Law Schools in South Carolina

Law schools in South Carolina are competitive, resulting in limited space and requiring high Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores, a high GPA, and a bachelor's degree, preferably in an associated field. A law program generally takes three years to complete, resulting in a Juris Doctor (J.D.). Graduates wishing to practice law in South Carolina must pass the Bar Examination, which grants licensure and allows the graduate to become a lawyer. The law school page provides additional information regarding education and careers for interested individuals.

Average attorney salaries in South Carolina range between $41,000 to $169,000. The variety of employment options available to lawyers can result in a very broad pay range, however here is a list of average salaries from areas across South Carolina.

  • Columbia: $107,000
  • Greenville, Mauldin, Easley: $148,000
  • Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville: $104,000
  • Spartanburg: $116,000
  • Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Conway: $89,000

Detailed List of Law Schools in South Carolina (2 Schools)

Only law schools accredited by the American Bar Association - Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar are listed below. Other law schools may also exist in South Carolina, however they are may not listed here.

Schools are sorted by size with the largest school first, based on the number of law students graduating each year.

Visit the website for University of South Carolina - Columbia at http://www.sc.edu/

Program Details

  • Law program accredited since 1925
  • About 210 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $23,000 per year (Nonresidents: $47,000)

Visit the website for Charleston School of Law at http://www.charlestonlaw.edu/

Program Details

  • About 200 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $40,000 per year

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both South Carolina in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective law school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2008-2014: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.