January 3, 2024

High Point University Opens New Law School 

High Point Law New BuildingIn keeping with the collegial spirit among members of the legal profession in Virginia and North Carolina, the Virginia State Bar announces the new Kenneth F. Kahn School of Law at High Point University. Several retired Virginia judges are on the faculty of this new law school in North Carolina, including the Honorable Robert J. Humphreys (ret.) of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

The Kenneth F. Kahn School of Law at High Point University (HPU Law) will welcome its inaugural J.D. class in August 2024. The curriculum will be grounded in the core first-year doctrinal legal subjects of contracts, property, torts, civil procedure, criminal law, and constitutional law. In addition, the first-year curriculum will feature two values-based courses expressly designed to help students form their own professional identity. In keeping with the mission of High Point University, the law school will foster a learning environment of diverse perspectives. Students will learn how to have difficult conversations and how to approach disagreements with civility, professionalism, and respect.

The curriculum will be augmented by a full-time and extended faculty of over 70 federal and state judges and lawyers. The extended faculty will partner with the full-time faculty to provide classroom instruction while offering practical insights to students from their roles as judges or practicing lawyers. The extensive faculty will enable every student to receive personalized mentoring from two mentors, one from the full-time faculty and one from the extended faculty or from another judge or practicing lawyer. Beginning in fall 2025, the law school will operate in a new three-story, 77,000 square-foot building, which will be a state-of-the-art educational venue. To learn more about the new law school, visit the law school’s website.