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.
As a historically African-American institution, we continually seek to enhance our focus on civil rights and to strengthen our ties to the community. The Charles Hamilton Houston Endowed Chair was established by Frank Anderson and Susan Powell to bring a prominent civil rights law professor to the School of Law to lecture in the areas of constitutional and civil rights law. The Chair has been held by such attorneys as Judge Charles Becton, Fred Gray, Julius Chambers, Alvin Chambliss, Jr. and Janelle Byrd-Chichester. In 2007, the Law School launched a Civil Rights and Constitutional Law Concentration for students interested in developing a deeper understanding of civil rights law and history.