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.
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 advanced search techniques for statutory, administrative, and case law research. 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. Professor Nicole Downing. 2 credit hours
5/09/22 – 6/14/22
Counts towards the Experiential requirement for UNC School of Law
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. Professors Catherine Dunham and Annie Scardulla. 3 credit hours.
5/11/22 – 6/09/22; Final Exam: 6/16/22
Regulation of the legal profession; lawyer advertising; trust accounting; lawyer-client relationship; conflicts of interest; confidentiality and privilege; ethical dilemmas in litigation. Intended to prepare students for MPRE. Thematic emphasis on professionalism and developing your identity in the legal community. Professor Carmen Bannon. 2 credit hours.
5/10/22 – 6/14/22; Final Exam: 6/17/22
The Summer Externship Program runs from Monday, May 9, 2022 (3-hour required orientation) through June 17, 2022. 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 28 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 9, orientation program and one field trip TBA. Professors Maria Savasta-Kennedy and Rina Lyubkin. 4 credit hours.
REMOTE / SYNCRHONOUS. This class is designed primarily for students interested in or already pursuing judicial clerkships after graduation. Students will track the life cycle of an appeal from initial briefing through final opinion and beyond. Through in-class exercises and out-of-class writing assignments, students will learn about the behind-the-scenes mechanics of an appellate court and develop their skills in synthesizing arguments and drafting clear and complete bench briefs, judicial opinions, and more. Grades will be based on class participation and three out-of-class writing assignments. Professor Sara Warf. 3 credit hours.
5/11/22 – 6/13/22
Counts towards the RWE requirement for UNC School of Law
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: $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: