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CSOL Bar Exam Scores Dip

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SCORES HOLD STEADY The Charleston School of Law (CSOL) saw its passing percentage on the July bar exam dip from 65.3 percent last year to 57.4 percent this year, according to results released late Friday by the S.C. Supreme Court. A total of 62 out of…

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SCORES HOLD STEADY

The Charleston School of Law (CSOL) saw its passing percentage on the July bar exam dip from 65.3 percent last year to 57.4 percent this year, according to results released late Friday by the S.C. Supreme Court.

A total of 62 out of 108 CSOL graduates passed the exam this summer – compared to 98 of 150 a year ago.  CSOL posted a 72.6 percent passage rate two years ago.

Frankly, these declines are understandable given the turmoil the school has experienced over that time period.  In fact we’re not at all surprised to see scores down this year because this group of test-takers experienced multiple transfers during the peak of the school’s drama.

Meanwhile, 128 of 159 University of South Carolina law school graduates (or 80.5 percent) passed the exam – up modestly from last year’s 79.7 percent but down from an 82.5 percent passage rage in 2013.

The largest group of test takers – graduates of other law schools – saw their numbers go up, too.  A total of 165 took this year’s exam – with 119 passing.  That 72.1 percent passage rate was an improvement over last year’s 68.8 percent performance.

South Carolina’s bar exam – administered twice annually – has been marred by controversy in previous years.  In fact eight years ago the Supreme Court threw out an entire section of the exam – part of an alleged effort to artificially raise the passage rate for CSOL.

To view this year’s results for yourself, click on the link below …

JULY 2015 BAR EXAM RESULTS (.pdf)

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40 comments

Bible Thumper November 2, 2015 at 8:45 am

Just what our economy needs. More lawyers.

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shifty henry November 2, 2015 at 9:52 am

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sinefinibus November 2, 2015 at 8:53 am

Well lets see if the ‘Taj Wilcox’ increases the ranking from 95th.
The amount of money spent (upwards of $20 million) is certainly “without limits”.
But I guess if you bunked with Lindsay….

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Jack Klompus November 2, 2015 at 9:07 am

Congratulations new Bar members and hope your future careers in the fast food industry warrant the debt you have incurred

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Mike at the Beach November 2, 2015 at 11:32 pm

What’s the *average* income for a SC attorney these days?

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anonymous November 2, 2015 at 9:12 am

Jean Toal had no reason to help CSOL of Law any further. Her pal, Alex Sanders got his money and she doesn’t give a damn about the other owners now. Alex got his money which meant Bill Nettles’ children got their trust funds and Bill has no incentive to bring Jean down. Are we all just one happy family in the SC Democratic Party

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Superfly November 2, 2015 at 9:18 am

Why nothing on CSOL going non-profit, with a new owner, and school President? What’s the real deal on this turn of events? Any impacts on future efforts to merge with College of Charleston? Are students and alum better served as non-profit, as opposed to Infilaw?

http://www.charlestonbusiness.com/news/56080-new-co-owner-plans-to-change-charleston-school-of-law-to-nonprofit?rss=0

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TARevolution November 2, 2015 at 9:24 am

Doesn’t FITS say he has a J-School degree from USC. If true, for him to be attacking ANYONE’s score, or ANY school’s integrity, is laughable.

I would imagine the USC J-School faculty cringes anytime someone mentions FITS to them, and asks if they taught him. Not unless they are as clueless, and as ill-qualified as FITS. But hey, it’s the public college campus, and we know what it represents…..so who knows…

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shifty henry November 2, 2015 at 10:01 am

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dirty but aren’t:
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10. Have you looked through her briefs?
9. He is one hard judge!
8. Counselor, lets do it in chambers.
7. His attorney withdrew at the last minute.
6. Is it a penal offense?
5. Better leave the handcuffs on.
4. For $200.00/hr., she better be good!
3. Can you get him to drop his suit?
2. The judge gave her the stiffest one he could.
1. Think you can get me off?

