NCCU School of Law

NCCU School of Law is proud to be a law school that produces practice-ready attorneys who become leaders and serve their communities around the state and nation.

We empower our graduates to become highly competent and socially responsible lawyers and leaders committed to public service and to meeting the needs of underserved communities.

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

2023 Fall Commencement Information

The baccalaureate ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 9th at 9 a.m. followed by the graduate and professional ceremony at 2 p.m., both in McDougald-McLendon Arena, 700 E. Lawson St.  Both ceremonies will stream live on the university’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel. 

To ensure the safety of NCCU’s graduates and guests at both commencement ceremonies, attendees will be required to go through a security check. The university will also implement its clear bag policy. All permissible bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC, and less than 12” x 12”x 6”. Exceptions will be made for medical and baby needs. Small wristlets and clutches (less than 4.5” x 6.5” x 1”) with or without a strap are permitted.

Welcome Class of 2026

NCCU School of Law Welcomes former Supreme Court of North Carolina, Associate Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson as Dean

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Support Your Legal Eagles at NCCU

Your decision to support the law school today helps us achieve the goal of providing an excellent legal education. Regardless of why you chose to give or the size of your gift, we thank you. Your support does make a difference — quite likely more than you know. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. View flier here for more information.

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Social Justice and Racial Equity Institute

Inspired in 2020, the SJREI addresses systemic racism and other forms of inequality through interdisciplinary problem solving that researches the legacy of racial injustice and advances a just and prosperous society for all people.

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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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

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.

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.

Your Journey Through 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.

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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.