Summer Session

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Carolina Law’s Summer Session typically begins soon after May Commencement, lasts six weeks, and offers various courses for students from UNC and other law schools. Students may enroll in a maximum of 6 credits. In 2023, Between May 15 and June 23, students can earn between 1 and 4 credits in the courses listed below. Please note that:

  • nearly all of the instruction will occur remotely,
  • four courses are pass/fail (Deposition Skills, Externship, Transactional Law Research, Transition to the Profession),
  • Professional Responsibility and Evidence have final exams, and
  • the other courses have no exam.

One Credit Courses

Deposition Skills (7:00-9:00 PM June 6, 7, 8 and 9 AM to 5 PM June 10 & 11)
Restorative Justice (Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 PM)
Transactional Law Research (Begins May 15; Asynchronous)
Transition to the Profession (Monday & Wednesday 6-7:30 PM; Begins May 17; No Class May 29 or June 19)

Two Credit Courses

Advanced Legal Research (Begins May 15; Asynchronous)
Judicial Clerkship Writing (Monday through Wednesday 7-8 PM through June 15)
Professional Responsibility (Tuesdays 5:30-8:00 PM Plus 9:30 AM to 12 PM on these Saturdays: May 20 and June 3 & 10)

Three Credit Course

Evidence (12-1 PM Monday through Thursday Plus Friday Asynchronous Instruction: No Class May 29 & June 19)

Four Credit Course

Externship (Orientation May 15; Friday Meetings either 10-11:30 or 10:30 to 12:00)

Registration

Registration for the 2023 summer session opens at 8:00 AM on Thursday, March 23, 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 srsessom@email.unc.edu.

Tuition and Fees

UNC will set 2023 summer fees in March. We expect some increase from 2022 summer fees, which were, per credit, Residents $472 and Non-Residents $1,056. 

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: