Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, CB No. 3380
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Law School Overview
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Law School Overview
The School of Law at University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill has an application deadline of March 1. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill is $75. Its tuition is full-time: $21,556 per year (in-state) and full-time: $37,066 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 13.0:1. The School of Law at University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill has 82 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
At the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill School of Law, students take a required courseload in their first year and choose most of their own courses in their second and third years. Law students can also take courses not offered at UNC at either the Duke University Law School or North Carolina Central University School of Law. The UNC Law School offers dual degrees including a J.D./M.A. in Sports Administration through the university’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science; a J.D./M.B.A. through the Kenan-Flagler Business School; and J.D./Master of Public Policy through the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy.
Students can get hands-on training helping clients at the School of Law’s clinics, which include the Juvenile Justice Clinic and the Community Development Law Clinics. The UNC School of Law also offers a semester externship program that places students with lawyers and judges around the community and a Pro Bono Program that coordinates student service projects. There are more than 45 student organizations to join at Carolina Law, as well as several legal journals including the North Carolina Law Review, the First Amendment Law Review, and the North Carolina Banking Institute Journal. About 70 percent of law students are North Carolina residents, and students are encouraged to live on the university’s campus in Chapel Hill.
Notable alumni of the UNC School of Law include Henry Frye, the first black chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, and Marion Cowell, Jr., former executive vice president, secretary, and general counsel of banking giant First Union Corp. (now Wachovia Corp.).
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||March 1|
|Full-time program application fee||$75|
|Part-time program application fee||N/A|
|Admissions Phone||(919) 962-5109|
|Full- and part-time faculty||82|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||256|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $21,556 per year (in-state)
|Room and board||$15,364|
|Employed at graduation 2||46.6%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$117,500|
|Median public service starting salary||$50,980|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||549,658|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data