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There are many ways to get involved with the School of Law, whether that's helping out at an event, or mentoring a law student. Learn more about available volunteer opportunities

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We're always working to keep you up-to-date on news and events here at the School of Law. But we need your help. If you've recently changed jobs, moved, or have new contact information, please let us know.

Alumni FAQs

How do I get an official transcript?

A request for an official transcript is submitted to the University Registrar's office located at 516 Main Street. You may contact the University Registrar's office at 803-777-5555 if you have questions.

I need someone at the law school to complete a bar certification form. Who should I send it to?

Bar certification forms and/or character and fitness forms about your legal education must be submitted to:

Office of the Law Registrar and Academic Services
Suite 137
701 South Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Although the form may instruct you to send it to the Dean of the law school, please send it to the law registrar instead. The law registrar will ensure that the Dean or Associate Dean signs the form.

Note: for undergraduate education verification, please send your form to the University Registrar's office at your degree granting undergraduate institution. This also applies to law alumni who attended the University of South Carolina as an undergraduate. We cannot verify your undergraduate degree, nor can we complete a form verifying your undergraduate degree.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of the Law Registrar and Academic Services at 803-777-5221.

How do I request my final class rank?

To comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99), you must submit the request in writing. For your convenience, complete the alumni information request form [pdf] that is available on the law registrar's website.

Note: your student ID is your SSN.

Submit the completed form by fax, scan/email, or mail to the Office of the Law Registrar and Academic Services.

Please allow at least 24 hours to process the request.

How do I request a letter certifying my degree or GPA/class rank?

To comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99), you will need to complete the alumni information request form [pdf]

Note: your student ID is your SSN.

Please provide the name and address of the potential employer or office of bar admissions needing the information. Unfortunately, we do not provide generic letters or general "To Whom It May Concern" letters. Also, only one original letter is sent.

Submit the completed form by fax, scan/email, or mail to the Office of the Law Registrar and Academic Services.

Please allow at least 24 hours to process the request.

Can you email my letter?

Unfortunately we do not email letters. We will fax or mail letters.

How do I get another copy of my diploma?

You will need to contact the University Registrar's office at 803-777-5555.

I have a position I'd like to fill. Can you help me with that?

Yes, we would be happy to post your position, or get you registered for on-campus interviews. Please visit our employer services page

I'm looking for a new position. Do you have a list of opportunities?

Yes, maintain a regularly updated list of available positions on Alumni Job Opportunities Bulletin [pdf].

Does the law school have a loan forgiveness program?

Yes, alumni who work in public interest jobs may apply for loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Are income-based repayment plans available?

Some types of loans, including federal student loans, may be eligible for income-based repayment plans.