Topics: UNC School of Law

UNC School of Law was founded in 1845 and has been approved by the American Bar Association since 1928. It is home to centers and initiatives that offer expertise in civil rights, banking, environmental law, intellectual property, entrepreneurial and securities law, critical studies, bankruptcy and constitutional inquiry. There are approximately 740 students enrolled currently, and the school has about 10,000 living alumni.

'Love thy neighbor and welcome the stranger': NC churches provide sanctuary for immigrants

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North Carolina churches are coming together to offer sanctuary to immigrants and families facing deportation.


Tim Duane speaks about the scope of presidential power in environmental regulation

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Tim Duane, professor of environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, gave a lecture Tuesday exploring the scopes and limits of presidential power towards environmental deregulation at the UNC School of Law, just days after the Environmental Protection Agency cut roughly 400 employees under President Donald Trump’s administration. 


BOG bans academic center litigation. Future of the Center for Civil Rights uncertain.

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After months of protest and debate, the UNC Board of Governors voted to ban litigation at all UNC-system academic centers Friday. 


Students, faculty and community members march in anticipation of Center for Civil Rights BOG vote

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Students, University faculty and community members gathered Thursday to protest the potential Board of Governors decision to stop the UNC Center for Civil Rights from litigating.


Civil Rights Center's fate in the hands of BOG's Friday vote

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Though Mark Dorosin, managing attorney at the Center, might lose his job on Friday, he is more worried about what’s at stake if the center closes, and what will happen to the communities who would no longer be able to call the Center for Civil Rights an ally.


Professor's new podcast revisits stories of Japanese-American internment

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An elderly man goes missing in the desert. A group of boys are punished for sledding. A top-notch college student is prevented from graduating. This is life under World War ll Japanese American internment, and these are some of the stories Professor Eric Muller plans to tell through his podcast series, “Scapegoat Cities,” to be released this fall. 


NC House preserves law school funding

The NC House of Representatives took out a spending proposed by the Senate cut to slash UNC’s Law School’s funding by 30 percent. However, the North Carolina General Assembly budget is not finalized.


The Center for Civil Rights is disputing Board of Governors' claims

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Julius Chambers, who would later win a landmark case against school segregation in the U.S. Supreme Court, graduated first in his class from UNC School of Law in 1962.


Concert fundraises for UNC Center for Civil Rights

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UNC’s Center for Civil Rights took center stage at a benefit concert — part of ongoing efforts to resist a proposal by the UNC-system Board of Governors — at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, North Carolina on Sunday.


UNC School of Law holds event to get students to protect Center for Civil Rights

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Students paid tribute to distinguished UNC graduate Julius Chambers at an event by the UNC School of Law that urged attendees to respond to the Board of Governors’ evaluation of the UNC Center for Civil Rights.


N.C. judicial elections will be partisan following legislature's override of Cooper's veto

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N.C. judges will soon run for office in partisan elections after the state Senate overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of House Bill 100 last Thursday.


Chapel Hill Town Council passes resolution to support state torture investigation

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The Chapel Hill Town Council passed a resolution supporting the North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture to investigate the state’s involvement in torture practices after 9/11.


Trump issues revised travel ban on 6 Muslim-majority countries

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President Donald Trump issued a new executive order Monday banning immigration from six Muslim-majority countries — this time, leaving Iraq off the list.


UNC law panel discusses precedent for Trump's executive orders

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Politicians aren’t the only ones debating President Donald Trump’s executive orders — a panel hosted by the UNC School of Law took on the topic Wednesday afternoon.


Trump expected to sign executive order limiting refugees from Muslim countries

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President Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders that would temporarily halt the immigration of Syrian refugees and suspend the visas of citizens from seven Middle Eastern and African countries.


Hearings for Trump cabinet picks draw national controversy

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Confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks continued this week, stirring partisan debate in the U.S. Senate over candidates’ qualifications.


Electoral College system contentious after Trump election

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The Electoral College cast their ballots Dec. 19 to make the nomination of Donald Trump as President-elect official, leaving some to question the importance of the individual vote.


Burr vows to block Supreme Court nominees under Clinton

Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina said last month he will continue to block any Supreme Court justice nominations by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton if she is elected. 


Supreme Court to hear NC sex offender case

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to consider a case regarding an N.C. law that bars sex offenders from accessing and registering for websites that allow minors to post. 


Law school students organize against the use of animals in emergency medical training

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Though many medical schools across the country have put an end to animal testing, UNC School of Medicine still has students operating on live animals.


UNC School of Law adjusting to new faculty

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From hiring new faculty to planning for the future and opening communication, the UNC School of Law is growing into a more competitive school. 


Charlotte Mayor celebrates National Coming Out Day at UNC School of Law

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said she did not foresee the extent the state would go to repeal a Charlotte ordinance that protected the rights of LGBTQ individuals.


Nina Totenberg discusses women in the workforce

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Addressing a large crowd at Memorial Hall Tuesday night, Nina Totenberg, an NPR correspondent, discussed her journey as one of the few female journalists in a newsroom full of men.


UNC law school facing declining application rates

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UNC’s School of Law is experiencing the same decline in application rates that are affecting the rest of the law schools in the country. 

The school had 1,442 applicants to class of 2018, extended 643 offers and ended up with 224 matriculants. 

Bianca Mack, assistant dean for admissions, attributes the decline in applicants to several factors, including a surplus of recent law graduates crowding the job market. 

“I think a couple things have happened over the years.


Transgender teen joins House Bill 2 lawsuit

The case against House Bill 2 just met its youngest plaintiff — a junior in high school.