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NC law schools award close to 1,500 degrees

North Carolina’s seven law schools wrapped up another round of commencements this month, granting law degrees to approximately 1,490. Here’s a look at the totals. Campbell University School of Law, May 9, 250 graduates. North Carolina Central University School of ...

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Charlotte School of Law: Let’s make a deal

The email solicitation almost has the feel of a late-night infomercial. If you act now, they’ll also throw in a free iPad. But the sender isn’t offering a new gadget no modern kitchen should be without—the pitch is for a legal education at Charlotte School of Law. And Charlotte is surely not the only law school laboring to fill seats for the incoming first-year class.

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More schools, fewer students

The laws of supply and demand may apply to legal education after all. Eight years ago, over 100,000 students applied to law school nationally, but this year, in the face of relentlessly downbeat news about the employment prospects for lawyers, applications have cratered. Only about 67,000 applicants are expected — but the number of accredited law schools is higher than ever.

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Charlotte School of Law, UNCC team up to offer joint degree program

The Charlotte School of Law is planning to offer a dual program that will enable students to simultaneously obtain law degrees and master’s degrees in business administration beginning in the fall of 2012. The school will partner with the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte, said Charlotte School of Law President Dennis Stone (pictured). Stone said student admissions surveys showed incoming law students were most interested in a joint degree program involving business administration.

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As Duke University waits for the American Bar Association to approve its brand-new master’s degree for judges, two recently established North Carolina law schools have received accreditation from the ABA. At meeting June 10 in Salt Lake City, the ABA gave a thumbs-up to the Charlotte School of Law and Elon University School of Law, in Greensboro.

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