Charlotte School of Law Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(3.83 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 32 respondents

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School Information

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  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 714
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: ---
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 31% part-time, 69% full-time
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of the CSL program is that they offer a transition period for 1st year students. The Introduction to the Study of Law week long course was very informative and helpful to my transition into law school. Being out of school for some time I was able to get the feel back for school as well as gain confidence with material. The courses I am currently taking are taught by excellent professors who teach the material in an interesting way to keep one engaged and deliver the lessons. Being a first year student I have yet to encounter any cons in the program. The only con about CSL is there is no student housing,
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

I am very happy to be at CSL. I feel I have learned more about the law here than I would have at an older law school. The program is intense, but it is taught by lawyers who have actually practiced, so I feel I have a great sense of "what it is really like" out there. Because community service and pro bono is so emphasized here, it is really changed how I look at things, and how lucky I am to be able to help others, and that is why I decided to come to law school in the first place. I'm happy to be here, and would do it all over again.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

I am really excited about starting and finishing my law degree at Charlotte School of Law. There practice ready approach to the law is a big factor in what drew me to the school. I am hoping within the next couple of years that the school will make me into a practice ready lawyer!
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

I am very glad that I chose Charlotte. While they may not be the highest ranked school I feel that the focus on having graduates that are able to work in a firm is very important. The school is giving us the real world experience that is more valuable to a law firm than book based schooling.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

I believe that CSL is leading the way to sending students out into the real world with experience in the practice of law. Looking at other law schools and their academic program I am happy with my choice. Also you only have to keep a 3.0 to continue your initial scholarship.
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Cons: The school constantly changed the program to become more competitive with top tier law programs but lacks stability. Pros: The faculty and networking opportunities.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of the graduate program at Charlotte School of Law are: practice readiness, accessibility and youth of faculty, and cutting edge technology. The cons of the graduate program at Charlotte School of Law are: the location and youth of the school itself.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

The professors at CSOL make it a fantastic school. They are approachable, intelligent, and all have some sort of practical experience that is very beneficial to their teaching styles. I am really enjoying my time at CSOL.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Pro's - Relatively new school. The enthusiasm and dedication of the staff is admirable. Charlotte (city) was a lot more affordable than I expected. This is a "for profit" school, so financial aid and scholarship potential is very important. At least the cost of living in Charlotte is substantially lower then my home market (Va/Md/DC). Campus Safety - zero issues. Brand new campus/building in Uptown. Great area. Faculty accessibility is beyond exceptional. I spoke to MANY students about why they selected Charlotte Law - and every single person mentioned the support of the faculty, from recruiting, to admissions, to financial aide. Upon attending Charlotte, that faculty commitment was evident immediately. I have never seen staff so accessible and accommodating. Seriously, the staff here is committed to your success and put themselves out there to help you in whatever manner you need support. The programs at the ABA certified law school are progressive. The effort to ensure a diverse concentration is respectable (part of the reason I selected the school as well.) They even have "certificate programs" that are not what you think. If you take a certain number of electives in a given focus area, they have a special certificate you are awarded along with your Juris Doctorate that will highlight that focus - important for your resume and future employers to be able to identify a specific legal focus. The teaching staff are not just past law students. Every professor I have had has extensive real world experience in their given area. This becomes evident in every class you take. CONS: Okay, workload - can't skip that one I guess. They challenge you - but I imagine that is the same at all law schools. So if you are looking for a place to skate by- better find another ice pond. Social Life - did I mention workload. First year, you will not have a social life. After that, life will get better. Cost. It's not cheap. Charlotte is a "for profit" school. So, tuition is not cheap. But this model also explains the commitment from the staff and their focus on your support and success. So, expensive, but you will find the value of the education will justify that expense. We all know the challenges of the job market - no different in the legal arena. So you need to get out there with the best functional training you can get. Charlotte will give that to you - but man it's expensive.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Charlotte School of Law is a very expensive school to attend, especially when you have to be there for four years. The amounts of loans I will have when I graduate will be over the top. I hope to get scholarships to help pay for these expenses.
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