School of Law

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The mission of the University of South Carolina School of Law is to provide students, through an in-depth legal education, with a foundation upon which they can build successful careers in the practice of law and public service; to contribute to the development of the law and legal theory through significant faculty scholarship on issues of state, national and international importance; and to advance the administration of justice through service to the legal profession, the state and the nation.

Degree Programs

The School of Law offers a full-time day Juris Doctor program. To earn the J.D., students must successfully complete 90 hours of course work over six semesters, including at least four semesters of study in residence at the School of Law.

Dual Degree

The School of Law offers students the opportunity to complete work on a Juris Doctor and a graduate degree in one of the following programs: