Oct 21, 2019  
Graduate School Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Graduate School Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law, Juris Doctorate Program, J.D.


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CIP Code:  22.0101

I. Admission Requirements


North Carolina Central University School of Law is a student-oriented place of learning.  The School of Law seeks students who are more likely to contribute affirmatively to the learning of others by reason of their intellectual attainments, demonstrated emotional maturity and self-discipline, oral ability, and capacity to benefit from the school’s educational program.  Applicants, who individually have overcome economic, societal or educational obstacles, make a very important contribution to the diversity of the student body and serve as role models of achievement.  These factors have been shown to be important predictors of success.  Applicants selected for admission bring to the School of Law many attributes, including the following:  academic credentials; personal and professional experiences; strong analytical and problem-solving abilities; strong writing skills; oral communication and listening abilities; organizational and time management skills; general research skills; and the desire to promote justice and serve others.

The School of Law does not prescribe or endorse any particular pre-law course of study.  Our students come from diverse disciplines such as English, philosophy, medicine, dentistry, history, environmental studies, economics, criminal justice, public administration, political science, accounting, music, psychology, engineering, mathematics, chemistry, and biology.

Admission to the School of Law is competitive.  Since we believe that applicants are more than just numbers, selection for admission is based upon a thorough evaluation of all factors in an applicant’s file:  Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores and writing samples; undergraduate and graduate school grades; recommendations; and the personal statement.  Careful consideration is given to an applicant’s professional experience, volunteer or community service, unusual achievements, special circumstances, honors, economic hardship, undergraduate degree, undergraduate school, graduate degree, graduate school, and grade trends.  Because it is presumed that Evening Program students will have full.-time employment, the Admissions Committee places greater weight on the quantifiable performance predictors for applicants to the Evening Program.

II. Program Requirements


Day Program Core - 60 hours


  • LAW 8000 - Appellate Advocacy - 3 hours
  • LAW 9040 - Business Associations - 4 hours
  • LAW 7031 - Civil Procedure I - 2 hours
  • LAW 7130 - Civil Procedure II - 3 hours
  • LAW 8030 - Constitutional Law I - 3 hours
  • LAW 8130 - Constitutional Law II - 3 hours
  • LAW 7010 - Contracts I - 3 hours
  • LAW 7011 - Contracts II - 2 hours
  • LAW 7080 - Criminal Law - 3 hours
  • LAW 7000 - Critical Thinking - 1 hour
  • LAW 8020 - Decedents’ Estates I - 3 hours
  • LAW 8010 - Evidence - 3 hours
  • LAW 7121 - Legal Reasoning and Analysis - 3 hours
  • LAW 7122 - Legal Research and Persuasion - 3 hours
  • LAW 9290 - Professional Responsibility - 2 hours
  • LAW 7050 - Property I - 3 hours
  • LAW 7051 - Property II - 2 hours
  • LAW 9030 - Sales & Secured Transactions - 4 hours
  • LAW 9569 - NC Distinctions - 3 hours
  • LAW 8050 - Taxation - 3 hours
  • LAW 7040 - Torts I - 3 hours
  • LAW 7140 - Torts II - 2 hours

Evening Program Core - 61 hours


  • LAW 8000 - Appellate Advocacy - 3 hours
  • LAW 7030 - Civil Procedure I - 3 hours
  • LAW 7131 - Civil Procedure II - 2 hours
  • LAW 8030 - Constitutional Law I - 3 hours
  • LAW 8130 - Constitutional Law II - 3 hours
  • LAW 7010 - Contracts I - 3 hours
  • LAW 7011 - Contracts II - 2 hours
  • LAW 8040 - Corporations - 3 hours
  • LAW 7080 - Criminal Law - 3 hours
  • LAW 8020 - Decedents’ Estates I - 3 hours
  • LAW 8010 - Evidence - 3 hours
  • LAW 7121 - Legal Reasoning and Analysis - 3 hours
  • LAW 7122 - Legal Research and Persuasion - 3 hours
  • LAW 9290 - Professional Responsibility - 2 hours
  • LAW 7050 - Property I - 3 hours
  • LAW 7051 - Property II - 2 hours
  • LAW 9030 - Sales & Secured Transactions - 4 hours
  • LAW 9500 - Senior Writing - 3 hours
  • LAW 9569 - NC Distinctions - 3 hours
  • LAW 8050 - Taxation - 3 hours
  • LAW 7040 - Torts I - 3 hours
  • LAW 7140 - Torts II - 2 hours

Electives


Electives can be selected from the list of courses below.  Note that some of the courses are not offered every year.  Also note that some of the courses are offered only Fall, Spring, or Summer term each year.  Students should check with the Law Registrar or Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to assess availability of the approved courses.

