Certification Requirements

Page History

Choose an Area to Edit


Current Left Navigation Widgets

Current Page Widgets

Choose the Number of Areas for This Page

NOTE: Reducing the number of areas will permanently delete any content and widgets in the removed area(s).

Area Positions

  • Area 1 is the main column for the page
  • Area 2 appears to the right of area 1
  • Area 3 appears under area 1


Certification Under The Third Year Practice Rules

Certification Under The Third Year Practice Rules [ABA Document] (PDF)

  • All students working directly with clients MUST be certified.
  • Students working in research positions do not necessarily need to be certified, but if you have questions, please contact us.
  • 2L students in their spring semester may be certified.

Documents required for certification:

  • Letter from the site supervisor on letterhead stating the student's name, and dates the student will be working at the site (sample letter Word). You may mail this letter directly to The N.C. State Bar.
  • Student certification forms (Word). These forms require Dean Kasprzak's signature. If you are an extern, please bring these forms to Melissa and this will be handled for you. If you are NOT an extern, please contact Student Services or the Registrar.

If you are an extern needing certification please contact Melissa Wood-Saltzman with any questions. If you are NOT an extern, please contact Student Services or the Registrar.


UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106 | Accessibility


If you are seeing this, you are either using a non-graphical browser or Netscape 4.x (4.7, 4.8, etc.) and this page appears very plain. If you are using a 4.x version of Netscape, this site is fully functional but lacks styles and optimizations available in other browsers. For full functionality, please upgrade your browser to the latest version of Internet Explorer or Firefox.