Blog | Admitted Students

FAQs/To Do List

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Hello! Below you will find answers to some frequently asked questions and some to-do list items as you make preparations to begin classes with us in August.

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Posted by Benjamin Spain on Thu. June 23, 2016 5:03 PM
Categories: Admissions, Financial Aid, Orientation, Parking

Public Interest Peer Mentor Program

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The Public Interest Peer Mentor Program is one of the many opportunities available at UNC School of Law for incoming students who are considering a public interest career. Applications are due Friday, August 19.


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Posted by April Giancola on Thu. June 23, 2016 1:00 PM
Categories: Career Development Office, Pro Bono & Public Interest

Law Family Day 2016

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We invite you and your family to save the date for Carolina Law's 30th Annual Family Day on Saturday, September 10. Register now!
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Posted by Hannah L. Camenzind on Mon. June 20, 2016 9:32 AM
Categories: Orientation

Pursuing a Career in Public Interest

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I'm April Giancola, Director of Public Interest Advising, and I want to introduce you to the various programs that support students pursuing a career in public service. Historically, 15-20% of our graduating classes pursue public service employment.

Build a Public Service Career

  • The Career Development Office offers a range of public interest-related career programming and has counselors on staff who specialize in working with students interested in public interest and government careers and summer opportunities.

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Posted by April Giancola on Wed. June 1, 2016 10:00 AM
Categories: Career Development Office

A Message from the SBA President

This is an exciting time, and I personally know the importance of choosing the right law school. I must share that Carolina Law is not just a law school or a community; Carolina Law is a family and a place I love dearly.


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Posted by Benjamin Spain on Wed. April 6, 2016 10:00 AM
Categories: Admissions, Student Organizations

Career Development Resources at UNC School of Law

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The staff of the Career Development Office would like to congratulate you on your admission to UNC School of Law. We are excited to partner with you to explore the career options your legal studies will bring.

Whether you're dedicated to serving the needs of the underprivileged or excited about the complexities of a sophisticated mergers and acquisitions practice, we can help as you begin building a rewarding career. See for yourself the diversity of opportunities available on our list of employers of our most recent graduates.


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Posted by Brian D. Lewis on Mon. March 28, 2016 1:00 PM
Categories: Career Development Office

U.S. News Releases 2017 Law School Rankings

UNC School of Law ranks No. 38 out of 196 law schools listed in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” released on March 16.

In the specialty areas ranking, the law school’s Research, Reasoning, Writing and Advocacy (RRWA) program, now in its fifth year as a full-year, six-credit program, ranks No. 19 in legal writing.


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Posted by Benjamin Spain on Wed. March 16, 2016 4:27 PM
Categories: Admissions

Financial Aid at UNC School of Law

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For most prospective law students, considering how to pay for a legal education can be intimidating. This investment in yourself is one of the most important decisions you will make, and Carolina Law is committed to supporting you through this process.


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Posted by Vanda F. Chou on Wed. March 16, 2016 10:00 AM
Categories: Financial Aid

Congratulations from UNC School of Law Dean Martin Brinkley '92

Congratulations on being accepted to one of the nation's finest public university law schools -- the University of North Carolina School of Law. We hope you will decide to join the exceptional faculty and the bright and accomplished law students who become our Class of 2018. You'll find yourself learning with faculty members and classmates whose rich and varied life experiences will add tremendous value to your time at Carolina Law.


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Posted by Martin H. Brinkley on Thu. March 10, 2016 12:00 PM
Categories: Admissions

Lawyers as Heroes and Collateral Damage from the Cold War

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I tend to enjoy blog posts that are informal and personal, so I hope you will not mind if I adopt that tone. After all, if you take too much time composing, it’s not really blogging, is it? None of what I say below will be carefully researched or, for that matter, carefully edited. Do not take this approach in law school except, of course, if you’re writing a blog.

Since I am being personal, I will begin by saying that Professor Ken Broun, the author of “Saving Nelson Mandela,” is a prince among men. You ought to get to know him if you have chance. Although he retired recently, he is still a big presence around Carolina Law, and a visit to his office will be well worth your time. He can regale you with stories about South Africa, or his time as mayor of Chapel Hill, or his years as dean of Carolina Law or his frequent jazz piano gigs around town.

I had many reactions to Professor Broun’s book but in this brief note I will focus on two: lawyers as heroes and collateral damage from the Cold War.


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3 Comments | Posted by Thomas A. Kelley III (Tom) on Mon. July 21, 2014 10:00 AM
Categories: Book Club
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