University of North Carolina School of Law

Introduction

UNC School of Law was founded in 1845 and is part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation's first state-supported university. The school has been approved by the American Bar Association since 1928.

Carolina Law prepares outstanding lawyers and leaders to serve the people and institutions of North Carolina, the nation and the world. Home to numerous centers and initiatives, the school offers strong expertise in civil rights, banking, environmental law, intellectual property, entrepreneurial and securities law, critical studies, bankruptcy and constitutional inquiry.

UNC School of Law aspires to be a great public law school. Toward this end, it pursues a fourfold mission:

  • To prepare outstanding lawyers and leaders for the bar, the bench, all public and private law settings and public service,
  • To make nationally and internationally significant legal and policy contributions through an ambitious agenda of research and scholarship,
  • To instill lifelong ethical values, dedication to the cause of justice and a lasting commitment to pro bono and public service and
  • To serve the legal profession, the people and institutions of North Carolina, the nation and the world.

For discerning, high caliber students, UNC School of Law is often the perfect choice. Our students accrue the lowest debt among graduates of any top-ranked law school — private or public — and when they leave our famously beautiful campus, they do so as confident and principled advocates of justice.

Our alumni work with distinction all over the globe, and in North Carolina, no school has more graduates in positions of prominence than Carolina Law. We count many nationally-renowned legal experts and leading scholars among our faculty, who know that a deep, functional and nuanced understanding of law must be accompanied by a mastery of the practical skills of lawyering.

Because we are able to offer some 250 annual scholarships, totaling more than $2 million, we encourage all prospective students to research the competitive landscape of legal education, and for those demanding proof of exceptional opportunity, we look forward to making our case and to hearing yours.

Tuition/Fees: In-State, $22,215, and Out-of-State, $38,846

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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LLM

LL.M. Degree in United States Law

Campus Full time 1 - 1 year August 2017 USA Chapel Hill

The one-year LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree is for foreign lawyers who have already earned primary law degrees from universities in their home countries. The program offers international lawyers the opportunity to develop mastery of key areas of American law at one of the nation’s top law schools. [+]

The one-year LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree is for foreign lawyers who have already earned primary law degrees from universities in their home countries. The program offers international lawyers the opportunity to develop mastery of key areas of American law at one of the nation’s top law schools, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). LL.M. students receive legal training in American law through UNC School of Law’s nationally recognized centers and areas of academic strength in legal fields that are in high demand throughout the world (e.g., banking and finance law, energy/natural resources law, and IP law). LL.M. students take most of their classes together with J.D. students, enabling them to share their international perspectives while learning American law. LL.M. students may focus on a specified track of expertise offered within a few select areas of law; or LL.M. students can pursue a more general United States law system coverage. Due to the smaller size of the program, LL.M. students receive strong individual attention and assistance by the LL.M. program administration, LL.M. faculty director, and the law school faculty. LL.M. students are provided the additional resources of two Dean’s Fellows and a Honors Writing Scholar serving as peer mentors and student advisers to the LL.M. students. ... [-]

Contact
Location address
UNC School of Law
Van Hecke-Wettach Hall
160 Ridge Rd., CB #3380
Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, NC 27599 US