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GTFO my country November 2, 2015 at 10:02 am

Doesn’t GT do nothing but post the same hate-filled, unoriginal ramblings (while pretending he’s creative)? For him to be attacking anyone’s integrity is laughable.

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TARevolution November 2, 2015 at 10:24 am

It’s creative enough that you copy it word-for-word. LMAO…

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Ur a real dumbass, arent ya? November 2, 2015 at 10:39 am

Hey dumbass, it’s called tit for tat, or beating someone at their own game. Ur apparently too stupid to understand when somebody is mocking you. It’s like when someone is making fun of the sound of someone’s voice by mocking it and the person being made fun says “but you sound just like me”. LMAO…You are really fucking stupid.

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TARevolution November 2, 2015 at 10:53 am

Copy Cat. Of course I don’t blame you. What I write is likely the most re-used content on this site. Because of the high level of substance in it. Something rare here,

I would say I’m flattered, but I’m not really It does speak volumes about my level of experience, intelligence, wisdom and insight. And it reveals the lack thereof for you.

Ur even worse than a dumbass November 2, 2015 at 11:22 am

Hey idiot, try reading for a change and quit copying and pasting the same damn response to everything. That’s the whole point of using your words, to hold up a mirror and show you how unoriginal you are and how much you lack even a semblance of substance. It was just explained why your wording was used against and, instead of taking your medicine, you double down with the exact same response as before. Either you are special needs or you just like getting your ass kicked. Either way, you’re too stupid to understand basic concepts.

TARevolution November 2, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Sure buddy…whatever you plead…LMAO…

That's all you got? November 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm

I love it when you’re reduced to this point. It’s indirect admittance that you’ve been owned and have nothing left. You just got your dumbass kicked.

TARevolution November 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm

But you ignore my DIRECT admittance that you bland-mind, liberal cul-d-sac wish-you-weres are chasing my ankles all day…and looking ignorant doing it. LMAO…

Change the subject much? November 2, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Like you chase FITS around all day???? LMAO!!! Just because you change the subject after being called out for being a dumbass doesn’t mean that person is a liberal, nor does it mean you’re a conservative. Nobody is “chasing” your dumbass. We all just enjoy “slapping the shit out of you” when you start pretending you’re right just for being the biggest and most vulgar buffoon, something usually reserved for liberals. How ironic!!!

Burying yourself DEEPER (: November 2, 2015 at 3:17 pm

I think you need to admit BigT and/or Grand Tango owns you. From FITS and Daniel Boone to Rocky and Boz…he towers over you intellectually. And he seems to have much more wit, life experience and wisdom.

You represent yourself as an insulated, cushy and petulant little lightweight, who has never had to think, or earn, anything for yourself. Your opinions and your judgement are extremely misguided, too. It’s obvious in how you articulate that you are not very smart. It seems you are envious of Big T, because he is so much better than you.

It is funny how hard you are trying to cover your deficiency, and he just keep kicking your fucking teeth in, even more, every time you post.

You gotta be kidding? November 2, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Yeah, you’re a real dumbass if you think this imbecile has owned anybody. If you think vulgar and menacing behavior is representative of someone with “much more wit, life, experience and wisdom” then you must worship Satan. I’ve kicked Big T’s ass and you can’t stand it. I’ve got him all over the place and focusing on everything but the main point because he knows that will expose him. That’s why he constantly resorts to changing the subject. You have it backwards, Pogo. Quit defending this idiot.

TARevolution November 2, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Why is it the only time anyone reads your posts, is when you talk about me?

It seems anything you post, in hopes of being relevant, is ignored, unless you can engage with me.

You’re only interesting, in juxtaposition to me. That must suck.

Still changing the subject? November 2, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Why is it that you can’t stay on point? You get your ass kicked and instead of responding to the actual point, you go with a diversionary tactic. Like most liberals, people like you will not consider truth relevant, but then Trump comes out and kicks all their asses just like I do yours. If the best you can do is attempt to marginalize me then you are in great company. The liberal media loves to marginalize, just like you and they ignore truth. But the truth has no agenda and will crush every corrupt and evil liar that weasels it’s way out of being exposed to the sunlight. If you have something to contribute and thoughts to debate, then by all means do so. But all you have are reflections.

