Our History

Charlotte School of Law has been awarded full accreditation by the American Bar Association. The action was approved by the Council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar during the Council’s quarterly meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 10, 2011. The Council determined through its accreditation process that Charlotte School of Law is in full compliance with the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools.

The ABA Accreditation Committee gave Charlotte School of Law a positive recommendation to the Council in May 2011. The ABA granted provisional approval to the School in 2008, concluding it was in compliance with ABA standards and had a plan to bring itself into full compliance. A law school must be provisionally approved for at least two years before it is eligible to apply for full approval. In order to be granted full approval, a School must demonstrate that it has established full compliance with each of the ABA’s standards, including standards relating to bar passage, job placement and diversity. The ABA’s Chicago Headquarters is located at 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL, 60654.


Practical Preparation is Critical

A rigorous curriculum has been created to ensure that our students are equipped with practical skills that will allow them to thrive in a professional setting. Students are taught not only the traditions and theory of law, but also how to apply this learning through critical thinking and analytical skill sets. We address what using a law degree in “real life” can mean to an individual both personally and professionally.

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We are student outcome focused

Our faculty is driven by a desire to motivate and energize the student community in every aspect of the Charlotte School of Law experience. Professors are accessible mentors who take an active role in the development of students and help them to embrace their legal education and capitalize on the opportunities within the school and community network of resources. Student success is of the utmost importance to everyone at the institution, on every level.

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It is essential to serve our community

The Charlotte School of Law believes strongly that tomorrow’s leaders must reflect and interact effectively with an eclectic collective of people and cultures. Consequently, the school places strong emphasis on serving the underserved through community service and pro bono work in an inclusive environment that fosters a demanding yet supportive educational setting for a diverse community.

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