DevelopCarolina Law aspires to excel as a leader in public legal education and scholarship and to invest in areas of strength that are important to the economic future of North Carolina and beyond. Funding will support our Entrepreneurship Initiative, which will provide legal guidance to entrepreneurs at UNC when they are in their early stages of developing new business ideas. With your support, we will also ramp up initiatives focused on current critical issues, such as the Center for Banking and Finance and the Center for Climate, Energy, Environment and Economics (CE3) and hire faculty members with experience in corporate practice and intellectual property to lead clinics for Carolina Law students.
Increase the School’s CompetitivenessCarolina Law has a reputation for delivering a degree of exceptional value when compared to peer law schools. To remain competitive in the current legal education environment, it is critical that we achieve higher rankings and continue to attract talented, deserving students from in-state and out-of-state. To do this, we must (1) increase student scholarships, (2) strengthen faculty/staff retention and recruitment and (3) provide more experiential learning opportunities that prepare students for career success.
Hands-on clinic work at the UNC School of Law equipped Sarah Hoffman ’21 (J.D.) with skills to advocate for improved mental health resources in North Carolina prisons.
A new program in the UNC School of Law promotes and facilitates cooperation and collaboration among law students at Carolina and Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen in Germany.