The LL.M. program begins with a mandatory orientation session approximately
two weeks before the first official day of classes. It provides each LL.M.
student with a personal introduction to each other in the cohort, the law
school, the administration, the UNC campus resources, and to the local and
regional area. Additionally, this orientation serves as a meeting period to
front-load the two required LL.M. classes: Foundations in
United States Common Law and United
States Legal Research Writing. This gives students a head start to
prepare them for their other classes with JD students. This also allows LL.M.
students to finish these classes before exams in their other classes begin.
The first day of general law school classes for the academic year will be
August 24, 2015. Details and the exact start date of orientation will be
communicated to admitted students in the spring.
The academic schedule for the UNC LL.M. in United States Law program follows
the annual academic calendar of the law school. The law school's academic
calendar can differ from that of the general UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts
& Sciences calendar so be sure to follow the dates on the law school
website. The fall semester starts in late August and ends in mid-December. The
spring semester starts in January and ends in early May. Graduation is in