  • LAW 9020 - Administrative Law - 3 hours
  • LAW 9503 - ADR-Processes and Practice - 2 hours
  • LAW 9538 - Advanced Legal Analysis – Beat A - 2 hours
  • LAW 9539 - Advanced Legal Analysis – Beat B - 2 hours
  • LAW 9700 - Advanced Legal Research - 3 hours
  • LAW 9210 - Advanced Taxation - 3 hours
  • LAW 9510 - Advanced Torts - 3 hours
  • LAW 8201 - Agency/Partnerships - 3 hours
  • LAW 9504 - Alternative Dispute Res Clinic - 2 hours
  • LAW 9505 - Arbitration - 2 hours
  • LAW 9045 - Bankruptcy - 3 hours
  • LAW 9571 - Bioethics - 2 hours
  • LAW 9040 - Business Associations - 4 hours
  • LAW 8242 - Charles Hamilton Houston Seminar - 2 hours
  • LAW 9230 - Civil Litigation Clinic – Class - 3 hours
  • LAW 9232 - Civil Litigation Clinic – Field - 3 hours
  • LAW 8240 - Civil Rights - 3 hours
  • LAW 9130 - Commercial Paper - 3 hours
  • LAW 8192 - Comparative Civil Procedure - 2 hours
  • LAW 9242 - Consumer Financial Trans Clinic I - 3 hours
  • LAW 9244 - Consumer Financial Trans Clinic II - 3 hours
  • LAW 9365 - Copyright Law - 3 hours
  • LAW 9367 - Copyrights and Music - 3 hours
  • LAW 8310 - Corporate Justice - 2 hours
  • LAW 8314 - Intersection of Tax Law & Policy - 1 hour
  • LAW 9270 - Criminal Defense Clinic – Class - 3 hours
  • LAW 9271 - Criminal Defense Clinic – Field - 3 hours
  • LAW 8210 - Criminal Procedure - 3 hours
  • LAW 9269 - Criminal Prosecution Clinic – Class - 3 hours
  • LAW 9268 - Criminal Prosecution Clinic – Field - 3 hours
  • LAW 8021 - Critical Race Theory Seminar - 3 hours
  • LAW 9320 - Debtor/Creditor Rights - 3 hours
  • LAW 4603 - Dec. Anal. Lawyers/Mediators - 1 hour
  • LAW 8120 - Decedents’ Estates II - 3 hours
  • LAW 8303 - DNA Exoneration - 1 hour
  • LAW 8902 - Domestic Violence Clinic - 3 hours
  • LAW 9803 - DRI Externship I - 2 hours
  • LAW 9804 - DRI Externship II - 3 hours
  • LAW 9035 - Education Law - 3 hours
  • LAW 8306 - Educational Justice - 1 hour
  • LAW 9572 - Elder Law - 3 hours
  • LAW 9221 - Employment Discrimination - 3 hours
  • LAW 9380 - Employment Law - 3 hours
  • LAW 8255 - Entertainment Business Law - 3 hours
  • LAW 8305 - Environmental Justice - 1 hour
  • LAW 8004 - Environmental Law - 3 hours
  • LAW 9150 - Estate/Gift Tax Planning - 3 hours
  • LAW 9050 - Family Law Clinic I – Class - 3 hours
  • LAW 9051 - Family Law Clinic II – Field - 3 hours
  • LAW 8070 - Family Relations - 3 hours
  • LAW 9800 - General Externship Program I - 3 hours
  • LAW 9801 - General Externship Program II - 3 hours
  • LAW 8014 - Global Intellectual Property Law - 3 hours
  • LAW 8256 - Hip Hop, Law & Social Justice - 1 hour
  • LAW 9046 - Immigration Law - 2 hours
  • LAW 9901 - In-House Corporate Practice - 2 hours
  • LAW 8222 - Intellectual Property - 3 hours
  • LAW 8307 - IP/Equitable Allocation Resources - 1 hour
  • LAW 9521 - Judicial Opinion Writing - 2 hours
  • LAW 8630 - Juvenile Law Clinic - 3 hours
  • LAW 9280 - Law Office Practice - 1 hour
