Law Links

Fall 2017 Law Links

 

The information covered: on this website, in its links, in your UNCG class, in the textbook/ course materials/ Canvas, in emails or phone calls or conversations with Eloise Hassell either during or outside office hours -does NOT constitute legal advice or the giving of a legal opinion. Please note, no attorney / client relationship exists, and nothing provided (above or below) should be used as a substitute for the advice of your own legal counsel. The listing of the websites below is not an endorsement of the contents of the website. The links are listed only as a convenience to users.

Pre-Law at UNCG:

http://admissions.uncg.edu/major-pre-professional-programs.php

UNCG Legal Professions Association – called the LPA (UNCG’s Pre-Law Club)- if interested in joining/ getting on the LPA email tree (to receive law profession/ law school related updates:

https://sites.google.com/a/uncg.edu/cap-lpa/home LPA Homepage

https://sites.google.com/a/uncg.edu/cap-lpa/contact-us  LPA Contact Information: 

 
 

Preparing for Law School:

http://www.abanet.org/legaled/prelaw/prep.html

http://officialguide.lsac.org LSAT and GPA scores for law schools

Applying for Law School/ Things to Consider:

www.lsac.org – THE main website to use/ study

www.discoverlaw.org – created by LSAC for those considering going to law school

http://www.lsac.org/lawschoolforums/ – Law School Forums

https://officialguide.lsac.org/release/OfficialGuide_Default.aspx   Official Guide to ABA Approved Law Schools

https://ncble.org/application-information/comity-applications/list-of-reciprocal-states/ NC Bar Association Comity

http://www.ncbex.org/exams/ube/ Universal Bar Exam Map of States

www.ncbex.org information on Bar Admission Requirements

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/aba_approved_law_schools/official-guide-to-aba-approved-law-schools.html – click in search bar: ABA Required Disclosures

http://howicompare.com/ helps students compare different law schools

Information about special law school programs and clinics:

https://www.kaptest.com/static/img/pdf/2015-NAPLA.pdf

https://officialguide.lsac.org/release/OfficialGuide_Default.aspx

LSAT: offered 4 times a year: June, Sept./Oct., Dec. and Feb.

http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/test-dates-deadlines  to find locations/ provides information for fee waivers and testing accommodations

Paying for Law School:

www.accessgroup.org  and www.AccessGroup.org/calculator
helps students understand options for aid and to determine loan payments

https://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds/nslds_SA/

https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action

http://www.finaid.org/

http://www.lsac.org/jd/financing-law-school/living-on-a-budget

https://www.youtube.com/user/LSACvideos -Watch LSAC financial Aid You tube videos

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/aba_approved_law_schools/official-guide-to-aba-approved-law-schools.html

http://www.lsac.org/LSACResources/default.asp Law School Admission Council Grants
http://www.ncleaf.org The North Carolina Legal Education Assistance Foundation
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline/projects_initiatives/legal_opportunity_scholarship.html ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net/ Thurgood Marshall College Fund

http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/studentdebt Student Debt Relief

Military– Veterans who served in Military interested in applying to law school http://shop.americanbar.org/eBus/Store/ProductDetails.aspx?productId=213418

http://benefits.va.gov/benefits/

http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/docs/factsheets/Yellow%20Ribbon%20Program.pdf

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/yellow_ribbon.asp

Law- related jobs/ internships/ opportunities:

http://sa.uncg.edu/dean/about/volunteers-get-involved/ UNCG students interested in volunteering in the Student Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity Code process

http://www.martindale.com/law-firm/law.htm Want to go for a runner position at a local law firm? This website allows you to check out the law firms / peer reviews/ links to their websites

http://www.un.org/en/sections/resources/job-seekers/index.html careers and internships through the United Nations

http://careercenter.ncbar.org/ law/ law-related jobs posted on NC Bar Assoc. Career Center

