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Charlotte School of Law

Charlotte Law students are exposed to skills and values of the profession from the first day of matriculation and then throughout the remaining years of their legal study. All students begin their law school career with an intensive multi-day orientation where students are introduced to the study and practice of law. Through our infusion curriculum, students are introduced to lawyering skills and values in many of their courses, including a number of traditional 'doctrinal' courses. Students learn to research, analyze, write and orally present issues as lawyers do in practice as part of the six (6) hour first year Lawerying Process curriculum. Our flexible advanced writing requirement offers students a choice of courses and options where they can sharpen their research analytical and writing skills. Charlotte Law's upper-division curriculum includes a wide-range of doctrinal and skills courses seminars, clinical offerings and externships providing students with opportunities to explore specific interests and enhance their readiness for practice. Finally as lawyers-in-training all students provide pro bono service to underserved populations.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 1392
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 142 - 150
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.65 - 3.32
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 79.12%
Tuition $38,606

Overview

Overview

About Charlotte School of Law

Charlotte Law students are exposed to skills and values of the profession from the first day of matriculation and then throughout the remaining years of their legal study. All students begin their law school career with an intensive multi-day orientation where students are introduced to the study and practice of law. Through our infusion curriculum, students are introduced to lawyering skills and values in many of their courses, including a number of traditional 'doctrinal' courses. Students learn to research, analyze, write and orally present issues as lawyers do in practice as part of the six (6) hour first year Lawerying Process curriculum. Our flexible advanced writing requirement offers students a choice of courses and options where they can sharpen their research analytical and writing skills. Charlotte Law's upper-division curriculum includes a wide-range of doctrinal and skills courses seminars, clinical offerings and externships providing students with opportunities to explore specific interests and enhance their readiness for practice. Finally as lawyers-in-training all students provide pro bono service to underserved populations.

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 354

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 117
Full-Time Faculty 62
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 9
Part-Time Faculty 46
Faculty Gender 54% Male
45% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 19 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 45% Male
55% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 65%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 0%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Ethnicity Unknown 2%
Black or African American 22%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $38,606 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $38,606 $38,606

Financial Aid

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision: August 15

Incoming Class

Charlotte School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 143 - 150
LSAT Part-Time 141 - 147
LSAT Total 142 - 150

Charlotte School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 2.67 - 3.35
Part-Time 2.57 - 3.12
Total 2.65 - 3.32

Rankings

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#111 National Liberal Arts Colleges High School Counselor Rankings
#124 National Liberal Arts

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 93%
First Time Pass Rate 79%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 80%
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 50 24%
Firm Sized 11-25 3 1%
Firm Sized 26-50 4 1%
Firm Sized 51-100 2 1%
Firm Sized 101-250 1 0%
Firm Sized 251-500 1 0%
Firm Sized 501+ 2 1%
Business Industry 76 37%
Government 9 4%
Public Interest 36 17%
Academia 12 6%
Unknown Employer Type 2 1%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 3 1%
Unemployed, Seeking 20 9%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 3 1%

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State Percent Employed
VA 3%
SC 7%
NC 74%

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