Aithyni Rucker, the CPD’s Diversity Career Opportunity Coordinator, was published in this month’s NALP bulletin. Her article is entitled The Diversity Professional: Getting Your CSO in the Game Through Creative Programming and Outreach. She co-authored the article with Jenia Bacote, Assistant Director for Career Communications at Mercer University.
Congratulations, Aithyni, on this accomplishment!
The LLM in American Legal Studies program is offered to foreign trained attorneys and is a one-year, 24 credit hour program that provides students with the opportunity to pursue a flexible course of study tailored to their interests, or to complete the coursework required to be eligible to sit for the New York Bar Exam. Both options provide students with significant legal training and a strong understanding of U.S. law.
For the Fall 2014 class, Charlotte Law welcomed 10 students representing India, Colombia, Peru, Lithuania, Jamaica, Romania, and Germany. Several full and partial tuition scholarship opportunities to qualified applicants will continue to be offered through the LL.M. Ambassador Scholarship program. In order to be eligible for consideration, a prospective student must simply submit his application for the LL.M program. To apply please visit LSAC at www.lsac.org. For these significant scholarship opportunities, highly qualified candidates are chosen who possess the following characteristics:
- Qualifying first foreign degree in law;
- High academic achievement;
- Demonstrated capacity for leadership and teamwork;
- Superior personal awareness;
- Ability to contribute to the practice, development and study of law;
- Commitment to service;
- Contribution to a globally diverse student population;
- Ability to master legal studies in English; and
- Willingness to serve as an LL.M. alumni leader and ambassador for CSL.
We are still accepting applications for our Spring 2015 class beginning in January. There is no application fee for first-time applicants and no fee waiver code is needed when you apply online through the LSAC website.
More information about the one-year, 24-credit LL.M. program and the LL.M. Ambassador Scholarship can be found at www.charlottelaw.edu/llm. No additional application is required to be considered for any of Charlotte School of Law’s LL.M. scholarships, including the LL.M. Ambassador Scholarship.
CSL is leading the higher education industry in enhancing learning outcomes and raising standards for experiential learning to prepare our students to be practice-ready.
Below is a front page article in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly about the recent change to ABA Standard 303(a) which now requires students to take 6 credits of experiential learning courses, and features interviews with Charlotte School of Law Deans Camille Davidson, Kama Pierce, and Carlos Pauling.
Law schools are sizing up recent changes to American Bar Association accreditation standards
Recent changes to the American Bar Association’s law school accreditation rules should mean minor adjustments for most of North Carolina’s law schools, if first impressions of several school leaders are correct. On Aug. 11 in Boston — after six years of comprehensive review — …
Read more: http://nclawyersweekly.com/2014/09/02/new-rules-for-schools-2/#ixzz3FYWViEot
Our faculty serve as consultants to local media outlets when topics arise that align with their individual specializations.
Here’s an example:
Constitutional law professor Scott Broyles was recently interviewed by WBTV about the state’s gay marriage ban.
The Charlotte School of Law library maintains copies of the North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions (Civil, Criminal and Motor Vehicle Negligence) in print, in the Reference Carolinas section. These pattern jury instructions are useful as a starting point for anyone creating jury instructions for a specific case. The instructions have been drafted by the N.C. Conference of Superior Court Judges and have been coordinated by the University of North Carolina School of Government.
Until Monday, October 6th, the North Carolina Bar Association had provided electronic access to these instructions by means of a licensing agreement involving FastCase, the North Carolina Bar Association and the University of North Carolina School of Government. The NCBA’s license is not being renewed.
The School of Government has licensed the exclusive electronic rights to CX Corp. Subscription access to the electronic editions of the Pattern Jury Instructions are available directly through CX Corp at www.ncpji. Members of the North Carolina Bar Association may be entitled to a discount for a one-time subscription and annual updates. Questions regarding how to secure the discount should be addressed to Joyce Brafford (email@example.com or 919-996-4377).