Witt Professionalism Roundtable Set for February 13 in Charlotte
The Witt Professionalism Roundtable, typically held on UNC’s campus, will be on the road in 2019. Charlotte area alumni are invited to a dinner and discussion at the Charlotte City Club. Each participant will receive an ethical problem along with rules for evaluating the problem a week prior to the dinner via email. Judges, attorneys, faculty and students will discuss the problem and related issues over dinner. Ninety minutes of professional responsibility CLE credit will be offered. The Witt Professionalism Roundtable is graciously funded by the Raymond B. Witt Professionalism Endowment.
Space is limited, with registration opening by January. Contact Kelly Mann, 919-445-0170 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Winston Crisp ’92 Retires
After more than 26 years of service to Carolina, UNC Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston B. Crisp ’92 announced his retirement.
Crisp became the law school’s first assistant dean for student affairs and the first associate dean for student services. In those positions, he played a key role in strengthening coordination among the academic program, financial management, outreach and student support areas. In recognition of his extraordinary leadership, the Student Bar Association established the Winston B. Crisp Award in 2005 to recognize students who personify those qualities.
International Moot Court Team Competes in London
UNC School of Law students and British barristers-in-training at the Middle Temple Society in London participate in an exchange program that takes students from their home country to host country to learn about the legal system and compete in friendly moot court competitions. Dean Martin Brinkley '92 and Professor Emeritus Ken Broun joined a group of 2L international team members over Fall Break.
John Rubin ’82, Albert Coates Professor of Public Law and Government at UNC School of Government, provided a first-hand report of the competition. Rubin is in London serving as the faculty director for UNC’s honors study abroad program and teaching an undergraduate course on criminal law and justice
Bluegrass & BBQ
Annual BBQ Event Showcases UNC Bluegrass Initiative
More than 200 members of the Carolina Law community enjoyed a beautiful autumn evening at Bluegrass and BBQ prior to the UNC vs. Virginia Tech football game. An addition to this year’s lineup was a performance by Chapel Hill’s own Sugar On Fire band. All hailing from North Carolina, these five musicians came together through their involvement in the Carolina Bluegrass Band to form their own group.
The Bluegrass Initiative started in 2016 with the formation of the Carolina Bluegrass Band within the UNC Department of Music. The Bluegrass Initiative and Carolina Bluegrass Band, made possible through the generous support of Arts and Sciences alumnus John A. Powell BA ’77, includes academic courses, symposia and performances.
Alumni in the Media
Why Do You Love Pro Bono?
Last week at the NCBA Professionalism for New Attorneys CLE Program, the NC Bar Foundation asked attorneys recently admitted to practice in NC: “Why do you love pro bono?” Watch the video, because we love seeing familiar alumni faces continuing the UNC Pro Bono Program mission!