Summer session provides an opportunity for law students from Carolina Law and from other law schools to earn academic credits. Classes begin the week after Commencement, and exams are held in mid-to-late June. Course selections include Evidence and Professional Responsibility as well as other upper-level courses like Advanced Legal Research and Externships. Students may register for up to six credits during the summer. Registration for more than six credits is considered an overload and is permitted only if authorized by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
ONLINE / ASYNCHRONOUS. This course will offer students the opportunity to expand their skills in using primary and secondary legal sources in the context of legal practice. The course covers a range of topics, including statutory and case law research, practice materials, specialized topical resources and cost-effective research strategies. Upon completion of this course, students will have gained experience formulating efficient research methodologies and evaluating sources of legal information in various formats. Course grades will be based on a series of research assignments and class participation. Students will earn Experiential credit for this course. Professors Aaron Kirschenfeld and Nicole Downing. (3 credit hours)
5/17/21 – 6/22/21
A comprehensive survey course, Evidence introduces students to all major aspects of the Federal Rules of Evidence through the problem-based method. The course covers the following topics: real and demonstrative evidence, relevancy, character evidence, the qualification of expert witnesses, examination of witnesses, credibility and impeachment, competency, hearsay, and privileges. The focus of this course will be on the practical application of the rules of evidence in the courtroom. Professor Catherine Dunham. (3 credit hours)
5/18/21 – 6/17/21
Final Exam: 6/24/21 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Regulation of the legal profession; lawyer advertising; trust accounting; lawyer-client relationship; conflicts of interest; confidentiality and privilege; ethical dilemmas in litigation. Thematic emphasis on professionalism and developing your identity in the legal community. Professor Carmen Bannon. (2 credit hours)
Monday 5:30-8:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am-12:00 pm
5/17/21 – 6/21/21
Final Exam: 6/25/21 9:00-11:00 am
NO CLASS MEETING MAY 29 OR MAY 31
The Summer Externship Program runs from Monday, May 17, (3-hour required orientation) through June 25. Rising 2Ls and rising 3Ls enrolled in the Summer Program earn 4 pass/fail units of credit. Students work on site at their externship approximately 29 hours per week for a total of 172 hours; submit weekly journals and time sheets; attend individual conferences with their faculty supervisor; and attend weekly class meetings (held on Fridays). In addition, students are required to attend the Monday, May 17, orientation program and one field trip TBA. Professors Maria Savasta-Kennedy and Rina Lyubkin. (4 credit hours)
5/17/21 – 6/25/21
Remote and In-Person (depending on the Externship site)
This experiential course provides an introduction to taking and defending a deposition. Students will learn how to examine a deponent efficiently and strategically and how to deal with objections. Students will also learn how to prepare a witness for deposition and how to defend the witness and the deposition record. Special issues relating to remote depositions and expert witness depositions will also be covered. The relevant rules of civil procedure and professional responsibility will be discussed, but the focus of the course is on developing the relevant lawyering skills.
This is a performance-based course that will take place during two intensive weekend sessions. A Friday afternoon lecture will provide an overview of the techniques to be used. All day-sessions on Saturday and Sunday will be devoted to simulation performance and critique with students alternating between the roles of witness, examiner, and defender. Professor Joe Kennedy. (2 credit hours)
Tuesday,Thursday 7:00-9:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
5/18/21 – 6/6/21
NO CLASS MEETING MAY 25, 27, 29, 30
Registration for summer session opens in mid-March and closes in mid-May. Late registration may include a fee. All Carolina Law and visiting students must register by and attend classes the first week of summer session. If you have questions about registration, please contact the Carolina Law Registrar’s Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition and Fees
Residents: $347.53 per credit hour
Non-residents: $682.53 per credit hour
Tuition may be paid online via ConnectCarolina or by mail to University Cashier, Suite 2215 SASB North, CB #1400, 450 Ridge Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1400.
Visiting Students Summer Session Registration
Students from law schools other than Carolina Law may register for summer session. A residency determination establishes if students should have in-state or out-of-state tuition. Apply for residency.
The registration form and a letter of good standing should be received in late March/early April to be considered for early registration. Visiting students who do not complete registration by early May may be required to pre-pay tuition/fees or provide proof of financial aid prior to registration.
Visiting students should complete the registration form and submit a letter of good standing from your Registrar or Academic Dean to:
Law Registrar’s Office
Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, CB# 3380
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380