North Carolina Central University School of Law

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NCCU School of Law's roots can be traced back 1939 when the North Carolina General Assembly authorized House Bill 18, thus granting authorization for the establishment of a law school at North Carolina College for Negroes, which is now NCCU School of Law. The bill was enacted 25 years after the closure of Shaw University's law school in Raleigh, North Carolina, which left a gap in the state's legal education offerings for blacks.

Today, the law school remains dedicated to diversity through its recruiting efforts and its broad-based academic program. In an effort to assist law students in all areas of need, the law school offers an Academic Support Program and access to the Office of Wellness. The Academic Support Program offers a range of developmental and academic resources including tutorial programs, workshops, one-on-one guidance sessions, and more. The Office of Wellness functions to meet the mental health needs of the university's law students through personal, academic, occupational, social, and emotional counseling services.



Students at NCCU School of Law have the option of earning a certificate in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law, Dispute Resolution, or Tax Law.

The law school's Clinical Legal Education Program was ranked at number 20 nationwide by National Jurist Magazine. The year round clinical options available through the year-round program include the Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic, the Center for Child and Family Health, the Civil Litigation Clinic, the Criminal Defense Clinic, the Domestic Violence Clinic, the Family Law Clinic, the File it Yourself Clinic, the Juvenile Law Clinic, the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, the Small Business and Community Development Clinic, and the Veteran's Law Clinic. Practical experience can be obtained through other offerings including the General Externship Program, Public Interest Externships, Street Law, and the Legal Eagle Law Camp which was created to expose middle and high school students to the legal field. The camp program is co-sponsored by Durham Public Schools Community Education Program.

Pro bono opportunities are also available both within and outside of the law school through the NCCU School of Law Pro Bono Program. Offerings include the Driver's License Restoration Project, Elder Law Project, Foreclosure Prevention Program, Future Lawyers for Community Advancement, Hispanic Law Students Association Spanish Translators Initiative, Innocence Project®, Know Your Rights Immigration Law Project, and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA).

The law school has published the North Carolina Central Law Review, originally the North Carolina Central Law Journal, since 1967. It also publishes the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law Review.

NCCU School of Law's Career Services Office can be accessed by students and graduates in need of career planning or job placement services. Other resources provided by the office include workshops, seminars, on-campus interviews, resume collection services, and resume development.

More than 25 student organizations have also been established to enhance the educational experience including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Environmental Law Society (ELS), the Law Students Association, and Moot Court.



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