Getting Practical at UNC School of Law

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Carolina Law provides the kind of practical experiences that will prepare you to excel in the real-world practice of law.

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Our first-year students build a strong foundation for legal learning in our innovative and intensive writing and research program. More than 25 newly developed transition-to-practice courses offer second- and third-year students hands-on learning in a broad range of practice areas, from bankruptcy to biotechnology.

Carolina Law's Externship Program enhances the traditional classroom experience by placing more than 150 students annually with practicing lawyers and judges in the community, the state and beyond. Student externs explore particular areas of practice, while developing key lawyering skills.

In the Clinical Program, our students have the opportunity to represent clients with a wide range of legal problems -- managing litigation, along with transactional and policy matters. Our students work in a variety of legal areas: civil rights, consumer transactions, criminal defense, community development, domestic violence, housing, human rights, family law and immigration.

More than 50 student organizations -- from the Federalist Society to the Moot Court Program to the N.C. Law Review -- enable each student to get involved and gain leadership and other practical skills.

This only scratches the surface of what Carolina Law has to offer. But don't take my word for it -- check out this video in which our faculty, staff and students outline the many ways that Carolina Law exposes our students to the actual practice of law and offers them important chances to build leadership and legal skills.

Practical Skills Video

Join us, and you'll discover firsthand how a legal education from UNC will prepare you to face the world with confidence.

Please e-mail at any time with any questions you might have about Carolina Law.

Michael States


Michael J. States, J.D.
Assistant Dean for Admissions

Posted by Michael J. States on Tue. February 25, 2014 10:00 AM
Categories: Academics, Admissions
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