Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, North Carolina, enrolled 360 new students in Fall 2014 across its Juris Doctor degree programs, all under their student-centered model of “inclusive excellence.” CSL is one of only two law schools in North Carolina to offer part-time evening coursework, allowing established professionals to better balance their lives with academia. While providing fully American Bar Association-accredited preparation for a career in law, CSL awarded its students more than $2.7 million in merit scholarships during 2014, and was a model for diversity (almost half of incoming freshmen were considered “diversity students.”) Numerous externship and co-op opportunities are available here, and a 3+3 partnership with nearby Johnson C. Smith University allows students to complete both a bachelor’s degree and J.D. degree in just six years. For those who need a smooth transition from undergraduate work, CSL even offers a Jump Start program, in which participants are assigned a faculty mentor and work on lighter credit loads in their first two semesters. And for further proof of CSL’s high quality, just ask alumni: recent graduates have become in-house counsel for local software company Integration Point and been recognized in Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite section as a “Rising Star,” among many more success stories!