New students at Charlotte School of Law now have the option of beginning their studies in May instead of the traditional fall start, a move that could allow them to complete law school in as early as two years.
The first semester curriculum program — called the May Advantage — is the same as the curriculum offered to fall and spring starts. However, the May Advantage semester is compressed into 11 weeks, with classes being held Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
May Advantage students can choose to accelerate their experience and complete law school in just two calendar years — as opposed to the traditional three —by participating in summer and intersession classes.
The benefits of starting law school in May include not waiting for the fall to start classes and the opportunity to experience the first semester of law school with a smaller cohort of students. May Advantage students will also participate in experiential learning opportunities, such as clinics, externships, co-op, pro bono and community service. They also have access to career services, academic success and bar exam preparation programs.
Charlotte School of Law also provides a variety of other program options to its students, including a full-time J.D. program, part-time day and evening J.D. programs, a joint J.D. /M.B.A degree with UNC-Charlotte and a Paralegal Certificate Program.