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 Lawyering Soft Skills 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.
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, expert and scientific evidence, examination of witnesses, credibility and impeachment, competency, hearsay, the Confrontation clause, and privileges. The focus of this course will be on the practical application of the rules of evidence in the courtroom.
This course covers the legal ethics and rules governing the conduct of lawyers. Regulation of the legal profession; lawyer advertising; trust accounting; lawyer-client relationship; conflicts of interest; confidentiality and privilege; ethical dilemmas in litigation; client counseling.
This course is an overview to the nuts and bolts of listening and communicating like an attorney and counselor. The course will introduce students to the basic theory and techniques of client interviewing and counseling, negotiations, and conflict resolution that are necessary for effective representation of clients.
The Summer Externship Program runs from mid-May (3-hour required orientation) through mid-June. Rising 2Ls and rising 3Ls enrolled in the Summer Program earn 4 pass/fail units of credit. Students work on site at their externship 32 hours per week; 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 orientation program and one field trip.
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.
Tuition and Fees
Residents: $390 per credit hour
Non-residents: $720 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