About The School of Law

Located in Durham, NC, North Carolina Central University School of Law offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational with outstanding faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and a strong focus for public service. 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.

North Carolina Central University School of Law was founded in 1939 to provide opportunities for African American students to become lawyers. Embracing our heritage, our mission is to provide a quality, personalized, practice-oriented, and affordable legal education to historically underrepresented students from diverse backgrounds to increase diversity in the legal profession. We empower our graduates to become highly competent and socially responsible lawyers and leaders committed to public service and to meeting the needs of under-served communities.

In achieving this mission, the Law School subscribes to the following joint statement of the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, and the Law School Admissions Council:

A student body that is diverse concerning sex, ethnicity, and race, and economic, educational, and experiential backgrounds is essential to legal education. Ours is a diverse society, and thus law students, before entering the legal profession, must obtain both a wide range of perspectives concerning the impact of the law on various segments of our population and a deeper understanding of law and justice in an increasingly complex society.

This statement is particularly poignant for a law school founded to educate African-Americans. In keeping with its historical role, an essential aspect of the Law School’s mission is to attract capable persons from diverse backgrounds who are committed to public service and to meeting the needs of people and communities that are under-served by or that are under-represented in the legal profession.

The following address is for the Office of the Consultant on Legal Education:

Office of the Consultant on Legal Education /
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312.988.6738 Fax: 312.988.5681