beccabea wrote:Can anybody attest to whether the head of the legal writing program is as bad as I've heard? I read on another UNC Law chat board that she "needs a brain transplant."
Also, I haven't had a chance to visit yet, but what should I be expecting facilities-wise? I've read several comments about them being "blah," but honestly, I go to a public university, and I'm not used to beautiful classrooms anyway.. I just want to make sure I'm not in for something shocking when I visit.
Also, do you happen to know if there are any get-togethers for entering 1Ls the summer before classes start? I live in Charlotte, so I assume there'll be a few other UNC Law students around.
Most people seem to love the head of the legal writing program. I guess I shouldn't be, but I am surprised someone said something so rude about her on another forum. If the legal writing program is a concern, it is my understanding that a major revamp of it is planned for next year. In the past, most of the sections have been taught by adjuncts. The school is currently hiring full-time faculty to teach legal writing.
The building was built in the 1960s with an addition in the early 1990s. It is what you would expect of an institutional building paid for by an (at that time fairly poor) state government. It is blah, but it is functional. It is also slated for replacement in the near future as the law school has outgrown the building. Three years ago one of the brick facades cracked during an intense summer heat wave that coincided with the start of classes, and they closed one wing of the building for most of the fall semester. That jump started plans for a new building, but the economy has since slowed that momentum down.
There are usually some chances to hang out with future classmates in Chapel Hill the summer before classes start.