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Thursday October 6th

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.



Law students and professors at the UNC School of Law are working to raise awareness about the wealth inequality in law school and the legal field. They cite the fact that many law students take unpaid internships over the summer, especially in fields of "public interest."

Column: UNC Law devalues public interest work

"There are many factors that must go into budgetary decisions, some of which are indisputably valid. But public interest work is constantly devalued. It is devalued economically, in how different legal institutions are funded. It is devalued politically, in how public defenders and legal services are not invested in. It is devalued in labor, down to the extreme pay gap present even in summer internships."

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A ramp leads to the Old Well on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.

Column: Disabled people are experts on our own health

"Now, I’m assumed to add so little to my classes that it is perfectly acceptable when I’m not really a part of them. I see campus opening back up and administrators sticking their heads in the sand, and the only decision being delegated to me is whether or not I risk my life to attend my classes. That’s a difficult decision to make."

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Zachary Boyce, a first-year law student poses for a portrait in front of the Law School. Boyce had racist comments directed towards him by a fellow law student via zoom chat during class.

Racist incident during UNC law class raises questions about diversity and inclusion

Following an incident during a Zoom class where one student was accused of making racist remarks toward a student of color, some UNC law students wrote a letter asking for the school's administration to condemn the words and actions of the student. The letter and an accompanying petition were presented to the administration and gathered over 360 signatures from current students, alumni and professors in the law school.

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The Van Hecke-Wettach Hall hosts UNC's School of Law.

UNC School of Law responds to letter from group of Black students

A group of Black law students sent a letter to UNC School of Law titled "Why UNC Law is Not a Place for Black Students." The letter condemned the school's lack of resources and its culture of antipathy towards Black students, as well as the dean for a failure to retain Black students and faculty.  Here's how the school has responded. 

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