ABA Standards for law school accreditation prohibit students enrolled in more than 12 class hours in a given semester from working for more than 20 hours per week during that time (see ABA Standard 304(f) and Interpretation 304-7). As an ABA-accredited institution, the School of Law's policy is that no student shall work more than 20 hours per week in a semester where s/he is enrolled as a full-time student. If you have questions about this rule, please see Dean Kasprzak in the Office of Student Services.
Law students may be able to engage in supervised representation of low income individuals in limited circumstances pursuant to the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct (Subchapter C, Section .0200 Rules Governing Practical Training of Law Students of the N.C. Rules of Professional Conduct).
To engage in activities permitted by these rules, a law student must satisfy the following requirements:
Certification forms can be found on the N.C. State Bar website.
In- and out-of-state certification forms should be submitted to Shelby Mann, Director of Facilities.
Clinic and externship program students: This process will be managed by law school personnel.
The ABA Standards related to student complaints may be found at the ABA's website. Any student at the law school who wishes to bring a formal complaint to the administration of the law school regarding a significant problem that directly implicates the school's program of legal education and its compliance with the ABA Standards should do the following: