Charleston School of Law celebrates large graduating class

VIDEO: Charleston School of Law celebrates large graduating class
Updated: May. 13, 2018 at 7:58 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A Lowcountry law school is celebrating after turning out a large graduating class.

On Sunday, 108 students graduated from Charleston School of Law during their 12th May commencement ceremony.

Law school Dean Andy Abrams spoke about the achievements of the 2018 class during his commencement address.

"The graduating class of 2018 is a truly extraordinary class," Abrams said.  "Over the course of their law school careers, they have faced more personal and professional challenges than perhaps any graduating class before them."

The members of the Class of 2018 performed more than 8,754 hours of pro bono service, an average of more than 100 hours per student.

The school requires 30 hours of service as a graduation requirement.

President Ed Bell told the graduating class that their achievements were important to for people across the state.

"Your good work across the Lowcountry and state gets noticed and helps people all over," Bell said. "Your examples of community service are the living embodiment of our motto, pro bono populi, of giving back to our community."

Since the school started in 2004, 1,967 students have graduated from the law school.

In addition, students have performed 210,747 hours of public service in pro bono projects and externships.

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