Historically Black Law School Deemed to Be the “Best Value”

The law school at North Carolina Central University, the historically black educational institution in Durham, was recently designated by preLaw magazine as the law school in the United States with the “best value.” North Carolina Central edged out the law school at the University of Alabama for the top spot.

The magazine rated law schools on tuition, bar passage rate, and employment prospects of graduates. Upon hearing the results of the survey, Dean Raymond Pierce stated, “We have turned this law school into a world-class institution. Our costs remain steady, affordable, and when our students graduate, they are not saddled with unmanageable debt.”

JBHE’s latest enrollment data shows that there are 242 black students at the law school, making up slightly less than one half of the entire student body. The law school’s bar passage rate of 86 percent is significantly higher than the 71 percent average for all law schools in North Carolina.