North Carolina is an excellent place for higher education. The state has several universities as well as private institutions. Close enough to Washington D.C, the city has several prestigious law universities and law schools. Students interested in pursuing law degrees, both graduate or under graduate, can find it little overwhelming to decide which school to choose.
Students have great choice of studying in state accredited law schools as well as independent school of Law. These law schools prepare students for state bar examination and train students to become attorneys. Most colleges offer facilities for performing master’s and higher degrees as well. At present, North Carolina have six Law schools that are fully accredited.
Duke University School of Law
Duke university school of law is a prestigious, forward thinking, innovative and ambitious institution in Durham on Duke Campus. Founded in 1924, it is an excellent law school that ranks among the top five US law schools consistently with highest pass rate of 97% in New York bar exam. Sir Richard Nixon, former president, is a proud graduate of this school.
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This law school provides leadership in improving law and legal institutions through their training research and public service. Duke school of law allows students to earn dual degrees along with many graduate programs in science and art field as well as professional degree program and specialization in specific law areas. For instance, duke’s specialized subject on Law, Ethics and national security teaches students to solve legal issues that are connected with national security and ethics. In the same way, school of environment law helps students to understand the growing challenges concerning global environment. Log on to website law.duke.edu for detailed information.
Chapel Hill – University of North Carolina School of Law
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of the oldest and top law schools in the country. From colonial period till now, it is the most accomplished institution of law. The law faculty includes renowned world-class scholars, reputed practitioners and award winning teachers. If you are interested in becoming the highly credential and intellectual law graduate, who now practice law in America and all over the world, this school is right for you.
UNC offers 4 clinical programs: Community Development Law; Civil Litigation; juvenile Justice and Immigration/Human Rights Policy and offers externship placement to more than 120 students. The best offering of this reputed law school to their students are the subjects like banking, civil rights, entrepreneurial and securities, bankruptcy, and constitutional inquiry etc. These courses help students to find impressive links in relation to theory and practice. Special summer program is sponsored by UNC in Sydney and Australia; exchange programs are arranged with 4 European law schools every year as well.
Charlotte School of Law
Charlotte School of Law is an independent and unaffiliated law school located in the western part and offers full time as well as part-time evening courses and law degrees. The school offers various law degrees to graduate and undergraduate. Specialized and advance courses are also offered to promising students.
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School also hold workshop for training undergraduates progressing towards the school of law and for supporting students to pass state bar examinations. This helps students to realize their full potential. The curriculum has been designed to meet the challenges faced by 21st century lawyers, so that they can provide vital legal service to the community. The website of school is charlottelaw.edu
Located in Raleigh, the state capital, Campbell Universities Wiggins School of law is North Carolina’s Christian Law School. In recent years, pass rate of bar examination of this law school remained 100%. School offers study in business Laws, advocacy law and intellectual property law.
The school offers advanced joint programs like JD/MBA or JD/MTWM (Master of Trust and Wealth Management) degrees also. Special program on Juvenile justice seek to develop lawyers who work for social cause and create a just society.
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina Central University was originally founded to educate African-Americans located in Durham and thus it is a also known as black college for law students. Today the school holds traditional courses as well as part-time programs in the evening and during the day also. Tuition fees charged by them are lowest among any law school existing in the nation.
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Special program offered to students include joint master’s degree programs along with Business and Library science as well as certificate courses like Pharmaceutical law or dispute resolution etc. To help student succeed academically, the school of law offers an Academic Support Program. The programs have been designed to create legal professional who are socially responsible.
Elon University School of Law – Greensboro
Elon University located in Greensboro is a private institution. The Law School has been established recently in 2006 and accredited by American Bar Association. Elon offers courses in public interest law, business law, litigation and general practice. Though the school of law is comparatively smaller than other law schools in North Carolina, yet it is highly in demand for its leadership education.
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Average enrollment per year is not more than 115. A functioning court – North Carolina Business Court is housed in the school that settles Commercial and corporate disputes of North Carolina. The business court allows students to learn practical application of business laws and social laws. The courtroom has been designed with flat screens, televisions and wireless communication, so that student across the university can view the cases. The aim of the institution is to produce lawyers with moral conviction, compassion and professionally competent lawyers who can work as problem solvers and leaders of society.
University of North Carolina
The University of North Carolina, located in UNC’s Chapel Hill campus is the oldest Public University in America. Its law school was founded in 1845, and is considered a top most law school and holds 25th ranking in the nation. The school offers specialized courses in environmental law, civil rights, banking, property law and bankruptcy, intellectual law.
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The school offers both part-time and full time dual degree courses as well as master degree courses on various law subjects. The school is planning to offer LLM degrees to foreign students who have passed primary law degrees in their own country. The school has five law journals, about 45 students’ organizations, five centers and five collaboration centers.