http://www.abalcc.org/ law/ law-related jobs posted on ABA Career Center
http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=1889 GSO Police Dept. Internship

http://employmentsummary.abaquestionnaire.org/ American Bar Association employment data for law schools

http://www.lstscorereports.com Law School Transparancy

http://jobs.nalp.org/jobs/ job center

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/statistics.html

ABA Law School employment data base

 UNCG Disciplinary Honors in Management:

http://www.uncg.edu/hss/ UNCG Lloyd International Honors College
https://admissions.uncg.edu/majors-lloyd-honors-college.php Application link (will need to scroll down) for Admissions into Disciplinary Honors (for transfer students and those entering their last two years at UNCG)
http://bae.uncg.edu/mgt/programs/honors-mgmt/ Disciplinary Honors in Management

Internship/ Job Ideas:

http://csc.dept.uncg.edu/students/   UNCG Career Services and online database of job leads for UNCG students
http://www.doa.nc.gov/yaio/interns.aspx    NC State Government paid Internship program in your major
https://www.usajobs.gov/   US Government Job openings (Official job site for the US Federal Government)
https://www.usa.gov/branches-of-government  A to Z listing of Federal Government Agencies to be able to check for internships within a particular agency
https://www.avuedigitalservices.com/casting/aiportal/control/mainmenu Federal employment

http://online.onetcenter.org/ Developed by the US Dept. of Labor helps match skills to jobs- click “advanced search”, click “Go to skills search”
http://www.bls.gov/oco/ Occupational Outlook Handbook by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Dept. of Labor)
http://www.careeronestop.org/studentsandcareeradvisors/studentsandcareeradvisors.aspx allows you to identify your interests, explore careers, get work experience, and find occupational options “sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Labor Employment and Training Administration

https://www.ncworks.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx one stop online resource to help job seekers and employers in NC

http://www.nccommerce.com/workforce/job-seekers and http://old.northcarolina.edu/hr/unc/employment/index.htm

https://oshr.nc.gov/work-for-nc click “search job opportunities” and use “filter” to further refine search/  NC State Govt. jobs / Job Fairs / Employer websites for major NC Companies/ Lists all the jobs with all the NC State agencies/ NC Universities/NC jobs in occupation groups/ fairs in NC/ and jobs in private companies

http://www.americorps.gov/ AmeriCorps

https://www.peacecorps.gov/about/agency-jobs/ Peace Corps

http://www.triadcareers.com/tj/events upcoming triad job fairs

https://inroads.org/ internships in business and industry for college students

Teaching- including lateral entry:

http://www.teachforamerica.org/ Teach for America
http://www.gcsnc.com/pages/gcsnc/Departments/Lateral_Entry/How_to_Become_a_Lateral_Entry_ Guilford County Schools- Lateral Entry program
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/work4ncschools/ Work For Schools NC

 

High School Students interested in law:

http://www.onestepfurther.com/ Guilford County Teen Court (for high school students/ College students help as Interns)
http://governor.nc.gov/citizen-services/governors-page-program NC Governor’s Page program (for high school students)
http://www.ncleg.net/Senate/SenatePages/Apply – NC Senate Page program (for high school students)
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/house/pages/home.html – NC House Page program (for high school students)

 

Leadership/ Volunteering at UNCG and in area

http://olsl.uncg.edu/ UNCG Office of Leadership and Service Learning- helps link UNCG students with volunteer and leadership opportunities in the local community

http://olsl.uncg.edu/students/leadership/schedule/ Leadership Awards

Courtroom Observation:

Must be done LIVE (not on TV or by computer). It can be in any State or Federal Court. Please note that time spent in person attending a City Council, County Board of Commissioners or School Board meeting count towards Courtroom observation time. Links to find out times/ locations can be found at:

http://www.nccourts.org NC Court system- can get locations of each of our NC Courthouses
http://www.gcsnc.com/pages/gcsnc/District/Board_of_Education_-_Group/Calendar Guilford County Board of Education
http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=2858 Greensboro City Council
http://www.myguilford.com/events/category/commissioners-meeting/list/ – Guilford County Commissioners

