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Applications for the Spring 2024 Recruitment Cycle are due by January 28, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Undergraduate Law Association at Carolina (ULAC). You may apply to join our staff if you are an enrolled undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Applications open during the beginning of the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. No experience in the legal field is required to be a successful member of ULAC.

If you are an undergraduate student who does not attend UNC and are interested in contributing to ULAC, we encourage you to submit a piece for the Journal or Blog. You can learn more about how you can submit a piece and can view the submission guidelines by viewing the Submit page. 

We invite you to learn more about the 4 ULAC divisions and the available positions for the Spring 2024 recruitment cycle by viewing the brief overviews of the divisions on this page and the descriptions of the positions in the application forms.

For this application cycle, you may apply for open positions in the Journal, Blog, and Administrative Division. 

If you have any further questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to reach out to us at tarheelulac@gmail.com




Overview


Undergraduate Law Journal at Carolina (ULJC, or the Journal)

The ULJC is the first and only undergraduate legal research journal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Published biannually, the Journal offers an open forum for undergraduates to contribute to the discourse on contemporary legal issues through their research, analysis, and commentary. The author of an article, who may be a Print Writer or a student who is not a member of ULAC, would work with 2 separate teams of Print Editors, under the supervision of a Lead Print Editor, to write and publish an article over the course of the semester. Design Editors would utilize Adobe InDesign to format the articles and create a finalized issue. Articles in the Journal tend to be fairly long and extensive, though the editorial board at the Journal will review any submitted piece for publication, regardless of its length.

Undergraduate Law and Policy Blog (ULPB, or the Blog)

The ULPB is published in a blog format, providing undergraduate students with an accessible space to shape the discourse on contemporary legal issues through their original research that is published in a shorter, easily digestible format. Articles in the Blog are no longer than 4,000 words, and usually fall below this limit. The author of an article, who may be an Online Writer or a student who is not a member of ULAC, would work with a small team of Online Editors to write and publish their work. Authors would publish several articles throughout the semester.

Moot Court Team

The Moot Court Team competes in the annual undergraduate moot court tournament organized by the American Moot Court Association. The Team provides its members with a practical space to enhance and develop critical writing and oratory skills in a competitive team setting. Members would engage in appellate advocacy and would have the chance to write a legal brief based on that year’s case problem. 

Administrative Division

The Administrative Division is a critical element of ULAC that directly contributes to its operational success. It is responsible for programming, development, financial management, and outreach for ULAC. This division is ideal for those who are passionate about law and who have intersecting interests in event planning, graphic design, advertising, fundraising, logistics, and organizational management as they would be contributing to the larger mission of ULAC. Administrative Staff Members would not handle all of the division’s countless responsibilities at once but would instead be part of a single department within the division.

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