University of North Carolina School of Law


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. 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. 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.
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.


  • UNC School of Law Van Hecke-Wettach Hall 160 Ridge Rd., CB #3380 Chapel Hill, NC 27599, Chapel Hill