NCCU School of Law 85th Anniversary

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The NCCU School of Law is proud to celebrate its 85th anniversary. As we reflect on the rich legacy of our law school, it is a pivotal moment for the community to come together and celebrate the achievements, contributions, and resilience that have defined the NCCU School of Law over the past eight and a half decades.

Gold Legal Eagles Special Recognition

Registration cost of regalia is forthcoming.
To confirm your attendance for the events, please call Associate Dean Alicia Flowers at 919-530-7813 or send an email to [email protected] by April 8.

March  1

85th Anniversary Launch

April 2

Charles Hamilton Houston Lecture

May 3

Golden Legal Eagles Recognition Ceremony

Oct 10–11

Law and Technology Symposium and Summit

Oct 16

Fassett Chair Lecture, Moot Courtroom

Oct 26

Homecoming Alumni Fish Fry and 85th Anniversary Gala

On March 1, 1939, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted House Bill 18, which authorized a law school at North Carolina College for Negroes, now North Carolina Central University, paving the way for a new generation of African American lawyers in North Carolina.

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First NCCU Law School Graduate

In March 1939, as North Carolina College for Negroes (now North Carolina Central University) received its charter from the State Legislature to begin a department of law, World War II was in full swing. The world was at war when in one small school in North Carolina, a young black student began law school alone. The student was Robert Richard Bond, the first graduate of NCCU School of Law. 

Robert Richard Bond headshot

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