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NCCU Law Celebrates Class of 2024

NCCU School of Law conferred 144 Juris Doctor degrees on Friday, May 3, 2024, during its hooding ceremony at Kings Park International Church in Durham. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the nation’s first Black woman to hold the office, imparted to the graduating class in her closing remarks, “Class of 2024, you did not come this far to make small-minded people comfortable. You came here to this place to make a difference.”

Dean Patricia Timmons-Goodson personally greeted each student as they were ceremoniously hooded. The ceremony also commemorated the 85th anniversary of the law school’s founding and celebrated its Golden Legal Eagles. NCCU School of Law proudly stands as one of only six remaining Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) law schools in the nation.

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NCCU School of Law prepares students to become practice ready attorneys and leaders in the process of law and industry.

Welcome to NCCU School of Law

As Dean of NCCU School of Law, it is my great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to you. Our law school has a rich history and tradition of excellence in legal education, and we are thrilled to have you explore through our online platform all that we have to offer.

I invite you to learn more about what makes NCCU Law unique. As you explore our online platform, feel free to reach out to our dedicated staff, who are here to assist with any inquiries.

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Our 85th Anniversary

This year marks our 85th Anniversary. In celebration, NCCU School of Law will host a series of events to engage alumni and friends. The festivities will span the entire year and culminate in a gala event in October.  Learn more about the year-long celebration and schedule of events.

Technology Law and Policy center

NCCU School of Law was awarded a five-million-dollar, five -year social equity grant that provides summer internships for law students at Intel Corporation, mentoring, networking and scholarship opportunities for students.

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Your Journey to Law School Starts Here

NCCU School of Law is a nationally ranked leader in legal education, offering an array of clinical courses and opportunities that prepare practice-ready graduates for careers in public service, the private sector, and business.

Our JOINT Degree Programs

The North Carolina Central University School of Law offers several programs that can lead to the award of a joint degree:

Juris Doctor/Masters of Business (J.D./M.B.A.)

Juris Doctor/Masters of Library Science Information (J.D./M.L.S./M.I.S.)

Juris Doctor/Masters of Public Administration (J.D./M.P.A.)

Juris Doctor/Masters of Public Policy(J.D./M.P.P.) - with Duke University

Dean Browne C. Lewis

NCCU School of Law
Since 1939

 The mission of the North Carolina Central University School of Law is to provide a challenging and broad-based educational program designed to stimulate intellectual inquiry of the highest order, and to foster in each student a deep sense of professional responsibility and personal integrity so as to produce competent and socially responsible members of the legal profession.

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About NCCU SChool Of Law

The Law School is small by design; its impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through numerous centers and projects.

Welcome to the School of Law

NC Central’s School of Law prepares students to become practice ready attorneys and leaders in the process of law and industry.