Blog Posts: Academics

UNC Trial and Moot Court Teams Enjoy Success at Prestigious Competitions

In recent weeks, several UNC School of Law Moot Court and Trial Teams have enjoyed success in prestigious national competitions. Our students have also been involved in planning and hosting competitions at UNC. Regardless of the outcome, our students consistently cite moot court and trial teams as an important way to build confidence and practical skills that will help them in the court room and beyond.

Client Counseling Team 2014

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Posted by Allison L. Reid on Tue. March 25, 2014 11:41 AM
Categories: Academics, Student Organizations

The Classroom Experience at UNC School of Law

Jeffrey Hirsch

One thing many of our entering 1L students are typically curious about is the classroom experience at UNC School of Law. Although the law school classroom environment is certainly not the same as is it was at the undergraduate level, it is not as intimidating as popular culture sometimes portrays it, such as "One L," Scott Turow's iconic memoir of his first year at Harvard Law School.

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Posted by Jeffrey M. Hirsch (Jeff) on Wed. March 12, 2014 10:00 AM
Categories: Academics, Admissions

Getting Practical at UNC School of Law

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

Judge for Yourself

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.

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

The Latest News from Carolina Law

For your reading enjoyment, UNC School of Law has just published the spring/summer 2013 issue of Carolina Law magazine. In this issue we highlight our student externship program (p. 23). You can also learn about our newly reinvigorated moot court program (p.21).

Interested in learning more from current students and recent alumni about how our expanded curricular and extra-curricular activities have prepared them for a successful career? Read “Getting Practical” (p. 18).

We look forward to seeing you on campus in August, but in the meantime, we hope you enjoy this taste of what it will be like to be a Carolina Law student.

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Posted by Allison L. Reid on Wed. May 15, 2013 11:15 AM
Categories: Academics, Admissions, Student Organizations

First Year Classes: What to expect

One thing that really, really bothered me when I was preparing for law school is that no one would give me an idea of what it is like to be an actual law student. When I asked the 2Ls how long they spent reading every night, I would get answers like "it depends" or "well, everyone is different."

Yes, everyone is different, and yes, it really will depend. It will depend on how many pages your professor assigns, and whether or not you are a really good reader, and how many times you check facebook (here's a hint: the more you check it, the longer homework will take you). But, in the interest of getting you prepared and letting you know what to expect, here are my general experiences:

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No Comments | Posted by Erin Edwards on Tue. March 29, 2011 2:12 PM
Categories: Academics

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