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Law School: University of North Carolina School of Law 
Address: CB 3380 
  Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, Ridge Road 
City: Chapel Hill 
State, Zip: NC, 27599-3380 
Country: United States  
Phone: 919-962-8102 

Administrator Name: Brian D. Lewis 
Administrator Title: Assistant Dean of Career Services 
Phone: 919-962-8102 
Fax: 919-962-2516 

Registrar's Name: Sharon Sessoms 
Phone No: 919-962-1249 
Names & titles of key CSO staff: Maria J. Mangano, Director; Holly M. Bryan, Counselor; Lynn H. Boone, Counselor; Kim Silver, Counselor; Kala Glenn-Pruitt, Recruiting Coordinator; Adam Ronan, Office Coordinator 

No. of hours required to graduate: 86 

No. of Full-time students 707 
No. of Evening students:
No. of Part-time students:
Total: 707 

'13-'14 Year 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year Total
Men: 115  113  137  365 
Woman: 114  117  111  342 
Totals: 229  230  248  707 
Black (Men): 10  22 
Black (Women): 11  10  28 
Hispanics (Men): 22 
Hispanics (Women): 14 
American Indian/Alaskan (Men):
American Indian/Alaskan (Women):
Asian/Pacific Islander (Men): 19 
Asian/Pacific Islander (Women): 17  29 
Disabled (Men):
Disabled (Woman):
Openly GLBT (Men):        
Openly GLBT (Woman):        

Do you offer LL.M. degrees? No 
Is LL.M. grading system equivalent to JD system?  
Do you offer joint degree programs? Yes 
NO. of LL.M. degrees awarded in previous year:

Subjects Full-time Evening Part-time Other
No records retrieved.
Subjects Full-time Evening Part-time Other
JD/MASA 1 0 0 0
JD/MSLS 1 0 0 0

Applications received: 3582 
Size of entering class: 229 
No. of undergraduate colleges represented: 84 
No. of states represented: 24 
In-state enrollment: 176 
Out-state enrollment: 53 
Foreign countries represented:

25% 50% 75%
Grade Point Average Full-time 3.39 3.57 3.77
Overall 3.39 3.57 3.77
Law School Admission Test


Full-time 158 162 164
Overall 158 162 164
In determining GPA and LSAT averages, are all students included? Yes 
  If "No", what percentage is not included?

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Clinical Courses/Program Enrollment Based on
Criminal Law Clinic 3Ls only; Prerequisite: Trial Advocacy Course
Civil Legal Assistance Clinic
Community Development Law Clinic
Policy Clinic: Gender and Human Rights
Externship Program Students enroll as they do for other classes
The Center for Banking & Finance
The UNC Center for Civil Rights
Pro Bono Program Completion of 1 semester of law school
Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity
UNC Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program Students take additional 15 hrs outside of law sch

Is Moot Court a required activity? No 
Please describe program, including when students participate, how board members are selected, etc.
Seven Holderness Moot Court teams: Invitational, Client Counseling, International, Negotiation, Environmental Negotiation, Environmental Appellate Advocacy and a National Team, each with written and oral advocacy elements.  2L and 3L students are selected through competitive tryouts.  Academic credit is given for participation on the teams. Also sponsors the J. Braxton Craven Memorial Moot Court Competition.
The Black Law Students Association also has an independent moot court team for BLSA members.

