Charlotte School of Law

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Charlotte School of Law
Charlotte School of Law.jpg
Type For-Profit Law School
Established

2006

ABA Provisional Accreditation: 2008

Full ABA Accreditation: 2011
Dean Jay Conison[1]
Academic staff
100+
Students 1200+
Location Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Campus Urban
Website http://www.charlottelaw.edu

Charlotte School of Law (Charlotte Law), located in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a for-profit college that was established in 2006, provisionally accredited in 2008 and fully accredited by the ABA in 2011. Charlotte Law is owned by the InfiLaw System which also owns Florida Coastal School of Law and Arizona Summit Law School.

Campus[edit]

Charlotte School of Law is located at 201 South College Street in Uptown Charlotte. The building contains classrooms, the school's law library, an appellate courtroom, offices, and the school bookstore.

Academics[edit]

The school offers a 3+3 partnership with Johnson C. Smith University. Students complete 3 years at Johnson C. Smith and then enroll in law school, completing both a bachelor's degree and JD in 6 years. [2]

Initiatives[edit]

Charlotte School of Law students can participate in the Moot Court Program. Members of the Charlotte School of Law’s Moot Court Board are selected through an intra-school competition organized and run by students and judged by members of the legal community. The intra-school competition is named after Susie Marshall Sharpe, North Carolina’s first female state Supreme Court Chief Justice.

The Charlotte Law Review, a student-edited scholarly legal journal, publishes two issues yearly, a Spring and a Fall Journal, with plans of publishing its first Symposium Edition. The Law Review accepts manuscripts for consideration from sources both within and outside the Charlotte Law School community.

Student organizations[edit]

  • Student Bar Association - Executive
  • Student Bar Association - Senate
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Women in Law
  • CharlotteLaw Cares
  • CharlotteLaw Diversity Alliance
  • LGBT Legal Society
  • Federalist Society
  • Part-Time Student Association
  • International Law Society
  • American Constitution Society
  • Environmental Legal Society
  • Moot Court
  • Law Review
  • CharlotteLaw Republican Society
  • CharlotteLaw Global Poker & Strategic
  • CharlotteLaw Sports & Entertainment
  • Black Law Student Association
  • Real Estate Law Society
  • Order of the Crown (Scholastic Leadership Society)
  • Parents Attending Law School

Employment[edit]

According to Charlotte's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 30.3% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation.[3] Charlotte's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 37.7%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2013 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation.[4]

ABA Employment Summary for 2013 Graduates[5]
Employment Status Percentage
Employed - Bar Passage Required
  
43.71%
Employed - J.D. Advantage
  
30.0%
Employed - Professional Position
  
6.0%
Employed - Non-Professional Position
  
2.29%
Employed - Undeterminable
  
0.0%
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time
  
2.0%
Unemployed - Start Date Deferred
  
1.14%
Unemployed - Not Seeking
  
0.86%
Unemployed - Seeking
  
13.14%
Employment Status Unknown
  
0.86%
Total of 350 Graduates

Costs[edit]

The total cost of attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) at Charlotte for the 2013-2014 academic year is $41,000.[6] The Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $194,000.

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