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The law school participates in certificate programs offered by other units on campus. Those programs include:

Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program

This UNC-Chapel Hill program is a campus-wide initiative created to enhance the leadership capability of executives and board members of human services, education, arts and other nonprofit organizations throughout North Carolina. Emphasis is on education and skill building at the executive and policy levels: board development, board-staff relations, nonprofit law, financial management, human resource management, strategic planning, marketing and fundraising, media relations and advocacy.

The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program is a campus-wide program that draws upon the expertise of faculty from the University's schools of Business, Information and Library Science, Law, Public Health, Social Work and Government, as well as from professionals in the nonprofit community, public agencies, foundations and business. Certificate requirements include 15 credit hours of graduate course work within a three-year period. Law students may count nine credits (three required courses taught outside the School of Law) toward the 86 hours required for the Juris Doctor degree.

Further information may be obtained from Thomas Kelley, clinical professor of law.

Certificate in International Development

Offered under the auspices of the Center for Global Initiatives, this certificate program encourages students to step outside of the U.S. perspective when focusing on development, fosters interdisciplinary approaches to development and engages students in peer learning.

Students enroll in four graduate courses about a topic related to international development and social change. At least two of these courses must be external to the student's home department or school and at least one should come from a list of core courses. The law school permits its students to enroll in six, rather than the customary three hours, outside of the law school, and those six hours are counted toward the 86 hours required for graduation.

Law school students should obtain approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for each course taken in another school.

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