NCCU School of Law

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

NCCU School of Law is proud to celebrate its 85th anniversary. As we reflect on the rich legacy of our law school, it is a pivotal moment for the community to come together and celebrate the achievements, contributions, and resilience that have defined NCCU School of Law over the past eight and a half decades.

Join Dean Patricia Timmons-Goodson on Friday, May 3, as we acknowledge and celebrate our Golden Legal Eagles from the classes of 1950, 1960, and 1970. For more information on 85th Anniversary events, click below. 

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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.

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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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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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.

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.