The School of Law recognizes that experiential learning in the areas of professional skills, professional ethics, and the expectations, values, and norms of the legal profession is essential to a well-rounded legal education.
The University of South Carolina's graduates enter the practice of law at a rate well above the national average for law schools, which makes the opportunities for experiential learning even more crucial. USC has continuously offered clinical courses since 1968.
Special student-practice rules adopted by the South Carolina Supreme Court and the United States District Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit allow third-year students enrolled in clinical courses to represent clients and appear in court under the supervision of a faculty member.
Clinical Legal Education
University of South Carolina School of Law
701 S. Main Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
803-777-2278 | 803-777-3401 fax