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Alumni News: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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Remembering Aycock

On October 26, 2015, UNC School of Law held a celebration of the life and legacy of Chancellor William B. Aycock ’48 on what would have been his 100th birthday. Faculty, staff, alumni and current students as well as 20 members of the Aycock family gathered in the rotunda of the law school for a program filled with tributes, memories, poetry and music. A video of the presentation is available online. The Kathrine R. Everett Law Library is also proud to offer a digital library in remembrance of William B. Aycock, which provides a photo gallery, tributes, a selection of his speeches and articles, and selected interviews and videos about his legacy.

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Externs and Alumni Meet Up in D.C. and New York

2015 Externship Program with Savasta-Kennedy

Professor Maria Savasta-Kennedy maximized her recent visits with students in D.C. and New York City by hosting alumni gatherings. Her goal, with the support of the office of advancement and local Carolina Law Club volunteers, was to welcome the UNC School of Law Externship Program Semester in Practice students who are spending the semester in these cities honing their lawyering skills. These informal gatherings gave the students an opportunity to meet local alumni and were also a chance for the alumni to catch up with Professor Savasta-Kennedy and connect with others in the Carolina Law community. Photos from the events may be viewed on the Carolina Law Club of D.C. and Carolina Law Club of New York Facebook pages

The Semester in Practice program offers full time, semester long externships with partner government agencies and public interest organizations in Washington, D.C., New York City, Atlanta and North Carolina. The program is designed as a capstone experience for students interested in a particular area of practice or skills set who are willing to spend the full semester off campus and externing full time with the host organization. Students are trained and mentored by on-site supervisors (often alumni or former externs) at the host organization. In addition, the Externship Program’s faculty supervisors guide and facilitate the student’s exploration of their experience through virtual classroom discussion, journal writing and individual conferences. For more information, contact Professor Maria Savasta-Kennedy at

Carolina Law Graduates among Those Honored at the N.C. State Bar Annual 50-Year Lawyers Luncheon

Anna Orr North Carolina State Bar’s Annual Student Pro Bono Service Award

Anna Orr ’15 was honored as a recipient of the North Carolina State Bar’s Annual Student Pro Bono Service Award at the North Carolina State Bar’s 50-Year Lawyers Luncheon on Thursday, October 22.

Upon graduation, Orr logged over 400 hours spread through her three years at UNC. She worked with 15 different organizations on 27 separate projects. Beyond simply performing pro bono, Orr has consistently encouraged others to get involved and has been an exceptional representative for the school.

The Honorable Elizabeth Keever ’75 and Richard M. Lewis Jr. ’63 were recognized as recipients of the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award. The awards were presented by Ronald L. Gibson ’78, N.C. State Bar president.

Alumni marking the 50th anniversary of their admission to the N.C. State Bar (Class of 1965) included Arch Turner Allen III, Frank Bayard Aycock III, T. Steven Blackwell, Elliott Grayson Bourne Jr., Scott Newton Brown Jr., Richard Lee Burrows, Thomas Roberts Cannon, Frederick M. Carmichael, Cleveland Price Cherry, Alonzo Brown Coleman Jr., William Thomas Cozart, Ronald Harry Davis, Robert Leon Edwards, Douglas George Eisele, Louis Henry Fogleman Jr., Peter Allen Foley, P. Douglas Freedle, Charles Patterson Green Jr., Wade Hampton Hargrove Jr., W. Thompson Harris Jr., Robert Carl Hord Jr., The Honorable Clarence Edgar Horton Jr., Marcus Hudson, Howard Samuel Irvin, Michael Scott Kennedy, Robert Bobo Long Jr., E. Lynwood Mallard Jr., Daniel Alston Manning, Robert Arthur Melott, Roy H. Michaux Jr., William Hicks Miller, Franklin Moyle Montgomery, Reuben Leslie Moore Jr., Charles W. Ogletree, James Ethan Pell, Gerald Allen Pell, William Larry Porter, James Dietrich Renger, Waverly Hale Robinson, Vernon Haskins Rochelle, E. S. Schlosser Jr., Leonard Bradley Shaffer, James Moore Shannonhouse Jr., Robert Eugene Smith, Conrad Boyd Sturges Jr., John Bradsher Taylor, Charles Julian Vaughan, Edwin Allen Waite Jr., and The Honorable Willis Padgett Whichard.

School News

James W. Crawford III ’83 to Provide Veterans Day Address

On November 11, the student organization VALOR (Veterans Advocacy Legal Organization) is proud to host Vice Admiral James W. Crawford III ’83, the 43rd Judge Advocate General of the Navy. Crawford is the principal counsel to the Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations, and serves as the Department of Defense Representative for Ocean Policy Affairs. He also leads the 2,300 attorneys, enlisted legal men, and civilian employees of the worldwide Navy JAG Corps community. Crawford will speak at noon in classroom 5052. Alumni are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Cam Neal 3L at

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