Journals No. of Students Grades Write-on Intv. Other
North Carolina Law Review 60 13 stu 13 stu 13 stu
NC Journal of Int'l Law & Commercial Reg 49 15% 85%
NC Banking Institute Journal 25 Top 15% 15 stu
First Amendment Law Review 36 Top 15% varies
NC Journal of Law & Technology 36 Top 15% varies
ACLU (Carolina Law Chapter)
American Constitution Society
Asian American Law Students Association
Carolina Teen Court Assistance Program
Honor Court
Community Legal Project
Death Penalty Project
Domestic Violence Advocacy Project
Federalist Society
Health Law and Policy Association
Immigration Law Association
Carolina Law Incoming Student Association
Prospective Students Association
Environmental Law Project
Pro Bono Program
Carolina Mediation Society
Entrepreneurial Law Association
Carolina Public Interest Law Organization
UNC Innocence Project
Trial Law Academy
Conference on Race, Class, Gender & Ethnicity
Carolina Street Law Program
Native American Law Students Association
Parents Active as Law Students
Black Law Student Association
Jewish Law Association
Lambda Law Students Association
Christian Legal Society
Women in Law
Hispanic/Latino Law Students Association
Carolina Law and Policy Association
Carolina Law School Republicans Society
Carolina Law Young Democrats
Disability Law Organization
Latino Legal Initiative
Sports and Entertianment Law Association
Heels on Housing
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
Carolina Intellectual Property Law Association
International Law Organization

Letter Grades Other Grade System? Numerical Equivalents
       A+ 4.30
       A 4.00
       A- 3.70
       B+ 3.30
       B 3.00
       B- 2.70
       C+ 2.30
       C 2.00
       C- 1.70
       D 1.00
       F 0.00

Other = Dean's List: 3.0 or above for the semester

Grading system under review by faculty, Spring 2007.  Changes will be posted to NDLS online.
MINIMUM GRADE REQUIRED TO ATTAIN (Based on May 2013 graduation class)
Top 10%: 3.629 
Top 25%: 3.426 
Top 33%: 3.393 
Top 50%: 3.211 
Top 75%: 2.939 

Median GPA:  
Minimum grade required for graduation: 2.00 
Do you have a pass/fail option? No
If "Yes", please describe:  
Are students ranked in their class? Yes
If so, how often? 2L/3L in Mar/July, 1L in July 
Will the school verify student grades? Yes
Please describe policy: If we are contacted for verification of a student's grade, we will answer "yes that is correct" or "no that is not correct" if the caller gives us the student's grade info. 

Name of Award No. Awarded Selection Process
Order of the Coif varies Top 10% by vote of NC Chapter
Order of the Barristers 1 Outstanding service to moot court
James E. & Carolyn B. Davis Society 8 3Ls outstanding in academics, leadership, etc
NC Academy of Trial Lawyers varies 3Ls in Trial Ad. demonstrating improvement
Block Improvement Award 1 3L with most improvement since 1st year
Nathan Burkan Memorial Comp. varies 2L or 3L: best papers on copyright law
Millard S. Breckenridge Award 1 3L: by law faculty for excellence in taxation
Judge Heriot Clarkson Award varies students making highest grades in Prof. Resp.
Chief Justice Walter Clark Award 5 3Ls with highest scholastic averages in class
William T. Joyner Awards Fund 2 3Ls: excellence in writing on Law Review/ILJ
Investors Title Insurance Co. 1 2L with highest average grade property class
James W. Morrow III Award 1 2L/3L: outstanding srvc to Holderness Moot Ct
N. Ferebee Taylor Award 1 3L: exellence in corporate law
West Group Award varies all 3 classes: outstanding scholastic achvmnt
US Law Week Award 1 3L: most academic progress in final year
Certificate of Merit varies highest grade in each course
  % of Class Receiving GPA Required # of Students
Order of the Coif: Top 10% 3.629 23
Summa cum laude: .8% 3.913 2
Magna cum laude: 9.25% 3.6 21
Cum laude: 27.75% 3.321 63
Other: 76.65% 3.0/semester 174

Areas of practice (Include both legal and non-legal positions) % of employed students with jobs in area Employment locations % of students with known location who are in region
Private practice: 57.14  New England: 0.99 
Business and industry: 4.93  Middle Atlantic: 7.88 
Government: 9.85  East North Central: 1.48 
Judicial clerkship: 12.3  West North Central: 1.48 
Military: South Atlantic: 76.35 
Public interest organization: 6.9  East South Central:
Academic: 2.96  West South Central: 0.99 
Job category not identified: Mountain: 0.99 
Pacific: 5.91 
Non-US: 3.94 

