Charlotte School of Law
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|Charlotte School of Law|
ABA Provisional Accreditation: 2008Full ABA Accreditation: 2011
|Type||For-Profit Law School|
|Location||Charlotte, North Carolina, USA|
Charlotte School of Law (CharlotteLaw) is a for-profit law school in Charlotte, North Carolina. The campus is located on South College Street in Uptown Charlotte. The school was founded in 2006. The school received full accreditation from the ABA on June 10, 2011.
According the law professor blog The Faculty Lounge, 38.5% of the Class of 2012 was employed in full-time, long-term positions requiring bar admission, ranking 179th out of 197 law schools. 
Average student loan debt
The average Class of 2009 graduate had $113,793 of student loan debt.
Charlotte School of Law offers a full-time program and a part-time program. The part-time program can be completed during the day or in the evening. The law school also offers both fall and spring start dates for incoming first-year students. Both programs require the completion of 90 credit hours for graduation.
The Charlotte School of Law attracts applicants from not only North and South Carolina, but also from all over the United States. For the class of 2009, the average median LSAT score of admitted students was 152; the median GPA was 3.13.
The mission of the Charlotte School of Law library is to meet the legal information needs of Charlotte School of Law students and faculty. The library’s collection supports the practice-ready curriculum of Charlotte School of Law and meets or exceeds the accreditation standards of the American Bar Association. Attorneys, judges, and other legal professionals may use the library through its membership program. The library is also open to the general public in the law school's new facility.
Charlotte School of Law has the largest and most comprehensive law collection in the Charlotte metropolitan area. That collection includes United States statutes, regulations and case law (decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, the circuit courts of appeal, and U.S. district courts); case law and statutes of all 50 states; an extensive collection of North Carolina and South Carolina digests, encyclopedias, practice guides, and continuing legal education materials; major treatises in banking and finance, commercial law, constitutional law, environmental and natural resources law, education law, intellectual property, corporate and securities, civil and criminal procedure, administrative law, e-commerce, and international law; U.S. congressional materials dating back to the 18th century; over 800 full text law journals online; Westlaw, LexisNexis, and other major online legal research services; U.S., N.C., and S.C. historical collections on microfiche; and resources for LSAT and bar exam preparation, as well as academic and professional success.
Student Bar Association - Executive
Student Bar Association - Senate
Phi Alpha Delta
Women in Law
CharlotteLaw Diversity Alliance
LGBT Legal Society
Part-Time Student Association
International Law Society
American Constitution Society
Environmental Legal Society
CharlotteLaw Republican Society
CharlotteLaw Global Poker & Strategi
CharlotteLaw Sports & Entertainment
Black Law Student Association
Real Estate Law Society
Order of the Crown (Scholastic Leadership Society)
Parents Attending Law School
Public service and experiential learning
Charlotte School of Law has adopted mandatory pro bono and community service requirements. All students must complete 20 hours of pro bono service and 10 hours of community service prior to graduation. Pro bono service includes legal-related assistance to persons of limited means in the community. Community service includes volunteer services to the underserved members or interests of the community.
Through participation in these programs, students receive valuable practical skills and exposure to the need for a lifelong commitment to public service. Students who exemplify a commitment to pro bono service or community service may be eligible to receive recognition or an award at graduation.
The Charlotte Law Review, a student-edited scholarly legal journal, publishes two issues yearly, a Spring Journal and a Fall Journal, with hopes of publishing its first Symposium Edition by 2013. The Law Review accepts manuscripts for consideration from sources both within and outside the Charlotte Law School community, consistent with the highest standards of legal scholarship.
- Jay Conison (’81) Named Dean of Charlotte School of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, February 21, 2013, accessed March 18, 2013.
- Rosin, Gary. "Full Rankings: Bar Admission Required, Full-Time, Long Term", The Faculty Lounge, 30 March 2013. Retrieved on 2 May 2013.