Summer Session

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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, Writing for Judicial Clerkships 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.

Advanced Legal Research
Professional Responsibility
Writing for Judicial Clerkships


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

Tuition and Fees

Residents: $472 per credit hour

Non-residents: $1,056 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 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 online registration form and submit a letter of good standing from your Registrar or Academic Dean to: