Larry Cunningham is a provost, dean, and professor of law at Charleston School of Law. Cunningham brings a wealth of experience in both teaching and practicing law to this position and has led Charleston Law students to unprecedented success.    According to a news release from Charleston Law, the Office of Bar Admissions of the […]

Nov 21, 2022

HEAD OF THE CLASS: Charleston School of Law celebrates benchmark

The Charleston School of Law scored historic results in the latest South Carolina Bar exam.  The Office of Bar Admissions of the Supreme Court of South Carolina released its July 2022 bar exam results, and Charleston School of Law recorded a 77% first-time bar pass rate for South Carolina. This is Charleston Law’s highest first-time […]

Dec 20, 2021

Charleston School of Law sues city for breach of contract 

The Charleston School of Law is suing the city of Charleston for allegedly going back on its word to allow the law school to sell a property at the school’s first location on Meeting Street.  The city acquired the property in 2005 from the U.S. Army School of Engineers and sold it to the law […]

Oct 12, 2021

Transparency, reinvestment bring Charleston School of Law back from the brink 

Dean Larry Cunningham was full of apologies after running a few minutes late to a meeting. A group of Charleston School of Law students had surprised him last-minute by dropping off a handful of handwritten thank you cards, expressing their appreciation for his support volunteering at a recent event.  The bubbly moment was a far […]

Sep 30, 2021

Charleston Law seeking to become nation’s 1st free law school 

Charleston School of Law is preparing to become the first free law school in the nation.  “When I started, my goal was to reduce our tuition to where our students wouldn’t have such a high student loan when they got out of school. So I’ve changed that goal,” CSOL President Ed Bell told South Carolina Lawyers Weekly […]

Oct 21, 2019

Abrams stepping down from Charleston School of Law

Charleston School of Law Dean Andy Abrams will retire in May , the school has announced. Abrams will remain on the faculty as dean emeritus and will return to the classroom and resume his teaching on a full-time basis as a professor of law. He joined the school’s faculty in 2005. “I consider myself incredibly […]

Oct 17, 2018

Post-recession, more students see law career as a way to give back

For today’s generation of aspiring law students, a career in the law is less about making a buck, and more about making an impact, a new study suggests. According to a survey conducted by Gallup for the Association of American Law Schools, undergraduates considering law school report that their top reason for doing so is […]

Apr 25, 2018

No one, um, misused the otter tank*

Rumors of drunken depravity have been bubbling up in the aftermath of the Charleston School of Law’s recent Barrister’s Ball at the South Carolina Aquarium. Talk of tanked students urinating in the otter tank during the ball — along with reports of other misbehavior — spurred Sidebar to drop everything and investigate. But, so far, […]

Apr 22, 2018

SC law schools frigid in February

The University of South Carolina and Charleston law schools combined for a 37.3 percent pass rate on the most recent bar exam, each continuing its recent February slide. Forty-three USC grads sat for the exam; 18 passed. The 41.86 percent pass rate was USC’s lowest in several years, down six points from a year ago. […]

Mar 23, 2018

GRE calculator does the math

With a growing number of law schools accepting the Graduate Record Exam in lieu of the Law School Admissions Test, surely there is an easy way for admissions committees to equate GRE scores with LSAT scores. According to the Educational Testing Service, which administers the GRE, there is. The ETS announced recently that it has […]

Mar 20, 2018

USC, Charleston stagnant in latest rankings

The new U.S. News & World Report law school rankings are out, and though there was some significant, scattered shuffling from top to bottom, South Carolina’s two law schools stayed put. The University of South Carolina School of Law remained tied for the 88th spot, but has new company from last year. In 2018, USC […]

Jun 20, 2017

Billy Want a check

Last year, fired Charleston School of Law professor Billy Want was pretty happy with the way the school and its new president were working to smooth things over with faculty members who’d gotten the ax during more contentious times. Want reported that he and two other former Charleston professors had been offered “generous” severance packages […]

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