A legal education may be the biggest investment you have made in your life. Before deciding whether and where to attend, please carefully examine your law school choices. Conditions continually change and legal education must change. Make sure that you choose a school that is committed to continually improving its educational program and adapting it to the needs of students and society. Make sure you choose a school that offers a degree looking to the future rather than the past.
Inform Your Judgment
A legal education at its best develops powerful intellects characterized by great analytical prowess. It also deepens your appreciation of and commitment to informed judgment, so that you are not easily swayed or manipulated. Modern legal education confronts significant challenges in making itself relevant to the current generation of law students. This circumstance is attributable to the slow response of law schools to the dramatic changes that have swept through the legal profession and, among other things, changed hiring practices. Charlotte School of Law was designed and developed by well-respected and accomplished legal educators who have held significant leadership positions in the field, yet recognized that established law schools would struggle to adapt to the market realities confronting today’s law school graduates. It is dedicated to leading the change that the American Bar Association and leading authorities on legal education have been urging for the past two decades. Change leadership entails a vision for the future, commitment to a worthy goal, and a conviction that trumps critics and agendas whose interest is preserving the existing order. An important educational goal at Charlotte School of Law is to provide effective role modeling that builds qualities of self-trust and self-reliance that are the basis for discovering hidden potential, seeing challenges as opportunities, and developing leadership that builds legacies. Instead of relying upon the opinions of others (including ours) about Charlotte School of Law, we encourage you to visit with and start a dialogue with us that puts informed judgment to work on your behalf.
Students use the library to hone the research techniques that will be the foundation of their practice of law. Faculty rely on the library to make available the information they need to produce first-rate scholarship.
The Law Library is the research hub for the law school community.
Our library holds the largest, most comprehensive law collection in western North Carolina, supporting our practice-ready curriculum. Attorneys, judges, and other legal professionals may use the library through our membership program, open to judges, solo attorneys, law firms and legal departments. Pro se patrons referred from the 26th Judicial District Self-Serve Center and McDowell Street Center for Family Law can schedule appointments with a Charlotte School of Law librarian to gain access to the law library.
Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Library Hours are subject to change.