Lawyer Locator:

http://www.martindale.com/law-firm/law.htm find lawyer by practice area/ geographic location/ get education/ background/ areas of specialization/ law links/ peer review
http://www.ncbar.org/public-pro-bono/lawyer-referral-service.aspx NC Lawyer Referral
http://www.legalaidnc.org/Pages/default.aspx  and http://www.lawhelpnc.org/organization/legal-aid-of-north-carolina-greensboro-office?ref=29QFn NC Legal Aid- statewide nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income clients
http://www.womenscentergso.org/legal-resource-network.html Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro Legal Information Access program (LIAP)
http://www.ncbar.org/giving/volunteer-now/ NC Bar Association public services

North Carolina:

http://www.lawhelp.org/NC/ North Carolina’s Legal Services Statewide Web Site
http://www.nccourts.org North Carolina Court System
http://www.ncbar.org/public-pro-bono/publications/this-is-the-law-pamphlets.aspx NC Bar Association Law Pamphlets
http://www.nccourts.org/Citizens/CPrograms/Default.asp Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation and Arbitration) in NC
http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=725 Greensboro Landlord- Tenant Dispute program
http://www.ncleg.net/homePage.pl North Carolina General Assembly
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/statutes/statutestoc.pl NC General Statutes

http://www.legalaidnc.org/get-help/Pages/self-help-clinics/criminal-record-expungement-clinic.aspx Criminal Record Expunction Clinic

https://niccc.csgjusticecenter.org/search/?jurisdiction=36 Collateral Consequences of a criminal conviction

http://ncdoj.gov/ NC Attorney General
http://ncdoj.gov/Protect-Yourself/2-4-3-Protect-Your-Identity.aspx NC Attorney General’s Office- protect your identity, freezing credit reports, stopping telemarketers, Protect your business from ID Theft (with link to NC Theft Identity Protection Act of 2005)
http://ncdoj.gov/Consumer.aspx NC Attorney General Consumer Protection Division- filing a consumer complaint
http://www.ncgov.com Basic information on N.C.
http://library.uncg.edu/depts/docs/ Local, state, national, and international law (link through UNCG Jackson Library)
http://www.ncbusinesscourt.net/ N.C. Business Court
http://www.nclabor.com NC Dept. of Labor
https://www.sosnc.gov NC Secretary of State
http://library.uncg.edu/dbs/dbs-byletter.asp?showdbs=P click on “PBS Video Collection via NCLIVE” then login with your UNCG username and password- to see PBS videos directly
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_75.html NC General Statute covering monopolies, trusts, and consumer protection
https://www.sosnc.gov/sec/statutes.aspx . NC Securities statutes (on the NC Secretary of State website)

Federal:

http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/index.htm federal employment laws listed and linked by topic
http://www.healthcare.gov/index.html Overview of Affordable Care Act
http://www.healthcare.gov/law/index.html Affordable Care Act
http://www.supremecourt.gov/ Supreme Court of the United States
https://www.oyez.org/cases/2017 US Supreme Court Cases and News
http://www.uscourts.gov US Courts
http://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution Interactive Constitution feature through the National Constitution Center
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/FTrials/conlaw/home.html Exploring the Constitution- maintained by University of Missouri- Kansas City Law School

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis Immigration

http://www.nlrb.gov U.S. National labor Relations Board Home Page
http://www.sec.gov/ U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Home Page
http://www.ftc.gov/ Federal Trade Commission Home Page
http://www.eeoc.gov/ U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Home Page
http://www.cpsc.gov/ Consumer Product Safety Commission
www.dol.gov/elaws/otcalculator.htm US Dept. of Labor Overtime Calculator
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=75bce2e261405110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=75bce2e261405110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD E Verify
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=d0c566e7d9fd4210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=78109a2561204210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services- “How Do I” resources for Employers
http://www.ncmd.uscourts.gov Basic information about the US Middle District Court
http://www.house.gov U.S. House of Representatives
http://www.senate.gov U.S. Senate
https://www.archives.gov/research/ The National Archives
http://www.icivics.org/About educational website about our Court system (started by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor)

