Fall 2022 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:

Pre-Law at UNCG:

https://admissions.uncg.edu/academics/majors-concentrations/pre-professional-programs/pre-law/

UNCG PrelawBrochure_2021

Email: uncglpa@gmail.com and Website: uncglpa.weebly.com  Pre-Law Club at UNCG called the “Legal Professions Association”

Preparing for Law School:

https://www.lsac.org/choosing-law-school/find-law-school/jd-programs LSAT and GPA scores for law schools

https://xplorejd.org/intro  Helps you find the right law school for you

https://www.accesslex.org/tools-and-resources/lexscholars-accesslex LexScholars is a diversity pipeline initiative aimed at increasing law school diversity by providing more than 1,200 aspiring lawyers with resources and guidance to pursue their goal of attending law school. 

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://www.lsac.org/choosing-law-school/find-law-school/jd-programs Official Guide to ABA Approved Law Schools

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

www.ncbex.org information on Bar Admission Requirements

https://report.lsac.org/VolumeSummary.aspx Law School Application #s information

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

https://www.nalplawschools.org/ NALP Directory of Law Schools

https://www.accesslex.org/tools-and-resources/analytix-accesslex-0 Analyze, research and compare law school-specific information including employment rates, outcomes, bar passage rates, cost, selectivity into accessible and actionable displays.

https://www.lawyeredu.org/lsat-exam/ State by State Requirements to become a lawyer

Information about special law school programs and clinics:

https://advising.duke.edu/sites/advising.duke.edu/files/file-attachments/2020-2021-Stern-Wilson-Book-of-Law-School-Lists.pdf

LSAT: 

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

https://www.khanacademy.org/prep/lsat Khan Academy LSAT Prep 

https://www.youtube.com/user/LSACvideos LSAT videos from the LSAC

Paying for Law School:

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

https://www.accesslex.org/grants/diversity-pipeline-intervention-grant-program Pipeline programs to enhance legal education diversity

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline/projects_initiatives/legal_opportunity_scholarship/  American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship fund

https://farzadlaw.com/resources-for-women-in-law-school Resources for Women in Law School

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.lsac.org/members/lsac-grant-programs Law School Admission Council Grants

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline/projects_initiatives/legal_opportunity_scholarship.html ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

Ask EDNA! – the Education Network at AccessLex “allows … students to experience the law school journey on one platform that offers interactive lessons, webinars, and worksheets to help them through the law school application process and guides them on how to be successful as a law student. They can download our School Cost Comparison worksheet from MAX Pre-Law and learn the lingo with the First Year Law School Glossary within the Welcome to Law School lesson from the Student Success collection, all within Ask EDNA!. And they can always schedule time with an Accredited Financial Counselor to get help with any financial question they may have!”

Lessons. Tools. Resources. Online Events. Financial Coaching. Answers.
It’s all in Ask EDNA! And it’s all free!

https://www.ncawa.org/ncawa-sarah-parker-scholarship NC Association of Women Attorney’s Sarah Parker Scholarship for Law School Women attending a NC Law School

Military– Veterans who served in Military interested in applying to law school http://shop.americanbar.org/eBus/Store/ProductDetails.aspx?productId=213418 hard copy of this book is on closed reserve at UNCG Jackson Library

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

https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/post-9-11/yellow-ribbon-program/

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

Law- related jobs/ internships/ opportunities:

https://osrr.uncg.edu/students/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

https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=ip  job seekers/ careers and internships through the United Nations

http://www.doa.nc.gov/yaio/interns.aspx    NC State Government paid Internship program in your major

https://www.supremecourt.gov/jobs/internship/InternshipProgram.aspx Supreme Court Internship program

