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Flexible Program Options

We have flexible program options to fit your life including spring starting classes, part-time day and evening programs, a Jump start program, a one-year LL.M. in American Studies program, dual-degree programs and a North Carolina State Bar qualified paralegal program. Click here to view suggested areas of study at Charlotte School of Law.

Spring Starting Classes

  • New student incoming class starts at the end of January to accommodate those graduating from undergrad in December
  • Significant scholarships available
  • Can graduate in December, take the February Bar Exam and can be licensed before most law school graduates who will take the July Bar Exam. This can put you ahead of others for job opportunities

Part-Time Evening

  • Fall start only
  • 4 year completion time; Classes meet 3 evenings a week
  • Average student age is 30
  • Designed to fit a full-time work schedule
  • One of only two ABA Accredited law schools in North Carolina that offers an Evening Part-Time program

Part-Time Day

  • 9-12 Credit Hours / Semester
  • Classes are mixed with full-time students
  • Designed for students who are balancing other commitments and able to devote themselves to a part-time course load
  • Provides a financially feasible way to attend law school while maintaining a work schedule
  • Ability to graduate in 3 years if you enroll in the intersession classes and take summer classes

Jump Start Program

  • Enter with a small cohort and receive individualized attention from faculty
  • Start your legal education in the summer with three required courses (6 credits) before beginning your first Fall semester
  • Participate in selected pro bono and community service projects to begin and potentially complete the Access to Justice service-hour requirements for graduation
  • Enjoy slightly relaxed credit loads in your first two regular semesters, enabling greater focus on your studies


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