Law class of 2020 take student professionalism oath

The University of South Carolina School of Law welcomed the law class of 2020 on Thursday, Aug. 17. The 217 members of the class hail from 20 states- from Massachusetts to California- and earned degrees from 76 colleges and universities nationwide, including Florida State University, Indiana University Bloomington and University of Tennessee Knoxville.

The 2017 entering class will be the first to spend all three years in the new law center, and will enjoy the distinction of being 1Ls during the 150th anniversary year of the School of Law.  The class was selected from more than 1,300 applicants.

To end orientation, the new law class took their Student Professionalism Oath. South Carolina Bar Foundation President J. Rene Josey (1985) spoke at the event, and The Honorable John W. Kittredge (1982), Associate Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court led students in the oath.

View pictures of the event here.

Law Student Professionalism Oath Ceremony 2017

The Honorable John W. Kittredge, Associate Justice, South Carolina Supreme Court Judge Karen J. Williams Courtroom


The 2018 application cycle begins September 1. Prospective law students can apply to the School of Law online through the Law School Admission Council. 

Interested students can call the Admissions Office to speak with an admissions representative or a student ambassador, set up a visit, take a tour, request scholarship information, or to find out if the University of South Carolina will be represented at a law school recruitment event on their campus or in their area this fall.