Why Carolina Law

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A rigorous blend of academic and practical skills

Your years at Carolina Law will take you far beyond the books.You’ll have a chance to study core legal subjects while honing your analytical, research and writing skills. We also offer more than 100 externships, ten clinical programs, six journals, 50+ student organizations, an exceptional pro bono program, and numerous trial advocacy and mock trial programs to ensure you have the practical experience you need for a successful legal career.

High promise and low debt 

An unrivaled legal education combined with low debt upon graduation means you can go anywhere and practice the kind of law that interests you.

World-class faculty and deep student engagement

Carolina Law’s reputation among legal scholars is consistently within the top 25 strongest in the United States, according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranking. Through the school’s clinics, academic centers and institutes, these distinguished experts tackle the toughest issues and will work with you to analyze, evaluate and explore current and emerging legal areas.

A devoted alumni network

With more than 11,000 alumni practicing in all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, our students are able to engage with a large network of Carolina Law graduates who can help you make connections, find jobs and grow professionally.