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Upcoming Event: North Carolina Certified Paralegal (NCCP) Exam Preparation Course

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This Exam Preparation Course will cover all sections of the NCCP Exam. The exam preparation course includes comprehensive course and
supplemental study material, test-taking tips, access to Charlotte School of Law’s Law Library, study groups, and networking opportunity. This course
is open to paralegal students, recent paralegal graduates, and working paralegals.

Two Day Program
Date: March 13 from 5-10p and March 14 from 8:15a-4p
Location: Charlotte School of Law – Uptown Campus
Parking: The Charlotte Plaza Parking Garage (connects directly to the Charlotte Plaza building)

Included in cost: course material, parking, lunch (Saturday), and additional study material.

Please register in advance. If space is available, fee will increase for onsite registration.

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JD Career Fit: Equipping Students for Long-term Career Success

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On Saturday, February 7, 2015 the Center for Professional Development (CPD) of Charlotte School of Law  hosted Session 1 of its innovative workshops geared toward cultivating the practical, or ‘soft’ skills needed to be successful in the law profession.  This effort aligns with CharlotteLaw’s commitment to providing experiential learning from the first day of class to add value to any organization upon graduation.

The JD Career Fit program is a requirement for graduation and includes two sessions to be attended by students in their first semester.  Developed by CPD staff, the program focuses on self-assessment and self-knowledge as the basis of creating individualized career plans and objectives that uniquely fit the skills, interests, values and strengths of each CharlotteLaw student.

Students attending JD Career Fit first seek to gain a true sense of self to lay the foundation for personal development.  On-going exercises throughout the program enable students to establish personal brand, utilize social media effectively, develop their image, and perfect the art of networking.  Employers in the law profession have identified these skills as among the top performance gaps they find in newly-graduated law students.

Aretha Blake, Director of CharlotteLaw’s Center for Professional Development noted “By requiring students to attend JD Career Fit, we are sending them a message of the importance practical skills play to supplement academic theory.”

Session 2 of the program will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015.  For more information, contact CPD at cpd@charlottelaw.edu.

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Last Chance to Register for the Charlotte Law Review Symposium — February 13th

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Host: Charlotte School of Law – Law Review
Date: February 13, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: UNCC Center City, 320 East 9th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 – Upstairs auditorium
Parking: $5 per car in the lot across the street from the entrance.
CLE Credit: 5.0 General

View the Agenda

Click Below to Register

Attorneys/Paralegals (seeking CLE/CPE credit)

General Public (not seeking CLE/CPE credit) 

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Have You Heard? The Library Is Giving Away Books!

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~Erica Tyler~

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Charlotte School of Law Hosts Inaugural Queen City Mock Trial Competition

Charlotte School of Law, along with the University of North Carolina Charlotte hosted the inaugural Queen City Mock Trial Competition on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

The Competition consisted of over 60 undergraduate students divided into eight teams from Davidson College, Washington & Lee University, University of South Carolina, University of North Carolina Charlotte, and Wake Forest University. The format of the competition was four rounds where teams tried a very complex wrongful death action.

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Among the awards were five top witness awards, five top attorney awards and a top team award. Washington and Lee won the top team with a perfect score, followed by second place Washington and Lee team and USC placed third. The top witness was Jordan La Pointe from Washington & Lee and the top attorney award went to Nicole Provax, a sophomore from USC. In addition to a certificate, Nicole has won a $20,000 Charlotte School of Law scholarship.

According to Mindy Sanchez, assistant professor at Charlotte School of Law, “We were very pleased with our first competition and credit the interdependencies within the CSL faculty, staff, and students as well as UNCC for a successful event.”

After the success of this event, CharlotteLaw and UNCC plan to hold the competition next spring as well.  For more information, contact Mindy Sanchez, msanchez@charlottelaw.edu.

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