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

http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=1889 GSO Police Dept. Internship

https://www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/sheriff-s-office/join-gcso/internships Guilford County Sheriff’s Office Internship:

https://police.uncg.edu/student-employment/ UNCG Police Student Ranger

https://www.nccourts.gov/programs/guardian-ad-litem/volunteer-as-a-gal Guardian Ad Litem

https://www.ncsbi.gov/Careers/SBI-Careers/SBI-Internships NC State Bureau of Investigation Internships

https://www.onestepfurther.com/volunteer One Step Further

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

https://www.legalaidnc.org/give-help/mlk-internships MLK Legal Aid (paid) internship for law students

http://jobs.nalp.org/jobs/ job center

https://www.nalp.org/recentgraduates yearly employment data re: recent law school graduates

https://www.lsac.org/about/law-school-job-board#msdynttrid=VMVGQZ8M7nVOfwNy4D-Iq0MKgeMVVqURirg6mNrYy0Y jobs at law schools (Law School Job Board run through the LSAC)

 UNCG Disciplinary Honors in Management:

http://www.uncg.edu/hss/ UNCG Lloyd International Honors College

https://docs.google.com/a/uncg.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqbpv-Y0g43D9ukI_18v8GfK0unzGNkPQY-W0eaemcpf7SVA/viewform Application link (will need to scroll down) for Admissions into Disciplinary Honors (for transfer students and those entering their last two years at UNCG)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dU4X99cHa5n691Q1u5P77F7ZHQj80qpFGZU8HUSTqic/pub Disciplinary Honors by Department

Video about Disciplinary Honors 

Global Honors information (NEWLY updated from old International Honors):

Global Honors Requirements

Internship/ Job Ideas:

https://csc.uncg.edu/ UNCG Career Services and online database of job leads for UNCG students

https://www.alumni.uncg.edu/s/1659/index.aspx?sid=1659&gid=2&pgid=1062 UNCG Alumni Career Services

https://bryan.uncg.edu/%EF%BB%BFconducting-a-successful-job-search/ Bryan School Career Services

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

http://online.onetcenter.org/ Developed by the US Dept. of Labor helps match skills to jobs- click the search engine you want to explore occupations that best fit your interest/ knowledge/ skills…

http://www.nccommerce.com/workforce/job-seekers and 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 jobs in occupation groups/ fairs in NC/ and jobs in private companies

https://guilfordworks.org/ is a public- private organization that assists business with all phases of the workforce

https://exchanges.state.gov/usUS Dept. of State Exchange programs

https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps AmeriCorps

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

http://campusgreensboro.org/  – Campus Greensboro Fellows program for area College students offering paid summer internships area businesses (which also includes leadership training)

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

http://lfnc.sog.unc.edu/ a fellowship in local government for recent college graduates (through the UNC School of Government)

https://myapps.northcarolina.edu/hr/careers/  jobs inside the UNC University System

https://gapnc.org/ Guilford Apprenticeship Program- “Promising Career. College Degree. Zero Debt.”

https://spartancentral.uncg.edu/tuition-billing-payments/how-to-pay/#:~:text=Faculty%20and%20staff%20tuition%20waiver,career%20development%20or%20personal%20interest.“Faculty and staff tuition waiver. UNCG’s tuition waiver program allows eligible employees to have tuition and fees waived for a course taken at any of the 17 campuses of the UNC System. Participation in the program is voluntary, and courses may be taken for either career development or personal interest.”- scroll down for information on Graduate Assistant and Faculty Staff Tuition Waiver information

Teaching- including lateral entry

http://www.teachforamerica.org/ Teach for America
https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/29630 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)
https://governor.nc.gov/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)
https://www.ncleg.gov/House/PageProgram– NC House Page program (for high school students)

https://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/youth-ambassadors US Dept. of State Youth Ambassadors Exchange program 

https://ncmocktrial.org/ NC High School Mock Trial

https://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/ The President’s Volunteer Service Award

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
https://www.gcsnc.com/domain/234
Guilford County Board of Elections- select the year and  click submit to get a list of the date, time and agenda of all the meetings held by the Board of Education for that year.
https://www.greensboro-nc.gov/government/city-council/council-meetings  Greensboro City Council
https://www.guilfordcountync.gov/how-do-i/advanced-components/list-detail-pages/calendar-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
https://www.ncbar.org/public-resources/find-an-nc-lawyer/ NC Lawyer Referral

https://nc.freelegalanswers.org/ Free legal help (through the American Bar Association) for those that meet qualification requirements

https://www.legalaidnc.org/  Self Help Clinic information 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
https://womenscentergso.org/?page_id=1043l Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro Legal Information Access program (LIAP)
http://www.ncjustice-mail.org/?q=about-us The NC Justice Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, working on issues of concern to low- and middle-income North Carolinians

https://www.lsc.gov/ LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation. It is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans

https://statesidelegal.org/ Legal Help for Military Members, Veterans and their Families

https://statesidelegal.org/immigration-matters-finding-legal-help Legal Help on Immigration for Military Members, Veterans, and their families

