Below is a brief outline of the Charleston School of Law Academic Catalog. Click the + sign to see the linked list under each heading. You can also click on the top tabs to see a complete list under each heading tab. A complete list of content under each heading is found in the Detailed Academic Catalog Guide Outline.
Academic Honors, Class Ranking, Awarding of Diplomas
Academic Probation, Academic Dismissal, and Requests for Readmission
Course Syllabi Requirements and Faculty Policy on Credit Hour Determination
Earning Course Credit outside the Law School
Leaves of Absence, Withdrawals, and Termination of Studies
Requests for Waiver of Academic Rules
Policies on Credit for Students who have Transferred to the Law School
Repeating Courses, Satisfactory Completion of a Course
Required J.D. Program Course Descriptions
Curriculum Tracks and Qualifying Designations
Suggested Elective Course Tracks
Independent Study Course Work and RESOLVED
Faculty Research Assistant and LRAW Fellow Credit
The below courses are effective for those students who join the Charleston Law Review in August 2021 and thereafter.
Charleston Law Review (Note) 840-1 (1 credit hour) graded Pass/Fail
Satisfies the Upper-Level Writing Requirement
Student members of the Charleston Law Review may earn academic credit in the semester they write their article, comment, or note of publishable quality. These students may satisfy their upper-level writing requirement through this course provided their faculty advisor certifies that they have met the requirements of the upper-level writing requirement. To assure appropriate academic rigor, the Law Review article, comment, or note must be supervised by a faculty member, with prior approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. A student wishing to do so must follow the Guidelines for Independent Study, including submitting a request form and outline by the appropriate deadline for the semester. The student must not have previously received credit for the article, comment, or note. The Journal’s Faculty Advisor must also certify that the student has written an article, comment, or note of publishable quality.
PREREQUISITES: Satisfactory completion of 27 credit hours and membership on the Charleston Law Review
Charleston Law Review (Editorial Board) 840-2 (1 credit hour) graded Pass/Fail
Students on the Charleston Law Review who serve on the Editorial Board are eligible to earn academic credit in their final semester provided the student will have successfully completed two years of service on the Law Review, including one year on the Editorial Board (see below for eligible positions), by the end of the student’s final semester. With the approval of the Journal’s Faculty Advisor, students must register for Charleston Law Review (Editorial Board) 840-2 before the end of the add/drop period for their final semester. This credit will be considered as part of the student’s course load for their final semester.
The Journal’s Faculty Advisor must approve appointments to any position carrying academic credit. For purposes of academic credit, the Editorial Board is defined as the following positions:
•Editor in Chief,
•Associate Editor in Chief,
•Senior Articles Editor,
•Senior Research Editor,
•Student Works Editor(s) and
PREREQUISITES: Satisfactory completion of 840-1 and prior approval of the Journal’s Faculty Advisor.