Alumni News

Alumni News: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Event Highlights

Alumni Association Plans Family-Friendly Picnic

Alumni Association Family Friendly Picnic

The Carolina Law Alumni Family Picnic will be held at Raleigh's Pullen Park on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. This annual event is hosted by the UNC Law Alumni Association and is planned and managed by alumni volunteers. This event offers alumni with children, who may not typically be able to attend evening events, the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet other alumni and their families. This year's planning committee -- led by Brian Meacham '03 and including Ashley Huffstetler Campbell '03, John Demos '03, Erica Jackson '05, Creecy Chandler Johnson '04, Claire Hunter '10, Kelly Podger Smith '02, and Janelle Varley '08 -- is using social media and personal contacts with former classmates to encourage attendance. Learn more and register.

To plan a similar event in your community, contact Susan McLean, director of alumni and donor relations, at

UNC Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Classic

Golf Classic
UNC Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Classic Committee Chair Robert E. Zaytoun '75, of Zaytoun Law Firm, is all smiles during this year's tournament.

The UNC Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Classic committee was thrilled to have 116 Carolina Law alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends participate in the Fourth Annual Scholarship Golf Classic on Sept. 5, 2014. The generous support of participants and sponsors raised $40,000 for law school scholarships. Information on committee members, sponsors and scholarship recipients can be found at the alumni section of the Carolina Law website under Ways to Support.

Portrait of Chief Justice Henry E. Frye '59 to be Unveiled

Frye Portrait Unveiling Invitation

UNC School of Law will host the unveiling of a portrait of Chief Justice Henry E. Frye '59 on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in the newly renovated Graham Kenan Courtroom at UNC School of Law. Frye was the first African-American to enter UNC School of Law as a first-year student as well as the first African-American to complete his entire law education at UNC. After graduation from Carolina Law, Frye went on to serve as an elected official and judge. He was the first African-American elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in the 20th century and the first African-American to serve as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. The graduating class of 2013 supported the commissioning of the portrait as their 3L class gift to the school.

For more information, please contact Kelly Mann, alumni and donor relations coordinator, at or 919.445.0170.

School News

Dean John Charles "Jack" Boger '74 to Return to Teaching; Search Begins for New Law School Leader

Bluegrass and BBQ Boger
Dean Boger at Sept. 6 UNC Law Alumni Association Bluegrass & BBQ, with Judge Robert C. "Bob" Hunter '66, Chip Killian and Ken McCotter '71

After nine years as dean of UNC School of Law John Charles “Jack” Boger '74 announced in May that he plans to return to teaching. Over the next nine months the Advancement Office has scheduled multiple opportunities for Dean Boger to meet with alumni in their communities as part of his final year as dean.

A search committee to find Dean Boger's successor is comprised of law school and university faculty, staff and administrators and also includes Carolina Law alumni Richard Y. Stevens '74, a partner with Smith Anderson in Raleigh; Jeffery A. Allred '80, a partner with Nelson Mullins, Riley & Scarborough in Atlanta; and Richard A. Vinroot '66, a partner with Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson in Charlotte. Read more.

New Alumni Pro Bono Opportunity Web Portal Accepting Projects:
A Call for Pro Bono Projects and Alumni Volunteers

Alumni Pro Bono Board 2014
Pro Bono Board at 1L Orientation 2014 with Assistant Dean Sylvia Novinsky.

The UNC Pro Bono Program is proud to present the Alumni Pro Bono Opportunity Portal -- a convenient way for alumni to post, view and volunteer for pro bono projects. The new program aims to attract projects in various areas of law and from diverse geographic areas. Alumni are encouraged to submit pro bono projects in need of attorney and student volunteer support. In turn, these postings, once reviewed by the student Pro Bono Board, will be shared through the online portal to enlist alumni volunteers.

Projects are not limited to alumni submissions, and project details may be shared with legal service organizations or other professionals with new or existing pro bono projects. For questions or more information, contact the student pro bono alumni outreach coordinator at

Note: the Pro Bono Program sends out monthly updates and semester newsletters that contain information regarding pro bono events. Alumni may join the listserv by registering online.

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