LMAO November 2, 2015 at 5:20 pm

You still have not found an original thought? …Dumbass…
You’re just making him look smarter.

On the bright side, this may be the most ever anyone has ever read anything you’ve had to post…just to see you get the piss slapped out of you. That’s gotta suck…(: …

But hey, ride high, bro. When he stops playing with you, it’ll be back to regugitating the stupid Bullshit FITSNews and the DNC tell you to say…

Same shit, different hour November 2, 2015 at 5:46 pm

How many times are you gonna make this claim, dumbass? I could write a whole dissertation on molecular genetics and you would still be whining “where’s the original thought”? I’ve kicked both your asses multiple times and all you can do is double down on your bullshit. It must suck to be devoid of anything resembling a response. To top it off, you throw some empty nonsense about FITS and the DNC. Never mind that you both have been called out for your liberal ways. I guess if you throw out enough nonsensical claims, other dolts like yourselves might believe them and that will give something to feel good about. I couldn’t care less about who’s reading this. Apparently, you think that carries some great importance. All I know is that I’ve killed you with logic and all you have are hate filled retorts, just like most liberals.

tomstickler November 2, 2015 at 10:20 am

Infilaw for-profit law schools have been trying all sorts of scams to keep enrollment up by admitting less-qualified students http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/?s=bar+exam&x=9&y=14, then bribing them not to take the Bar exam, so as not to depress their passage rates: http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2015/07/law-dean-calls-grads-on-night-before-bar-exam-to-try-to-bribe-them-not-to-take-it

Maybe CSOL didn’t get that memo.

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Get a job Tom November 2, 2015 at 10:24 am

Hey Tom STICKler why don’t you get back to bitching about the median in Pawleys and leave for profit businesses to people who actually know how to make money? All you smart people in Pawleys are just too funny.

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shifty henry November 2, 2015 at 11:26 am

Very interesting info, Tom, — but I would be interested in knowing where the ones who do pass the exam actually are employed: (law offices) – (their family law offices) – (private companies) – (government, of any kind) – (solo practice) – (to teach law ….shudder!)

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shifty henry November 2, 2015 at 11:29 am

In a way, that makes some sense. The candidate could take the ten grand and study his/her ass off for the next exam. It could be a win-win situation.

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Jackie Chiles November 2, 2015 at 11:49 am

And their passage rates were still 30% at Arizona Summit and 47% at Charlotte “School” of Law.

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Laughing at Tom and company November 2, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Tom you should get back to work electing councilmen who want to increase density on the Waccamaw Neck. It is just so funny how you all worked so hard to get Steve Goggins elected and then he does nothing about the median project but he now is going to reduce the set back on Hwy 17. Just too damn funny. You got screwed Tom.

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George Kosko is a racist November 2, 2015 at 10:22 am

So is the racist and sexist George Kosko still associated with the school or did the regime change manage to throw him out like the federal bench did years ago? Remember George was found to be UNFIT TO SERVE AS A FEDERAL MAGISTRATE BECAUSE OF HIS RACIST AND SEXIST ATTITUDES. We won’t forget in Georgetown George.

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nitrat November 2, 2015 at 11:38 am

And, the glut of attorneys continues, right?
Unless you want to practice immigration law in North Dakota?

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Jackie Chiles November 2, 2015 at 11:51 am

The funny thing is we keep hearing from liberals how we need MOAR lawyers to serve poor people.

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Tom November 2, 2015 at 11:59 am

We do need more attorneys to serve poor people, we just don’t need more attorneys.

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35TWW November 2, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Man that’s a bunch of new lawyers. Maybe we need to start culling some of the old ones.
Wait. I’m an old one. Never mind.

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Guest November 2, 2015 at 8:47 pm

only crickets when CSOL had a passage than USC in this past February’s bar exam.

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Sir Jeff November 3, 2015 at 10:24 am

I fall for this joke every time. Will gets me constantly with this scam. Charlestown has a law school ? Ha. You got me. Funny.

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