  • LAW 8013 - Legal Letters - 2/3 hours
  • LAW 8300 - Legal Problems of the Poor - 2 hours
  • LAW 8003 - Legal Systems - 2 hours
  • LAW 9032 - Licensing-Tech Transfer - 3 hours
  • LAW 9075 - Low Income Taxpayer Clinic I - 3 hours
  • LAW 9077 - Low Income Taxpayer Clinic II - 3 hours
  • LAW 8600 - Mediation - 2 hours
  • LAW 8016 - Mediation Advocacy - 2 hours
  • LAW 9070 - National Security Law - 3 hours
  • LAW 9536 - NC Rules - 3 hours
  • LAW 4600 - Negotiation - 2 hours
  • LAW 9023 - Nonprofit Organizations - 3 hours
  • LAW 9361 - Patent Law I - 3 hours
  • LAW 9363 - Patent Law II - 3 hours
  • LAW 9509 - Plea Bargaining - 2 hours
  • LAW 9016 - Pleadings & Practice - 2 hours
  • LAW 3372 - Public Health Law/Vulnerable Pops - 1 hour
  • LAW 3371 - Public Health Law Seminar - 2 hours
  • LAW 9025 - Public Interest Externship - 3 hours
  • LAW 8019 - Race and the Law - 3 hours
  • LAW 9201 - Real Estate Finance - 3 hours
  • LAW 9110 - Remedies
  • LAW 8714 - Reproduction Rights Law & Justice - 2 hours
  • LAW 8713 - Sexual Identity and the Law - 3 hours
  • LAW 9029 - Small Bus & Comm Dev Law Clinic - 3 hours
  • LAW 9902 - Spanish for Lawyers - 3 hours
  • LAW 8190 - State & Local Gov’t Law - 3 hours
  • LAW 8171 - Street Law - 1 hour
  • LAW 9251 - Supreme Court Seminar - 3 hours
  • LAW 9252 - Supreme Court Review - 2 hours
  • LAW 9080 - Taxation – Partnership - 3 hours
  • LAW 9082 - Taxation – Corporate - 3 hours
  • LAW 4616 - The Lawyer As Problem Solver - 3 hours
  • LAW 8022 - Theories of Conflict - 2 hours
  • LAW 8223 - Trademark Clinic – Class - 3 hours
  • LAW 8224 - Trademark Clinic – Field I - 3 hours
  • LAW 8225 - Trademark Clinic – Field II - 3 hours
  • LAW 8228 - Trademark Seminar - 3 hours
  • LAW 8170 - Trial Practice - 3 hours
  • LAW 8151 - Veterans’ Law Clinic I - 3 hours
  • LAW 8152 - Veterans’ Law Clinic II - 3 hours
  • LAW 9044 - Women in the Law - 2 hours
  • LAW 8230 - Workers’ Compensation - 2 hours

III. Exit Requirements


In order to be eligible to graduate, a student must have earned a 2.0 grade point average, completed a minimum 88 credit hours, and successfully completed all required courses.  A student may opt out of NC Distinctions by successfully completing the following courses:  (1) Advanced Torts, (2) Criminal Procedure, (3) Family Relations and (4) Real Estate Finance.  Day Program students must also successfully complete an elective that satisfies the Practice Oriented Writing requirement and an elective that satisfies the Writing Seminar/Writing Course requirement.  Students who enter the Law School in 2016 and thereafter must successfully complete one or more experiential course(s) totaling at least six credit hours.  An experiential course must be a simulation course, a law clinic, or a field placement.  A list of experiential courses, will be published each semester by the Office of Academic Affairs.

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