The Supreme Court of South Carolina
RE: Amendments to Appendix A to Rule 402, SCACR
Rules of the Board of Law Examiners
Pursuant to Article V, § 4 of the South Carolina Constitution, the Rules of the Board of Law Examiners, Appendix A to Rule 402, SCACR, are amended as follows.
The title to the Rules of the Board of Law Examiners is amended to read:
RULES OF THE BOARD OF LAW EXAMINERS
(Promulgated Pursuant to Rule 402(a)(4), SCACR)
Additionally, Rule A(3) is amended to read:
3. Questions requiring essay type answers will be given on Monday and Tuesday of each examination. The essay portion of the examination may cover any of the following subjects: Corporations, Agency and Partnership, State and Federal Civil Practice and Procedure, Uniform Commercial Code – Articles 2, 3, 4, and 9, Equity, Legal Writing and Research, Wills, Trusts and Estates, Trial Advocacy, Domestic Relations, and Insurance. An applicant should be familiar with principles of law which prevail in this State with respect to the foregoing subjects and any aspects of the law which are peculiar to this State. The grade an applicant receives will be based both upon the candidate’s knowledge of the applicable law as well as the candidate’s ability to analyze and apply the law to the facts set forth in the questions.
These amendments shall take effect ninety (90) days from the date of this order. See Rule 402(a)(4), SCACR.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Jean H. Toal C.J.
s/James E. Moore J.
s/John H. Waller, Jr. J.
s/Costa M. Pleicones J.
s/Donald W. Beatty J.
Columbia, South Carolina
March 5, 2008