Pro Bono New provides resources for pro bono and legal services attorneys and others working to assist low income or under-served clients. Their programs include:

North Carolina:

http://www.lawhelp.org/NC/ North Carolina’s Legal Services Statewide Web Site
http://www.nccourts.org North Carolina Court System

https://www.nccourts.gov/news/tag/press-release/north-carolina-court-system-launches-free-online-document-preparation-tool-ecourts-guide-file?utm_source=NCBA+e-bar+newsletter&utm_campaign=7632af8651-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_09_01_07_46&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5b877a9583-7632af8651-69884955

North Carolina Court System Free, Online Document Preparation Tool – eCourts Guide & File

Guide & File is available 24/7 in all counties for attorneys and the public to prepare court documents online in just a few steps.
 
https://www.gcpublicdefenders.org/ Guilford County Public Defender’s Office

 http://www.ncjustice.org/?q=node/62 NC Expunctions

https://www.lawhelpnc.org/resource/expunction-relief-expanded NC Expunction Relief expanded

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
https://www.ncleg.gov/ North Carolina General Assembly
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/statutes/statutestoc.pl NC General Statutes

https://www.ncjustice.org/?q=second-chance-alliance/collateral-consequences-explained Collateral Consequences of a criminal conviction explained

https://www.lawhelpnc.org/resource/expunction-relief-expanded NC Expunction Relief

http://ncdoj.gov/ NC Attorney General
https://ncdoj.gov/protecting-consumers/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://www.ncga.state.nc.us/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_75.html NC General Statute covering monopolies, trusts, and consumer protection

COVID 19 Resources:  

https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws

https://www.nc211.org/   call 211 (not 911) for Covid 19 assistance/ information/ resources- you can browse by many different topics

*Information about North Carolina’s response to COVID-19 can be found at:https://www.nc.gov/covid19

http://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-lawsWhat You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares  The CARES Act

The page combines information across state government departments

https://des.nc.gov/need-help/covid-19-nc-unemployment-insurance-information

Federal:

https://www.dol.gov/general/topics federal employment laws listed and linked by topic and https://www.usa.gov/labor-laws
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
https://constitutioncenter.org/the-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 and https://www.justice.gov/crt/immigrant-and-employee-rights-section

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 and https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws
http://www.cpsc.gov/ Consumer Product Safety Commission
https://www.e-verify.gov/ E Verify

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

International:

https://www.un.org/en/ United Nations Home Page

https://uncitral.un.org/en/texts/salegoods/conventions/sale_of_goods/cisg UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of goods

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 Trade Law

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overseas_Private_Investment_Corporation Overseas Private Investment Corporation -now transformed into the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

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.sba.gov U.S. Small Business Administration

https://www.sba.gov/managing-business/business-law-regulations Legal Compliance
http://entrepreneur.uncg.edu/ NC Entrepreneurship Center at UNCG
http://www.score.org Service Corps of Retired Executives
https://www.ncbarfoundation.org/our-programs/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
https://www.downtowngreensboro.org/listing/transformgso/801/ Transform GSO (formerly HQ GSO)

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/agencies/whd/fmla/law

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

https://www.militaryprobono.org/ ABA Military Pro Bono Project

http://statesidelegal.org
https://veterans.uncg.edu/

UNCG Title IX Campus and Community Resources for Students

https://titleix.wp.uncg.edu/campus-community-resources/

(Guilford County Schools) Resources for our community promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/11446

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
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.onetonline.org/help/online/accom O*NET On Line Help Job Accommodations

https://www.ada.gov/ Americans with Disabilities Act and https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/ADAfaqs.htm

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

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org/library