Full-time professors of the WLRC teach courses and offer
academic-enrichment, bar-preparation, and wellness training. The center's mission is to help students
understand, welcome and meet academic challenges, especially: gathering law-related information; analyzing and organizing it; and communicating effectively in widely varied legal contexts. The center guides students as they integrate legal
theory with professional skills and values, develop a voice and practice using that voice effectively as lawyers.
The WLRC pursues its mission mainly through programs are the Research, Reasoning,
Writing and Advocacy (RRWA) Program and the
Academic Excellence Program.
RRWA teaches various written and oral modes of professional communication in law. During two intensive semesters, students work in small class sections to develop key skills for legal practice: how to research, analyze, speak and above all write about the law and its effects on clients. In addition, a related set of courses trains a select group of outstanding upper-level students called Honors Writing Scholars, who then work alongside WLRC faculty as instructional mentors for RRWA students.
The WLRC's nationally recognized Academic Excellence Program serves UNC law students at all levels through courses, peer tutoring, and individual consultations. Subjects include professionalism, studying, test-taking and oral communication. Such offerings help guide
students as they adjust to law study, bar requirements