International:

http://www.un.org/english/ United Nations Home Page
http://www.nccommerce.com/it International Trade-N.C. Dept. of Commerce
http://www.trade.gov/cs/ helps your export marketing strategy

http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/en/uncitral_texts/sale_goods/1980CISG.html UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods

https://www.opic.gov/ Overseas Private Investment Corp.

https://www.sec.gov/spotlight/foreign-corrupt-practices-act.shtml Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Additional Links covering specific topics:

Starting Up Your Own Business in NC:

https://www.sosnc.gov/Corporations/ . NC Secretary of State look under heading: print corporation forms
http://www.thrivenc.com NC Dept. of Commerce Business Thrive
http://www.sba.gov U.S. Small Business Administration
http://entrepreneur.uncg.edu/ NC Entrepreneurship Center at UNCG
http://www.score.org Service Corps of Retired Executives
https://www.ncbar.org/public-resources/nc-leap NC LEAP (North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Project) is a public service program of the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation
www.nussbaumcfe.com The Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship
www.sbtdc.org N.C. Small Business and Technology Development Center
http://greensboroentrepreneur.com/ Greensboro Partnership Entrepreneurship Initiative
http://www.greensboro.org/businessresources/entrepreneurship.php Greensboro Chamber of Commerce- see Entrepreneur section

Lilly Ledbetter Act/ ADA Amendments/ FMLA Amendments:
Lilly Ledbetter Act http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/epa_ledbetter.cfm
ADA and Amendments (also review: http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/adaaa_notice.cfm
FMLA (includes amendments)- also review https://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/

Military (stateside) legal information and resources, veterans, and their families:

http://statesidelegal.org
https://veterans.uncg.edu/ and
http://reg.uncg.edu/veteran-services/frequently-asked-questions/ : VETS: Veteran Student Support at UNCG

Product Liability in NC:
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/ByChapter/Chapter_99B.html N.C. General Statutes 99B
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/ByChapter/Chapter_25.html N.C. General Statutes 25- Warranty see 25- 2- 313, 314, and 315

Workers Compensation:
http://www.ic.nc.gov/faqs.html
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_97.html

NC Family Financial settlement mediation
http://www.nccourts.org/Citizens/CPrograms/FFS/Default.asp

Covenants Not to Compete in NC
http://www.lawfirmcarolinas.com/Covenants-Not-to-Compete.cfm

Code of Federal Regulations
http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/

Federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
http://www.foia.gov/

Federal Register
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR

Wage and Hour Concerns
http://www.dol.gov/whd/Flsa/index.htm

Intellectual Property/ Inventions
http://www.copyright.gov/ Copyright
http://www.uspto.gov/ Patent and Trademark
http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/trademrk/ Registration of Trademarks in NC
http://www.maccordmason.com/relatedlinks.html Information about Intellectual Property with links to intellectual property law

FTC Guide to Antitrust Laws
http://www.ftc.gov/bc/antitrust/index.shtm

Information about Mergers
http://www.ftc.gov/bc/bestpractices/index.shtm – FTC Merger best practices

Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination Questions and Answers
http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/qanda.html

HIPAA Basics
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/

Bankruptcy
http://www.uscourts.gov/services-forms/bankruptcy

Accommodation

https://askjan.org/ Job Accommodation Network

http://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dvrs Vocational Rehabilitation Services

https://www.ada.gov/ Americans with Disabilities Act

http://ods.uncg.edu/ UNCG Office of Accessibility Resources and Services

 

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org/library