  Jurisdictions: (states and/or metropolitan areas)
                      with the highest % of graduates from the most recent graduating class
North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Greensboro), District of Columbia, Georgia, Virginia, Florida, New York, New Jersey

  Week invitations are sent to employers:
Early March (Fall) / Early Dec (Spring)
  OCI requests accepted by:  
  Mail Beginning Date: 03/15/2007
  Phone beginning date:
  Email beginning date: To Email:
  Online beginning date: 03/15/2007 URL:
Please specify any changes in OCI procedures or policies that will be in effect for the first time during Fall 2014 :
Interviews will begin August 16th (before classes begin) and end September 20th
OCI date assignment procedure:
 First come first served   Random
 Early/Late Rotation   Out of state employer by geographic location
  OCI Fee?
$75-300 Firms, $300 Corp, FREE Govt & Public Interest
  OCI date confirmation will be sent to employers:
  if requested our school will coordinate with:
Duke University, Wake Forest University
  Describe required employer forms:
Recruiting request form
OCI dates for August: 08/16/2007 - 08/31/2007
OCI dates for Fall: 08/16/2007 - 09/02/2007
OCI dates for Spring: 02/01/2008 - 02/29/2008
  Flyback dates:
There are no set flyback dates.  Fall break is mid-October

  Is video conferencing available?  Yes 

  Are employers permitted to prescreen?  Yes 
  If "No", explain:

OCI drop date:
Date student materials sent to employer:
Date interview schedule sent to employer:
Postage/express mail fee?
Resumes and other requested student materials are sent to employers electronically approximately two weeks prior to interview dates. Employer schedules are emailed when completed.
Do you provide resume collection or direct mail option for employers not participating in OCI?  Yes 
  Are all OCI conducted in campus buildings?  Yes 
  If "No", describe alternatives and reservation procedure:

1. Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF):  Most Southeastern Schools - Atlanta, Fri & Sat, Aug 3 & 4, 2007 - 100% prescreening
2. Texas Interview Program:  UNC-CH, Wake Forest, Washington and Lee, William and Mary - Dallas, TX, Fri, Aug 10, 2007 100% prescreening allowed (Fee - Approx. $275)
3. Chicago Interview Program: Emory, UNC-CH, William and Mary, and Washington and Lee - Chicago, Fri, Aug 17, 2007 - 100% prescreening (Fee - $395)
5. Southern California Interview Program:  AZ State, Case Western, William and Mary, Emory, UGA, Univ IL, UNC-CH, Univ of Richmond, Wake Forest, Washington and Lee - Los Angeles, CA (Fri, Aug 31, 2007)
100% prescreening (Fee - Approx. $475)
6. NC Law School Consortium 2007 Eastern & Western NC Job Fairs: Charlotte, NC (Sat, March 24); Cary, NC (Sat, March 31) - NC Schools Only (no fee)

For all job fairs contact:Kala Glenn-Pruitt 919.962.0280
  Diversity Interview Programs:
We provide students information and assistance in attending the following diversity interview programs:
Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)
Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair, Chicago
DuPont Minority Job Fair
Northwest Minority Job Fair
Boston Lawyers Group Minority Job Fair
National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair
Philadelphia Area Minority Job Fair
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair
Hispanic National Bar Association Job Fair
Black Law Students Association Midwest Minority Recruitment Conference
Dallas Bar Association Minority Program
Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair
Nashville Bar Association 1L Minority Clerkship Program

  Will you send, upon request, one package containing resumes/transcripts?  Yes 
  Will you post a notice directing students to apply directly to employer?  Yes 

If you provide job listings for graduates, describe how to send notice, when employers can expect responses, length of time notice is posted (whether in print or online), etc.;
Job listings for graduates are posted online and updated several times a week.  Employers may advertise their job opportunities, at no charge, by mailing, faxing or emailing the notice to:
Adam Ronan
UNC Chapel Hill School of Law
CB #3380, Van Hecke-Wettach Hall
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3380
Fax: (919)962-2516

Describe any special regulations pertaining to the recruitment of first year students that are in addition to the NALP guidelines. For example, are first year students eligible for spring OCI? When are job notices posted during second semester?
First year students may contact employers after Dec 1. Job notices are posted continuously, as they are received, from Dec 1 through the end of spring semester. First year students are eligible for spring on-campus interviews.

Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair
Cook County Bar Assoc Minority Job Fair (Chicago)
Dallas Bar Association Minority Attorney Recruiting Program
Delaware Minority Job Fair
DuPont Minority Job Fairs- Houston; L.A.;Wilmington, DE
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
Nashville Bar Assoc 1L Minority Job Fair (Nashville)
National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair (Los Angeles)
North Carolina Bar Association 1L Minority Clerkship Program
NW Minority Job Fair (Seattle)
Rocky Mountain Diversity Job Fair (Denver)
Southeastern Minority Job Fair (Atlanta)

The UNC School of Law Pro Bono Program began in the fall of 1997. Since its inception, the Pro Bono Program has filled hundreds of placements with attorneys in non-profit organizations, private practice, and North Carolina's legal services offices. The program is administered by ten law students, matching students with placement needs. This year the school has a new Assistant Dean for Public Service, who coordinates support for students and alumni interested in pursuing careers in the public interest as well as supporting a lifelong commitment to public service.

The UNC School of Law Pro Bono Program encourages and facilitates pro bono within the law school. The program matches law students with practicing attorneys across the state to work on cases that the attorneys have taken for free or at reduced rates. The Pro Bono Program provides clients with high quality, low cost legal representation, gives students valuable hands-on experience, and encourages attorneys to take cases for which they might not otherwise have the resources. The program also works with student organizations on their pro bono projects.  

The program is the central point for all pro bono activities at the law school and maintains a database to keep track of student pro bono activities. When students complete 50 hours of pro bono service, they receive a Letter of Recognition from the Dean of the law school and notation on their transcripts. Students performing over 75 hours of pro bono service receive a certificate from the NC Bar Association as well as the law school acknowledging their service at the end of their third year. The law school makes a special recognition at graduation of students who have performed over 100 hours of pro bono service. The Pro Bono Program operates primarily from August to April, with special projects going on during the Winter and Spring Breaks.

UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law is committed to providing its students and graduates with equal opportunity to obtain employment, without discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or marital status.  Use of CSO facilities and services is restricted to students and prospective employers who agree to comply with the anti-discrimination policy.

UNC lawyers practice in all 50 states and in 15 foreign countries. They are managing partners, partners and associates in law firms of all sizes throughout North Carolina, as well as Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Denver, Washington, DC, New York, and many others.  Within the state of North Carolina, 40 percent of the practicing bar are graduates of the UNC School of Law.

One-quarter to one-third of UNC School of Law graduates enter public service after graduation. The Law School has a commitment to public service and practical training through our extensive clinical programs, our award-winning Pro Bono Program, as well as our Center for Civil Rights and our Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity.

Graduates of UNC School of Law have served in the U. S. Senate and House of Representatives, as counsel to former Presidents Bush and Clinton, and as judges of U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, Federal District Courts and several state courts.  About one-third of North Carolina's judges are UNC graduates, including six of the seven current members of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Four of the last seven governors of North Carolina have been UNC alumni.

The 229 students in the Class of 2009 were selected from almost 3,600 applicants.  They come from 84 different colleges and universities in 24 states.  Their academic credentials are excellent. The median GPA and median LSAT were 3.57 and 162, respectively, placing them among the top students nationwide. We also have 11 international students, hailing from Australia, England, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

We take pride in attracting talented law students from a variety of backgrounds and with a variety of interests.  We encourage our students to pursue the many career opportunities afforded them by a University of North Carolina School of Law education.


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