Certification Requirements

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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). Students must complete and turn in to the Externship Office, Room 5085. The externship office will be responsible for obtaining the Dean's signature.

If you are an extern needing certification please contact Melissa Saltzman with any questions. Please contact us for additional information.

Contact Information:

Externship Program
UNC School of Law
5085 CB#3380 Van Hecke-Wettach Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380
Telephone: 919.843.9702
Fax: 919.962.1277

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

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