Academics 2019

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law offers two programs leading to the Juris Doctor degree: a full-time day program and a part-time evening program. Full-time professors and clinical instructors, including 28 women and 28 minorities, work with a number of distinguished adjunct and visiting professors to teach approximately 576 students in both programs. Students who attend the Law School range in age from 20 to 65 and have diverse education, socioeconomic backgrounds and professional experiences.

Day Program

Day Program students must successfully complete six semesters or three academic years for their degree requirements. Acceptance of an offer of admission to the Day Program represents a commitment to the full-time study of law.

Evening Program

The Evening Program is designed for particularly enterprising people who seek to earn a law degree while working full time.


The School of Law curriculum for both Day and Evening Program students provides the rigor and training necessary for students to successfully prepare to be an effective practitioner and advocate.


Joint Degree Programs

The School of Law offers multidisciplinary opportunities for students, offering joint degrees in the areas of library science, public administration, and business administration. Each joint degree program can be completed in a four-year period.


The Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law Institute’s mission is to make substantial contributions to the development of global biotechnology and pharmaceutical law, while our Dispute Resolution Institute’s mission is to advance the theory and practice of dispute resolution in the pursuit of justice and reconciliation between individuals and groups in conflict.

Certificate Program

Students at the School of Law are provided opportunity to earn graduate certificates in addition to their regular J.D. course of study.