In the February 2014 issue of “The National Jurist,” the School of Law ranked fifth in the nation among law schools with clinics, which is impressive out of 204 accredited law schools by the American Bar Association with clinics. Our fourteen clinics prepare our students to get practical experience which helps them to graduate as practice-ready attorneys.
Thanks to our clinics, our students will graduate from North Carolina Central University School of Law ready to practice law, opening greater employment opportunities. Despite the costs associated with clinics, “everyone benefits from practical experience gained under supervision in a real case with an actual client,” says Pamela Glean, Assistant Dean for Clinical and Professional Skills.
Today, North Carolina Central University School of Law stands proud of its ranking in not only our clinic programs, but in the value the school has provided for graduates like you. The value of a law degree from a school that has produced over 100 plus judges serving in federal and state courts across the nation. Also, the value of working and utilizing the education provided to you as a graduate of North Carolina Central University School of Law.
That is why your financial support is needed today to help train future graduates, who are ready to practice in the legal profession and to help people and communities that are traditionally underserved and underrepresented.
I hope you will consider making a monthly pledge of $25 to $50 through an electronic payment each month by joining our new “Sustainers Group.” This is a gift that is hardly missed, greatly appreciated, and greatly needed by your alma mater North Carolina Central University School of Law, to produce outstanding graduates, ready to practice. Additionally, consider making a gift of $100 per month, which will honor your work in the law school that will be recognized by a permanent plaque affixed to a chair in the newly renovated Moot Courtroom.
Give as much as you can now with an outright contribution, and whatever your gift, it will strengthen the school and ensure an ever better education for the students in the class for our 75th Anniversary Year starting in the fall.
Please let me close by saying thank you for all your support. Your giving has helped us maintain our educational programs in lean years of sustained budget cuts.
Dean and Professor of Law