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Joseph F. Rice School of Law

South Carolina Law welcomes the Class of 2021

The School of Law‘s admissions program is thriving in a rejuvenated national landscape and in its new law school home, welcoming 215 first-year students as its Class of 2021.  These candidates were selected from a pool of 1,452 applicants – an increase of 9.5 percent over 2017 figures and larger than the national or regional application increase.  “We had more applications from candidates whose academic credentials mirrored our goals, from residents of South Carolina and across the nation,” said assistant dean for admissions Karen Reagan Britton

The entering class is 57 percent residents of South Carolina and 43 percent residents of 28 states and the District of Columbia.  Women represent 47 percent of the entering class, while 19.5 percent are minority students.  Class members attended 90 colleges and universities located in 19 states.  The top feeder schools to South Carolina Law this year were the University of South Carolina, Clemson University, Wofford College, College of Charleston, Furman University, the University of Alabama, Auburn University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The standard measures for undergraduate grade point average and LSAT score also improved at each benchmark.

The search for the Class of 2022  is currently underway, as South Carolina Law started accepting applications on September 1.  Interested candidates should apply electronically at

The admissions team will meet candidates at colleges and universities across the state and region this fall and invites prospects to tour the school, meet with an admissions representative, or attend a law school class. “We offer several ways for prospects to connect with us and, to learn more about our academic programs and the admissions process, “ notes Britton.  Prospective applicants are encouraged to explore these options.

 Alumni and friends coming to Columbia for the October 27 gridiron matchup with Tennessee are invited to a Football Friday mixer from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on October 26 at the School of Law.

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