Law Schools in South Carolina

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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 $46,000 to $150,000. 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.

  • Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach: $123,000
  • Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort: $96,000
  • Spartanburg: $126,000
  • Florence: $94,000

Average Income for a Lawyer in South carolina

EmploymentMedian Hourly WageMedian Annual Wage
South carolina Lawyer6,200$51.55$107,230
State Average3,010,500$15.77$32,801.60
National Average153,156,000$17.82$37,040
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
MEDIAN: $51.55
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, NCES, O*NET Online

Lawyer's in South carolina Compared to Median Income Averages

+227% Above State Median Income

+189% Above National Median Income

Lawyer's in South carolina take home an average 51.55 per hour. Annual earnings for Lawyer's working in the State of South carolina average $107,230 which is 227% above the state median income and 189% above the national median income for all occupations. Employment for a Lawyer makes up just 0.31% of the working population in South carolina and is limited due to the specific qualifications required along with the schooling involved in this career path. The increasing demand for qualified Lawyers coupled with the educational barrier to enter the field is met with a steady supply of eager college graduates anxious to make a long-lasting impact in the lives of others in and around South carolina.

Detailed List of Lawyer 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 lawyer students graduating each year.

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

Program Details

  • Lawyer program accredited since 1925
  • About 200 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $25,000 per year (Nonresidents: $50,000)

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

Program Details

  • About 140 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $41,000 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 lawyer school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.