About The Program
Charlotte School of Law is committed to providing our military/veteran students with the support they need to earn a law degree. To ensure a rewarding and successful law school experience, Charlotte Law has designed the Military Champions Program© to serve the unique needs of those who have served in the armed forces.
We have found that our most successful students possess the self-awareness to recognize their strengths and weaknesses, the grit to persevere in reaching their goals and the character and professionalism to be a role model for others throughout their legal education and future career. We know that our military students, in particular, embody these qualities, honed during their service to our country.
The list below represents educational funding that is supported through the Military Champions Program. Based on a student’s eligibility, the Office of Financial Aid will work to integrate these benefits and construct a military student financial aid package, which may enable attendance at Charlotte School of Law for a military/veteran at little or no out-of-pocket tuition cost.
The Charlotte School of Law participates in offering Military Education Benefits (GI Bill) to eligible veterans, and their spouses and children. The following GI Bill Chapter benefits are utilized by our military students:
- Chapter 30 (Active Duty Montgomery GI Bill)
- Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation)
- Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
- Chapter 35 (Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Benefits)
- Chapter 1606 (Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill)
- Chapter 1607 or REAP (Reserve Educational Assistance Program)
Yellow Ribbon Program
Charlotte School of Law participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program as follows:
- 100% match with VA eligible Yellow Ribbon benefits
- Ability for unlimited number of military/veterans to participate in the Program
- Federal Stafford Loan
- Federal Graduate Plus Loan
Individual Loan Funding
- Private Education Sallie-Mae Smart Options Loan
Charlotte School of Law Scholarships
- Merit-Based Scholarships
- Need-Based Scholarships
For more information or questions regarding any of the funding sources, please contact Ese I. Love, Financial Aid Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.808.4968.
- Full and Part-Time Program
- Day and evening classes
- Fall start only
- 4 year completion time; Classes meet 3 evenings a week
- 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
- 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
Leave of absence: As needed for deployments and accommodations for reservists and active duty military students.
Membership in distinguished on-campus groups and associations, public interest groups and clinics that allows students’ classroom learning to be applied as advocates for real clients.
- Military Advocacy Law Society (MALS) Student Organization
- Charlotte-based Veterans Professional Group
- Veterans Peer Group
- Veterans Drop in Center*
- Veterans Student Organization*
- Civil Rights Clinic [CRC]
- Community Economic Development Clinic [CED]
- Criminal Justice Clinic [CJC]
- Domestic Violence Law Clinic [DVC]
- Entrepreneurship Clinic [ENT]
- Family Advocacy Clinic [FAC]
- Immigration Law Clinic [IMM]
- Tax Controversy Clinic
Student Success Programs
Experiential Education Program
Through offering a range of opportunities from practice-based simulations to real-world mentee settings with experienced attorneys as mentors, experiential education ensures that students acquire the knowledge, skills and values they need to succeed in the practice of law, specifically in ten key areas:
- Intellectual and Analytical Reasoning
- Problem-Solving and Solution Design
- Written and Oral Communication
- Information and Community Technology
- Practice Management
- Professional Relations
- Professional Ethics
- Leadership in Social Responsibility
- Self-Reflection and Lifelong Learning
Bar Preparation Resources
Assisting graduates in passing the bar exam is of vital importance to our community. Beginning with first year orientation and continuing throughout our students’ entire law school careers, our faculty and staff offer several programs and activities to help each student pass the bar exam in his/her state.
The Student Success Team provides post-graduation bar review programming that supplements commercial bar review courses and consists of several important components. The programming includes bar coaching, essay workshops, and on-site bar examination support in North and South Carolina.
Alliance for Commitment to Community and Service
Pro Bono Program
As the only law school in North Carolina to require fifty (50) hours of pro bono service and ten (10) hours of community service prior to graduation for every student, up to 30 hours may be completed through qualifying experiences in any course (i.e., clinic, externship, clinical lab, practicum); public interest job; or pro bono project.
Incorporating hands-on service experience into our legal education program gives our students an opportunity to discover their passions, make connections in the community, and gain invaluable experience that will take them well beyond their years in law school.
The Charlotte School of Law believes strongly that tomorrow’s leaders must reflect and interact effectively with people of different backgrounds and cultures. Consequently, the school places strong emphasis on serving the underserved in an inclusive environment that fosters a demanding yet supportive educational setting for a diverse community.
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