Charlotte School of Law

By | March 2, 2019

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Forrest Stanford
Application deadline N/A
Full-time program application fee $0
Part-time program application fee $0
Besides the fall semester, can enter in winter/spring

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 69.0% – High
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.00
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 148

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 69.7%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 146-151
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.61-3.33
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.01
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 149

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 61.7%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 143-150
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.53-3.16
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 2.92
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 147

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
JDMBA
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Our mission focused program prepares more effective lawyers in a student centered environment through rigorous academic engagement to help them toward practice readiness. Through experiential learning clinics in areas where gaps exist in legal services to underrepresented groups, students get real world legal practice. Students are required to do pro bono and community service hours.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 96
Seminars 19
Positions available in seminars 375
Positions available in simulation courses 92
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 204
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Our 27 student organizations engage in service projects beyond the school in activities that include tutoring, helping w/foreclosure issues & clean up days. Our moot court and trial court teams have gained stature by winning and/or placing in international competitions. The Law Review brings nationally recognized speakers to the area for symposia in addition to publishing a journal.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 175
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year “small section” N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 195
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 63
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 63
Full-time students involved in field placements 43
Full-time students involved in law journals 38
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 18
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 6

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 60
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars 63
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses 21
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses 17
Part-time students involved in field placements 13
Part-time students involved in law journals 5
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 5
Part-time students enrolled in independent study 2

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 21.5:1 – High
Full- and part-time faculty 79
Full-time minority faculty 35.9%
Part-time minority faculty 15.0%
Total faculty 97
Total faculty (men) 44.3%
Total faculty (women) 55.7%
Total faculty (minorities) 27.8%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Law Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

RNP in Part-time Law

Law Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.3
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 1.8
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.6-3.31
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.00
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 145-151
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 148
Acceptance rate 69.0% – High
Student-faculty ratio 21.5:1 – High
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 90.1% – Medium
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 84.1% – Medium
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NC
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 77.5%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 1151

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 953

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 198

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 19.4%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 3.1%
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 11.5%
Female students discontinuing law school 13.6%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Lauren Mack
Financial aid phone () –
Financial aid application deadline N/A

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $36,916 per year
Part-time: $29,850 per year
Room and board $10,440
Books $1,920
Miscellaneous expenses $5,655
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? No
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? No

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 53.7%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 3.6%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.1%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $9,500
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $5,000–$12,000
Full-time students receiving grants 57.4%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 25.3%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 0.5%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $7,500
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $5,000–$9,600
Part-time students receiving grants 25.8%

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $100,417
Proportion who borrowed 88.8%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 8,476
Microform titles 65,142
Electronic titles 58,859
Other non-book titles 251
Total titles 132,167
Volumes (excluding microforms) 79,442
Volume equivalent microforms 34,265
Total volumes and volume equivalents 113,707
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia No

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 105
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule N/A
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 48
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 47
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 62
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 4
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 96
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule N/A
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 48
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 43
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 40
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 8

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 5
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 8
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 20
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 21
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 7
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? Yes

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 21,203
Total seats available for library users 435
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) Located in a state of the art facility close to the central business district of the city, with free parking, our building provides wireless connection throughout and features technology smart classrooms, an electronic moot court, clinic space and space for student and faculty interaction. The library provides spectacular views of the city, expansive seating and ample group study rooms.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NC
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 84.1% – Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 77.5%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 81
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 90.1%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown N/A
Graduates whose employment status is known N/A
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work N/A

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 4.9%
Graduates whose employment status is known 95.1%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 90.1%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 1.2%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 1.2%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 2.5%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $44,850
Median private sector starting salary $45,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $61,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 38%
Median public service starting salary N/A

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 2.7%
Percent employed in business and industry 23.3%
Percent employed in government 11.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 0.0%
Percent employed in law firms 54.8%
Percent employed in public interest 6.8%
Percent employed in an unknown field 1.4%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 70%
Graduates employed out-of-state 17.8%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 9
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) N/A
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) N/A
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) N/A
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) N/A
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) N/A
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) N/A
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) N/A
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) N/A
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) N/A
Employment location unknown 12.3%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations Our Center for Professional Development is committed to supporting students in all stages of the career planning process, including counseling, on-campus interviews, online databases, workshops, panels and job fairs, using top technologies and law school consortium best practices. We are a member of NALP, the Online System for Clerkship Applications & Review and other associations and services.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 68.5%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 94.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 20.6%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 60.0%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 6.9%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 20.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 4.1%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 33.3%