Why Charlotte school of law stands apart
Location Matters. Be at the center of one of the fastest growing regions of the United States.
With a culture of the New South, Charlotte is poised to meet the new needs and interests of its population as well as global interests and initiative. As the first and only law school within 100 miles of Charlotte, we believe our presence here is a rich compliment to our law school’s mission as well as to the energy found in the flourishing local legal community.Learn more about the Charlotte School of Law Campus
His first year as an attorney marks a second career for Chuck Lifford. The retired assistant Gastonia police chief is the new kid in the practice with attorneys Gus Anthony and Ed Bogle.Lifford credits the defense attorneys with taking him in and teaching him the ropes. He said he can’t think of a better way to spend retirement.“I want to enjoy every day and be able to make a difference,” he said.Lifford joined the Gastonia Police Department right out of college. He worked his way up to captain during his tenure. Switching from a beat cop to an administrator came with new challenges that Lifford said he began to enjoy. As retirement approached, Lifford started considering law school. He heard during a Rotary meeting about night school for prospective attorneys and decided to go for it.Lifford retired from the police department in 2012 and finished his degree the next year. He interned at the Gaston County District Attorney’s Office and passed the bar exam earlier this year. Lifford’s decision to go into private practice comes with a little razzing from former co-workers.“A lot of the officers I worked with before tease me about going to the dark side,” he said.Lifford said a police officer, prosecutor and defense attorney are all charged with the same task — following the Constitution and uncovering the truth.
First Place in National Student Writing Competition
Charlotte School of Law third-year student Jane O’Neill Edwards won first place in a national student writing competition hosted at the University of Missouri School of Law and sponsored by the ABA Judicial Division Lawyers’ Conference
Leaders in legal practice applying skills in real world applications.
Charlotte School of Law’s Adjunct Professor Elisa Chinn-Gary, was recently honored at the annual James B. McMillian dinner with the highest award bestowed by the Mecklenburg County Bar, the Julius L. Chambers Award. The award is given each year to celebrate the attorney who has most advanced the cause of diversity and equal opportunity in our community.Learn more about our Faculty
Charlotte School of Law is at the forefront of leading change
Our mission is to establish the benchmark of excellence in legal education. We are progressing toward that vision by providing students with the education that today’s generation of students needs to capture opportunity. Law schools are under intense pressure to adapt to the dramatic changes that have swept through the legal profession. Charlotte School of Law is at the forefront of leading change, offering a learning experience that prepares our students for market realities that are unfolding rather than fading. We are attracting a growing number of leaders from legal education and the legal profession who see our institution as among the best positioned to achieve benchmark status in our field. We encourage you to consider the advantages of associating with an institution that is on the path to leadership.Learn more about Admissions