2021 Commencement Exercises


Class of 2021!

Friday, May 7, 2021

at 8am

at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium



Law School Cords

1. Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (new): red, black
2. African Law Students Association: red, black, yellow
3. American Constitution Society: red, silver
4. Bankruptcy Council (new): red, white
5. Black Law Students Association: red, black, green
6. Business Law Society: maroon, gold
7. Christian Legal Society: maroon, white
8. Civil Rights and Constitutional Law Society: black, silver
9. Death Penalty Project: navy blue, maroon
10. Dime Initiative: black, gold
11. Durham Maroons: white, yellow, maroon
12. Environmental Law Review: Kelly green, black
13. Environmental Law Society: dark green, gold
14. Hispanic Law Students Association: orange
15. Innocence Project: royal blue, light blue
16. Intellectual Property Law Society: navy blue, silver
17. International Law Society: navy blue, green
18. Law School Democrats, royal blue, white
19. Moot Court Board: royal blue
20. Native American Law Student Association: red, black, white
21. NC Central Law Review: silver
22. Outlaw Alliance: rainbow
23. Phi Alpha Delta: purple, gold
24. Phi Delta Phi: red, blue, yellow
25. Pro Bono Council: green, gold
26. Public Interest Law Organization: purple, silver
27. Science and Intellectual Property Law Review: light blue
28. Sports and Entertainment Law Society: navy blue, red
29. Student Animal Legal Defense Fund: maroon
30. Trial Advocacy Board: red
31. Women’s Law Caucus: lilac
Law Regalia (Cap and Gown)

Law Regalia can be ordered through the NCCU Bookstore.   Contact the NCCU Bookstore for your cap and gown purchase. 

Certificate Programs

Law students that completed the additional requirements for a certification program will receive recognition in that subject matter area.  Please contact the Registrar’s office at lawregistrar@nccu.edu for information on this process.

  • Civil Rights and Constitutional Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Justice in the Practice of Law
  • Tax
Ceremonial Stoles

Students awarded Highest Honors will be wearing Gray Stoles at the ceremony Dean’s Ambassadors will be wearing Maroon Stoles at the ceremony.


The Executive Board Members of the following organizations will receive medallions:

  • Class of 2021 – Gray Ribbon
  • Environmental Law Review – Green Ribbon
  • Moot Court Board – Blue Ribbon
  • North Carolina Central Law Review – Black Ribbon
  • Trial Advocacy Board – Red Ribbon
  • Science and Intellectual Property Law Review – Maroon Ribbon
  • Student Bar Association – Purple Ribbon

Co-Curricular Organization Certificates

Members of co-curricular organizations receive a certificate commemorating their membership.

  • Law Review
  • Environmental Law Review
  • Science and Intellectual Property Law Review
  • Trial Advocacy Board
  • Moot Court
Graduate Composite Photography Session

Commemorate your achievement with a striking composite customized with the NCCU logo and colors. NCCU Law Graduation Composite photo sessions are taking place at the law school, by appointment only, on May 4th & 5th. You can pre-register for a photo session only if you have submitted your Graduate Employment Survey in Symplicity.  For details or to pre-register please contact the Office of the Associate Dean of Students at lawstudentaffairs@nccu.edu or call (919) 530-6365.

Graduate Employment Survey

Please log into Symplicity, navigate to the left hand side. Look under “My Account” and select “Graduate Employment Survey.” The deadline to complete the survey is April 15th and available in Symplicity at https://law-nccu-csm.symplicity.com/students/?signin_tab=0. If you have questions please contact Career Services at lawcareerservices@nccu.edu

Do you have a job yet? We can HELP!

If you are graduating and do not have a job yet please contact Career Services to have a 1:1 Career Coaching session as well as prioritized resume reviews, interview support, networking skills training, job search and placement services. Make a Career Coaching appoint at https://law-nccu-csm.symplicity.com/students/?signin_tab=021

Student Loan Exit Counseling

Complete an online Financial Aid Exit Counseling Session. Federal regulations require that all students who borrowed either Subsidized or Unsubsidized Federal here https://studentaid.gov/exit-counseling. You must do this as soon as possible, but no later than the April 23rd deadline . Once the exit counseling is complete, you are advised to print a copy for your records.