CHARLESTON — Jennifer Nichols Williams of Union, South Carolina was named to the Charleston School of Law Dean’s List for academic excellence during the Spring 2012 semester, Dean Andy Abrams announced this month.
“We are incredibly proud of the outstanding academic achievements of our students,” Abrams said. “We are also confident that the same intellect and commitment that has made them successful students will likewise make them successful attorneys.”
To make the Dean’s List, students have to earn at least a 3.3 grade point average on a four-point scale.
Williams, a member of the Class of 2013, is the daughter of Joe and Pat Nichols of Union, SC. Williams received a bachelor’s degree in 2010 from University of South Carolina-Columbia.
The law school, which now is comprised of about 700 students in downtown Charleston, opened in August 2004. It has received its full accreditation from the American Bar Association.
The Charleston School of Law is one of the few in the country that requires students to donate at least 30 hours to public service projects before they can graduate. Since the school was started in 2004, students have contributed more than 186,200 hours of public service through pro bono (free) and externship projects to local, state and national organizations.
The school’s motto is “pro bono populi,” which means “for the benefit of the people.”
For more information on the Charleston School of Law, visit its Web site at www.charlestonlaw.edu.