North Carolina Central University

NCCU School of Law Virtual Justice Broadband Project

With a strong history of delivering legal and educational services to economically vulnerable communities, North Carolina Central University’s School of Law is proposing to upgrade broadband services and deploy videoconferencing in five legal assistance facilities, while expanding access to its legal education programs. The project aims to serve low-income residents and undergraduates at Legal AID of North Carolina offices at NCCU and at four Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Elizabeth City State University, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina A&T University, and Fayetteville State University. The project intends to hold legal writing seminars for undergraduates to better prepare them for law school and to increase the representation of ethnic and economic minorities in the legal profession. The program also aims to hold introductory law classes for high school students in the region, including expanding its successful “Street Law” project and its annual Legal Eagle Law Camps in Raleigh and Durham public schools.

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