May 1. Our priority application deadline is March 1. Applicants who wish to be considered for merit-based scholarships are strongly encouraged to apply by December 31. We will continue to admit people from the waitlist throughout spring and summer, including until the first day of orientation.
Approximately 180 students.
Approximately 1,400 annually.
We do not have a minimum LSAT requirement. Our median LSAT in recent years was 161. We do not have a minimum GPA requirement. Typically, you need to have good grades to be admitted to Carolina Law. Our median GPA range in recent years was 3.49-3.63 When evaluating an applicant’s undergraduate GPA, the Admissions Committee considers many factors, including trends in grades over the course of an academic career, how grades compare to the grades of peers from the same undergraduate institution, the undergraduate institution and/or degree program, extracurricular activities, and whether a person was employed while in school.
No. We do suggest having a well-rounded education that allowed you to develop critical and analytical thinking, reading comprehension, writing, and communication skill and ability.
The LSAT is offered multiple times a year, please see the LSAC website for the most up to date information.
For the fall application cycle we will accept LSAT scores up until March. We will not accept April scores for fall admission.
If you have multiple SAT scores, we base our admissions decisions on the highest score.
Carolina Law will accept LSAT scores that are up to five years old.
People who know you well, who think highly of you, and who can speak to your academic and/or professional achievements, your leadership potential, your time management and organization skills, your critical and analytical thinking skills, etc. If you are enrolled in school or have graduated a year or less prior to the date of applying to the School of Law, one of your letters must be from one of your professors.
Carolina Law is a great value at both the resident and non-resident rate. Our students receive an excellent education in a supportive atmosphere. See Tuition & Fees.
To qualify as a resident of North Carolina for application purposes, you must have established a legal residence in North Carolina at least 365 days prior to the application date. Questions to determine legal residence are completed as part of the supplemental application for admission. Depending on these responses, an applicant may be asked to complete the full North Carolina Residency Form before a final determination can be made. Residency decisions will only be made in conjunction with an application for admission. It is not possible to have a residency determination made prior to the submission of an application.
To qualify as a resident of North Carolina for tuition purposes, an applicant must have established a legal residence in North Carolina at least 365 days prior to the start of classes. See NC Residency Determination for further details.
See Tuition & Fees.
Yes. Law school is an investment in your future that requires hard work and sacrifice in pursuit of the valuable careers our alumni enjoy. At Carolina Law, we make every effort to help students meet the costs of their law school education. Merit scholarships are available, and no separate application is required, but your completed admission application must be submitted by the deadline. The Chancellors Scholars Program provides full tuition and fees to a select group of entering students, and other merit-based scholarships are available. These scholarships are renewed annually if you remain in good academic and disciplinary standing. Most students use loans to supplement or completely cover the cost of their legal education. More information about financing your education.
Yes! You may schedule an appointment to meet with an admissions representative; meet with a financial aid representative; tour the building (student-led during the academic year); and/or observe a first-year class.
Two-year deferrals are granted for Teach for America, Peace Corps, and AmeriCorps. Otherwise, one-year deferrals are available on a case-by-case basis. To obtain a deferral, a written request must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolina Law offers a variety of dual degree programs. [link to /academics/jd/dualdegree]
We do not conduct interviews that affect the admissions decision. You are welcome to make an appointment to visit the law school and meet with an admissions staff member to gain additional information and have your questions answered.
No. Our program is for full-time law students.