Alumni Needed to Judge Braxton Craven Moot Court Competition Feb. 18-21, 2015
Alumni volunteers are needed to serve as judges for Carolina Law’s 38th J. Braxton Craven Jr. Memorial Moot Court Competition, to be held Feb. 18-21, 2015. Twenty-four teams from law schools throughout the country will argue two current constitutional law issues. Students are working to fill 130 slots for three judge panels over the four days of the competition. The greatest need is for judging on the first two nights. Judges receive a complete set of information, including a bench brief with suggested questions to ask from the bench. Each session lasts one hour, and judges can sign up to serve on one or multiple time slots. This event is a great opportunity to give back to the law school and meet and connect with others in the Carolina Law community. For more information and to volunteer, contact 3L Julia Welch at email@example.com.
Alumni Pro Bono Opportunities Website
Visit the Alumni Pro Bono Opportunities website to find pro bono projects that need volunteer attorneys or attorney supervisors, or to post your pro bono projects. Select or post projects based on area of law, geographic region, or time commitment. Many available pro bono projects are organized in conjunction with law school student organizations. Please visit our website for more details or contact the Alumni Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional Alumni Representative
Regional representatives are alumni volunteers who support Carolina Law in their community by in a variety of ways, including organizing local alumni events, welcoming and assisting alumni moving to their area, helping locate missing contact information for area alumni, and providing guidance to help develop programming that is best targeted to their community. For up-to-date information, visit the Regional Alumni Programs section of our website or contact Susan McLean,director of alumni and donor relations, at 919.445.0169 or email@example.com.
Class Reunion Representative
The School of Law typically celebrates reunions at the 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 year mark after graduation. It takes a high level of involvement from your classmates to make the reunion a success. Contact Susan McLean, director of alumni and donor relations, at 919.445.0169 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many student organizations at Carolina Law perform valuable public service to area communities or implement programs that provide an important learning component to law students' education. In many instances, the help of alumni is needed to achieve their objectives. There are a total of 55 Carolina Law student organizations. Contact John Kasprzak, assistant dean for student services, at 919.843.9076 or email@example.com. Listed below are just a few of the organizations and student projects that could use your help:
On-Campus Interviews and Job Bank Postings
If you work for an employer who does not currently recruit on-campus at Carolina Law, but would like to do so, please urge them to consider on-campus interviewing. If you are the only Carolina Law graduate at your organization, consider volunteering to come to campus yourself to interview (we will happily coordinate your campus visit with other meetings you may have in the area, or basketball and football games!). Another way to recruit at Carolina Law is through a Job Bank posting, which can be seen online by UNC students and/or graduates. Career Development will post your job opportunity and have interested candidates submit their application materials for review. Depending upon the degree of interest, you may then come to campus to interview, invite them to your office, or schedule a Skype or video-conference with candidates you wish to consider. For assistance in making any of these arrangements, please contact Kala Glenn-Pruitt, recruiting administrator for the CDO, at 919.962.0280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Off Campus Interview Programs
UNC partners with other nationally-known law schools in setting up fall interview programs in different cities around the country, giving employers who are not able to come to campus an opportunity to interview our students. Typically, we’re involved in programs in New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington, DC. We also sponsor two spring programs in-state with the other North Carolina law schools and the North Carolina Bar Association – at the Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte and at the NC Bar Center in Cary. If you would like your employer to be involved in any of these programs for summer or permanent hiring, please contact Brian Lewis, assistant dean for career development, at 919.962.1023 or Brian-Lewis@unc.edu, or Kala Glenn-Pruitt, recruiting administrator for CDO, at 919.962.0280 or email@example.com.
One of the best ways for students to learn what it is really like to practice law in a particular area is for them to speak directly to practitioners. Career Night brings together first-year law students with attorneys from a wide variety of practice areas. This forum provides students the opportunity to learn about different areas of law while they build their professional network in an informal setting. In addition to sharing your experiences with the students, you will also have a chance to catch up with other UNC Law alumni. If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Maria Mangano, director of career development, at 919.843.5658 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn Boone, career counselor for CDO, at 919.843.7560 or email@example.com.
Mock Interview Program
You probably remember from your own law school days how stressful those first few interviews can be, particularly for 1Ls for whom the whole legal employment process is still a mystery. The program, held each year in late January, is intended to help students overcome their initial anxiety, to become more comfortable with the interviewing process, and to gain valuable feedback from practitioners.
The format for the program simulates the actual on-campus interview experience. Students submit resumes and sign up in advance for interview slots. We will send you copies of the resumes in advance and set up a schedule of up to six interviews. The interviews are intended to last 15 to 20 minutes each, followed by 10 minutes during which you will give the student feedback. If you would like to volunteer for the Mock Interview Program, please contact Shawn McKenna, director of employer outreach, at 919.843.8384 or firstname.lastname@example.org.