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University of North Carolina School of Law

University of North Carolina School of Law

+1 919-962-5106

Van Hecke-Wettach Hall 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380

The University of North Carolina School of Law is a public institution founded in 1845, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It accepted 15.46% of its 2,866 applicants in fall of 2021 and enrolled 199 students. The median LSAT score of enrolled students is 164, with a range of 162 to 166. GPAs range from 3.6 to 3.83, a median GPA of 3.73.

Students studied 52 different majors at 99 undergraduate institutions across 26 U.S states, the United Kingdom, and China. 55% of students are from North Carolina. The age range of students is 20 to 39 but the median age is 23. 17% of students are 28 or older. First-generation students make up 34% of the student population, and 8% have a graduate degree. 28% of students come from a minority background, 54% are women, and 8% are veterans.

UNC requires 2 letters of recommendation with an optional third letter accepted. The application fee is $75, and tuition is $24,522 for in-state students and $44,734 for out-of-state students. Every student is considered for scholarships at the time of application.

There are 20 available concentrations including Juvenile Law, Privacy Law, and Health Law. Ten dual degree options are also available including an M.P.P. program in association with Duke University. 93% of students participate in the pro bono program, which boasts 31 thousand hours of work since its establishment in 1997.

The University of North Carolina School of Law externship program offers students hands-on lawyering experiences in a variety of different settings where they receive academic credit. UNC is ranked 26th in strongest faculty in America according to the U.S. News and has a student/faculty ratio of 11:1.

92.2% of students are employed ten months after graduating, averaging a salary of $100,353. 97.24% passed the bar within two years of graduation. From the class of 2021, 66 graduates work in law firms of less than 250 members, and 52 work in firms larger than 250. 55% of graduates are employed in private practice.

Over 48% of graduates are employed outside of North Carolina, with Washington, D.C. and New York being the most popular locations. 18 graduates from the class of 2021 work in a career where obtaining a JD is an advantage. 13.9% of graduates work in a clerkship position, which include 7 working at a federal level, and 8 working at state and local levels. 9.4% of graduates work in government, 6% work in public interest, and 2% work in academia. The median salary of graduates is .

Chapel Hill is ranked one of the best university towns in the United States and has a multitude of recreational opportunities for a vast array of interests. These include parks, museums, and sports facilities. The University also offers more than 50 student organizations that host events and activities open to all.

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3 Years

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Employed 10 months post graduation:

    • First Generation Students: 34
    • International students: -
    • Average age(years): 23
    • Minority students: 28%
    • Women: 54%
    • Veterans: 8%
    • LGBTQ: -
    • Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 97.24%
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 66
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 52
    • Median salary of graduate: -

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