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The Office of Student Development at UNC School of Law aims to help current students maintain a positive quality of life. Our staff is available to all students for assistance with any issues of concern.

We are  committed to empowering and developing balanced individuals  through support for academic, financial, and personal advising and counseling. In addition to working with individual students, the Office  of Student Development provides support for student organizations at the School of Law.

Academic Success

  • Offers on-going advising and guidance to students regarding their course of study
  • Manages Fall & Spring exams including disability, accommodation, and make-up exams
  • Counsels students ultimately seeking to visit other law programs, transfer, or withdraw


  • Offers on-going advising, counseling, and guidance to students on issues that impact the student's academic pursuits
  • Serves as a liaison between the School of Law and other university and community groups that focus on professional and personal development and well-being
  • Assists students with medical concerns, family emergencies, and disabilities
  • Provides emergency loan assistance for current students
  • Facilitates the Dean's Fellows Program: a year-long mentorship and orientation program for 1L students led by 30 Dean's Fellows and 2 Dean's Fellows Coordinators
  • Supports students through the Bar application process
  • Counsels students through university-wide disciplinary actions
  • Helps students with any necessary amendments to their law school applications


  • Advises and supports over 50 student organizations
  • Oversees Wellness Week and the UNC School of Law wellness initiative, encompassing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being for current students
  • Plans and organizes all facets of Orientation, Law Family Day, and spring Commencement exercises
  • Offers assistance with event planning for programs and events held through student organizations
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