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Welcome To
Charlotte School of Law
A new generation of law professionals.
Charlotte School of Law students emerge with a law degree that is more than words on paper. Our curriculum—taught by professors with real-world focus—is a learning-by-doing approach—providing experiential learning in service to the underserved, within student-centered culture. We care about our students’ careers, are passionate about their purpose, and give priority to the ultimate success for our students—as they define it!

A new generation of law professionals.

Getting a J.D.
from Charlotte School of Law
A law education that's all about real-life experiences.
Explore Charlotte School of Law, where the focus is on student-centered outcomes, experiential learning and service to our community. We incorporate practice-related learning into classroom instruction, giving you the skills and values of the profession by learning in context. We are the only law school in North Carolina requiring pro bono service for graduation and honored to be the third law school in the United States to have a Cooperative Legal Education Program.

A law education that's all about real-life experiences.

Part-time and Evening Programs
at Charlotte School of Law
Explore your options and become a lawyer.
The Charlotte School of Law is one of only two American Bar Association-approved schools in North Carolina where you can earn a law degree through an evening part-time program, giving working professionals a feasible way to attend law school while maintaining a full-time job. We also offer a part-time day program as an additional option for earning a law degree.

Explore your options and become a lawyer.

The Center for Professional Development
at Charlotte School of Law
Providing broad support for students and employers.
The Charlotte School of Law Center for Professional Development (CPD) provides a full-service career counseling and resource center for students and employers, through all stages of the career-planning process. We also offer partnership and recruitment opportunities throughout the year through job postings, an on-campus interview program and events and networking. Are you looking to take your law education to the next level? CharlotteLaw can help you in identifying, developing and attaining your career goals.

Providing broad support for students and employers

Make the Right Hiring Connection
through Charlotte School of Law
Practical preparation sets our students apart.
Our students graduate with practice-ready skills and community values that create exceptional lawyers—lawyers ready to contribute from day one. Through public service, externships, co-op programs and on-campus clinics, you’ll find job candidates from Charlotte School of Law equipped with critical research and analytical skills, excellent oral and written communication, and essential skills for document preparation. Our students emerge skilled in logical organization, conciseness and with appropriate depth of rule and fact analysis.

Practical preparation sets our students apart.

Creating Success
at Charlotte School of Law
Competitions and opportunities for further academic development.
Charlotte School of Law students participate throughout the year in academic and moot court competitions which develop and demonstrate legal, oral and presentation skills. Our student teams have achieved considerable successes, including 2012 National Moot Court Champions as well as winners and place finishers in trial advocacy, mock trial and legal writing competitions throughout the U.S. and abroad.

An environment for success

Battle of the Carolinas National Wagner Moot Court2012 Graduation

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Why Charlotte School of Law?

Charlotte School of Law was created, designed, and developed by legal educators who saw the need for change in legal education – change that the legal profession has been demanding and today’s students need. Earlier this year, the American Bar Association issued a report (Report of the Task Force on the Future of Legal Education) highlighting the significant chasm between what the legal profession wants and law schools do. Charlotte School of Law Dean Jay Conison served as the Reporter for the Task Force, which calls upon law schools to become more responsive to the needs of stude

Preparing Students to Step Directly into Roles as Practicing Attorneys

Charlotte School of Law is launching CharlotteLaw Edge for incoming students - an innovative approach to preparing students to step directly into roles as practicing attorneys after law school. CharlotteLaw Edge is grounded in real-world learning experiences, award-winning community service, and demonstrated success in preparing students for evolving and emerging market realities that today’s graduates must navigate.

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04/16/2014

Last month, the Charlotte City Council agreed to eliminate the “Box” which...

04/16/2014

Charlotte School of Law was created, designed, and developed by legal educators who saw the need for change in legal...

04/14/2014

The passage rate for minority graduates of Charlotte School on the February 2014 bar examination was 72%, which...