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  • June 19, 2017

    On July 1, 2017, I will be stepping down as pre-law advisor and director of the pre-law program. I am pleased to announce that my colleague in the Department of Philosophy, Richard Nunan, will be the new director and pre-law advisor. You can contact him with your questions about law school at

    It has been my privilege to serve in this position since 2011. Over that time, we have created a popular new concentration in Politics, Philosophy and Law and a non-credit LSAT prep class in May. We have made the annual Constitution Day lecture into a signature event on campus, and hosted many other lectures and discussions on the law and the law school admissions process. I have worked with hundreds of students who have gone on to succeed in law school and beyond. I thank all the many administrators, faculty, staff, and students who have helped to support the program, and I know that under Richard’s direction, the program is positioned to support our pre-law students into the indefinite future.

    If you need to contact me in particular, I will not be hard to find. Just come by my new office as chair of the Department of Philosophy (14 Glebe Street, room 200), or email me at

    I wish everyone a very pleasant summer.

    Larry Krasnoff
    Professor of Philosophy
    Director, Pre-Law Program








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  • June 19, 2017

    Pre-Law is pleased to announce the 2017 Constitution Day lecture:

    Jeffrey Rosen
    George Washington University Law School
    President, National Constitution Center

     “Louis Brandeis: American Prophet”

    Tuesday September 5
    7:00 pm
    Location to be announced

    Jeffrey Rosen’s books include Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet (Yale UP, 2016), The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America (Times Books, 2007), The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America (Oxford UP, 2006), The Naked Crowd: Freedom and Security in an Anxious Age (Random House, 2004), and The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America (Vintage, 2001). Rosen is also co-editor, with Benjamin Wittes, of Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change (Brookings, 2013). His essays and commentaries have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, on National Public Radio, in the New Republic, where he was the legal affairs editor, and in The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program’s Center for the Southern Jewish Culture, the Office of Academic Affairs, the Office for the Academic Experience, the First-Year Experience, and the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science.


    Previous Constitution Day Lectures

    Helene Krasnoff, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
    “Current Legal Challenges to Reproductive Freedom”

    Barry Lynn, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
    “God and Government”

    Garrett Epps, University of Baltimore School of Law; Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
    “Terrible Duties: The ‘Second Founding’ and 21st-Century Citizenship”

    Rachel Levinson-Waldman, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law
    “The Constitution in the National Surveillance State”

    Paul Horwitz, University of Alabama School of Law
    “Honor, the Oath, and the Constitution”

    Peter Schuck, Yale Law School
    “Myths and Realities of Immigration Law and Policy”

    Benjamin Wittes, Brookings Institution
    “The Constitution and American Counter-Terrorism”

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  • June 19, 2017

    Every year, Pre-Law offers a non-credit LSAT prep class in May. The class runs for four weeks before the June LSAT, meeting Monday through Thursday evenings, on the main campus downtown. All are welcome to enroll; you do not have to be a College of Charleston student. The cost in past years has been $600, less than half of what commercial providers typically charge for a comparable class.

    Registration is conducted through the non-credit programs office at Registration is typically available in March.

    Some students in the prep class take the LSAT immediately, in June; others wait until September or December. At this time we are not able to offer LSAT prep classes before the other administrations of the LSAT, though we are currently exploring We do encourage currently enrolled students to take the June LSAT, because they will also be busy with academic work in October, December and February.


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