|Requirements To Be Admitted To Practice Law Are Amended|
The Supreme Court of South Carolina has amended Rule 402, SCACR, to limit admission to those who have received a JD or LLB from an ABA accredited law school. Previously, those with a LLM or SJD degree were also eligible for admission to practice law in South Carolina. This amendment is applicable to all persons applying to be admitted on or after April 4, 2002.
The Supreme Court of South Carolina
In re: Amendment to Rule 402(c)(3), SCACR.
Pursuant to Art. V, § 4 of the South Carolina Constitution, Rule 402(c)(3) is amended to read:
has received a JD or LLB degree from a law school which was approved by the Council of Legal Education of the American Bar Association at the time the degree was conferred.
This amendment shall apply to applications for admission filed on or after the date of this Order.
s/Jean H. Toal C.J.
s/E.C. Burnett, III J.
s/Costa M. Pleicones J.
Columbia, South Carolina
April 4, 2002