Blog Posts: Admitted Students Day

Do's and Don'ts for Admitted Students

I think that Nicole and Dania have done a great job telling you about themselves and why they chose Carolina Law. When I was in your shoes, I felt so unprepared. I had never actually met a law student, I had no one to talk to, and I didn't know what to expect. How many hours would actually spend in class a day or studying at night? Would I be behind because, as a science major, I had never really taken an essay exam or a history or policy course? Do students get free tickets to basketball games? Here's some things I wish I had known:


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No Comments | Posted by Erin Edwards on Tue. March 22, 2011 9:22 AM
Categories: Admitted Students Day, Orientation

Why I Chose Carolina Law Part Deux

I guess I will piggyback on Dania's first entry (which is spot-on by the way) and tell you a little bit about my background. I am Erika Nicole Jones and I am a 2L at Carolina Law. I grew up in Grifton, a small town of 2,240 in the eastern portion of North Carolina. I left small town living in 2003 to attend Carolina for undergrad and instantly I found a second home. I can honestly say those four years were the best four years of my life. I was not certain what path I wanted to take after graduating in 2007 with a BA in Communication Studies and a minor in Afro-American Studies. I did not know whether I wanted to work full-time or go on to a graduate or professional school. Because I was so torn, I decided to work and give myself time to figure it all out. I took an entry-level executive position with a Fortune 500 company and spent 1.5 years there before changing directions completely and teaching English at a local community college. After an unexpected layoff, I had to make some tough decisions and quick! I decided to revisit my plan of continuing my education and opted to go to law school.


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No Comments | Posted by Erika Nicole Jones on Mon. March 21, 2011 6:22 PM
Categories: Admissions, Admitted Students Day

Why I chose Carolina Law...

Hello Prospective Students!

My name is Dania Haider and I am currently a 1L at Carolina. To understand a little about why I chose Carolina Law, I'll start by telling you a little about myself. I grew up outside of Atlanta and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2008. I majored in International Affairs and Romance Languages and upon graduating was accepted into Teach for America. I spent the next two years teaching fourth grade and it was a fantastic experience.

When the time came to apply to law school, I had no idea where to begin. Initially, I started by looking at the rankings. As my search progressed, other factors made their way onto my "perfect law school checklist". In addition to strong rankings, I wanted to find a school that valued public service, whose professors were accessible and accomplished, a place that provided students with a comfortable learning environment, and a collegial atmosphere. As I began learning more and more about Carolina law, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had checked off my entire list. What really sealed the deal was visiting UNC on Admitted Students Day. It was a great opportunity to learn about everything Carolina Law offers, a chance to interact with current students and professors, and to become familiar with beautiful Chapel Hill.


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5 Comments | Posted by Dania L. Haider on Tue. March 15, 2011 9:38 PM
Categories: Admissions, Admitted Students Day

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