The University of South Carolina School of Law prepares lawyer-leaders who serve the public with knowledge, professionalism and civility.
The School of Law is one of the nation’s oldest and the state’s only nonprofit law school. Centrally located in the capital city, student learning opportunities abound at the State House, and South Carolina Supreme Court in addition to a wide variety of courts, from state to federal, criminal and civil, and even courts of special jurisdiction. Plus, students have access to the nation’s leading legal minds from the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center training facility, just steps away on the USC campus.
Practical, Meaningful Experience
The School of Law offers eight in-house clinics supervised by full-time licensed attorneys where students can practice law as student attorneys representing real clients pursuing matters such as health, children’s and veterans’ law. Capstone courses, externships and study abroad offer students exceptional real and simulated experiences that provide a strong career foundation and also help meet the legal needs of South Carolinians.EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
Heterodox Academy aims to cultivate free, open debate on campus
From both sides of the political spectrum, the social space for spirited dialogue and debate has been steadily shrinking for years. A new group on campus hopes to expand the conversation.
Independent bookstore begins first chapter -- and USC's fingerprints are on every page
Walk through the doors at All Good Books, a thriving bookstore in the heart of Five Points, and you’ll see neat shelves filled with classics and new releases, a counter for coffee, beer and wine and – perhaps most important of all — a welcoming vibe.
USC Law alumna keeps learning, giving back
As vice president and legal counsel at Belk in Charlotte, School of Law alumna Alysja Carlisle reviews and drafts commercial contracts, manages projects and addresses a wide range of general corporate, privacy and intellectual property issues. She also gives her time and talents to organizations around the region and her alma mater.
Professor works to strengthen equality under the law
Kevin Brown brings a drive for justice to his new role at the University of South Carolina as the first Mitchell Willoughby Distinguished Professor of Advocacy and Public Justice. He plans to build on his 35 years of research in the areas of race, law and education.
A Student-Focused Education
While law school is a challenging educational path, the School of Law provides a nurturing, collegial atmosphere that’s conducive to personal and professional learning and growth. Located in a state-of-the-art law center, which includes a 300-seat working courtroom, 24-hour commons areas and one of the Southeast’s largest law libraries, life outside the classroom matters, too.STUDENT LIFE