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About Margaret M. Lawton

Margaret Lawton joined the Charleston School of Law in 2005 to teach substantive criminal law and constitutional criminal procedure. Prior to coming to Charleston, she served on the faculty at the Appalachian School of Law. In August 2008, she was named associate dean for academic affairs at the Charleston School of Law. Lawton became a full professor in August 2012.
Following a clerkship with the Hon. Thomas A. Flannery of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, she prosecuted criminal cases as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C.
She holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A., cum laude, from Duke University.


Present Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Charleston School of Law



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Prof. Margaret Lawton
P.O. Box 535
Charleston, S.C. 29402
Phone: 843.329.1000, ext. 2423


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