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Alumni News: Monday, January 8, 2018

Alumni Spotlights

Alumni Community Outreach Survey

Help us Tell Your Story

With the goal of quantifying UNC School of Law's legacy of leadership through our alumni’s stories of service, volunteerism, and leadership, the UNC Law Alumni Association community outreach committee has developed a Carolina Lawyer Leader Questionnaire to capture the many ways our alumni are the fabric of the communities where they live and work.

As graduates of Carolina Law, our alumni are uniquely qualified to serve as legislators, county commissioners, city council members, school board members, non-profit board members, and in a variety of other capacities. “As a result,” shared Jim Deal ’74, community outreach committee chair “we are routinely asked to fill countless roles critical to the life of our communities. We accept those responsibilities without hesitation. Now, we need to ensure that there is an awareness of our commitment to enriching the lives of the people of North Carolina and beyond.”

Please complete the survey at Your responses will be used to create electronic and hard copy communication pieces that illustrate the impact of Carolina Law alumni in their communities. No contact information will be shared.

Email Adam Stiffler at for further information.

Event Highlights

CPILO - Join Public Interest Alumni and Students at Pre-Auction Networking Reception

The Carolina Public Interest Law Organization (CPILO) will host its annual auction and benefit on Thursday, January 25 at the Top of the Hill Great Room to raise money for public interest grants benefiting students who take unpaid public interest summer internships. This year, the students have organized a pre-auction public interest cocktail hour for alumni and students before the auction begins. Several of the public interest and affinity groups from UNC Law will be in attendance, including the UNC Immigration Law Association, the Black Law Students Association, and Law Students Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (previously Domestic Violence Action Project).

This gathering provides a great opportunity to meet 1Ls interested in public interest jobs well as other current students and fellow alumni involved in public interest work. The pre-auction event runs from 6–7:30 p.m. before the Auction at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar. Appetizers and first drink provided. Tickets for the auction ($15) can be purchased at the door. For questions, contact Hailey Klabo, CPILO President, at

Festival of Legal Learning February 9-10, 2018


Five reasons to attend the 2018 Festival of Legal Learning on February 9-10.

This UNC School of Law program is a convenient, affordable and enjoyable way to satisfy MCLE requirements. Offering 120 sessions during an intensive two-day period, the Festival of Legal Learning is designed to build basics, sharpen skills, provide perspectives and highlight new developments in the field of law. The time-intensive format offers 12 hours of CLE credit, including professional responsibility, substance abuse and mental health sessions.

This diverse program allows customized learning with instructors who are recognized experts in their fields, including professors from the Carolina Law as well as distinguished guest faculty.

Unique to this year, the Festival is proud to offer Carolina Law's Side Bar Reception. Hosted by the UNC Law Alumni Association and sponsored by North Carolina Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, this complimentary social and networking gathering is open to all attendees and instructors from 6-7 p.m. on Friday.  



Duke Energy Presents Final CE3 Gift Installment

Duke Energy CE3

Duke Energy presented the final $200,000 installment of its founding gift to Carolina Law’s Center for Climate, Energy, Environment and Economics (CE3) at the UNC-Wake Forest men’s basketball game on Dec. 30. In additional to supporting CE3’s research and engagement efforts, the funding allows Carolina Law to expand opportunities for students to focus on energy and environmental law through scholarships, summer stipends, and new course offerings. Pictured: David Fountain '94 and Bo Somers of Duke Energy with Dean Martin Brinkley '92 and Jonas Monast, C. Boyden Gray Distinguished Fellow, Assistant Professor and Director of CE3.

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