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Our challenging curriculum provides students with the courses required for a Juris Doctor degree as well as several dual-degree programs. Students are expected to complete 86 hours in order to graduate. All first-year law students take the same required courses. After the first year, students are able to select courses that support their career goals, with the exception of one more class requirement: Professional Responsibility. This course introduces students to legal ethics and the law, and rules governing lawyers.
Partnerships with Duke University School of Law and North Carolina Central University School of Law make it possible for UNC law students to take the classes they want if they are not offered here. Graduation requires that 65 hours of study be completed in UNC-CH classes. With the approval of the associate dean for academic affairs, students may round out their legal education with graduate-level courses that complement their areas of interest.