April 29 - A Special Leadership and Awards Dinner
In addition to
honoring our distinguished award recipients, on April 29, the UNC Law Alumni
Association will also be recognizing Professor Elizabeth Gibson ’76 in celebration of her upcoming retirement.
The annual UNC School
of Law Leadership and Awards Dinner, hosted by the Law Alumni Association,
unites faculty members, student leaders and fellow alumni at a dinner and
program celebrating the successes of our school and honoring the UNC School of
Law alumni award recipients.
For 2016 we are
pleased to recognize Thomas Warren Ross Sr. '75, Lifetime Achievement Award; Mary Boney Denison '81 and Rickye McKoy-Mitchell '84, Distinguished Alumni
Award; and Amanda "Mandy" Suttle Hitchcock '07, Outstanding Recent
Graduate Award at a dinner and awards ceremony at the Carolina Inn.
for the evening, provided by Bloomsbury (see alumni focus below), will be sure
to top off a spectacular evening with fellow alumni and friends. At the close of the dinner, attendees are
invited to stay for a welcome reception as part of Law Reunion Weekend 2016.
Register by April 22
as part of Law Reunion
Weekend. ($75 per person)
Carolina Law Annual Fund - Building a Better Future
Nothing is more
important than increasing access and educational opportunities for Carolina Law
students. At present, we are doing more for our students with far less
resources than most of our peer schools. However, we are committed to improving our standing while staying true
to a public mission.
And you can help.
Join us in
building a better future for a law school committed to a first-class,
affordable legal education. Renew your support of Carolina Law this spring and
your gift to the Law Annual Fund will be put to work at once.
will have a substantial and immediate impact in increasing scholarship
assistance to students. You should feel good in knowing that you support the
accomplishments of today’s and future contributions of Tar Heel graduates. Give with pride, knowing your gifts enhance
the law school’s ability to better serve our students and the profession.
Every day we
renew our commitment to make Carolina Law the nation’s finest public law
school. Renew yours today.
Honoring Professor Elizabeth Gibson '76
Join us in
celebrating the retirement of Elizabeth Gibson ’76, Burton Craige Professor of
Law, at a gathering to
be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the Carolina Club. Former students, Craven Court participants
and small section members are encouraged to attend as we honor Professor Gibson
for her many years of service to UNC School of Law and her contribution to the
Carolina Law community.
Alumni are also encouraged
to send a message to be shared with Professor Gibson as part of our celebration
which may be submitted with registration
or emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSVP online by May 13
Bloomsbury - Roots Music Rooted in Carolina Law
The Bloomsbury band: Mel Williams,
Ron Raxter ‘77, Wade Smith ‘63 (seated), John Crumpler, and Wade Hargrove ‘65.
Not pictured are Karen and Terry Linehan, Wade (III) ‘01 and Drew Hargrove ’14.
Photograph by Tim Lytvinenko,
for a popular Raleigh park, was formed in 1964 when two UNC law students, Wade
Smith ’63 and Wade Hargrove ’65, entertained various law school functions with
their guitars and banjos. Mel Williams, a minister and former member of the
Yale Glee Club and Lemma Mackie, the wife of a lawyer and who many described as
having the voice of an angel, joined the two Wades in 1968. At that point,
Bloomsbury took off with performances across the State, up and down the East
Coast, and twice in England.
Crumpler, an investment banker and guitar/banjo player who had played
quarterback for Harvard and sang in the Harvard Glee Club, and Ron Raxter ’77,
a banking lawyer and experienced bass player, joined the band.
also a family affair with Wade Smith’s daughter, Karen, a teacher and her
husband, Terry Linehan, a professor and film producer, along with Wade
Hargrove’s two sons, Wade III ’01 and Drew ’14, joining the band for
performances from time to time.
selections range from folk, to toe-tapping bluegrass, to Irish, to ole time
string band music, and on occasion, a little blues and rock mixed in for good
measure. Hear for yourself on April 29 at the UNC Law Alumni Association Leadership and Awards Dinner.
Assistant Dean Sylvia Novinsky Named Director of N.C. Pro Bono Resource Center at Equal Access to Justice Commission
Novinsky with the 2015-16 Pro Bono Program board.
March 23, members of the Carolina Law community gathered in the rotunda to honor
Dean Sylvia Novinsky’s service to UNC School of Law and to wish her well in her
new service to the State of North Carolina. Stories were shared, tears were
shed and hugs and laughter were abundant. The room was filled with not only a
deep appreciation for all that Dean Novinsky accomplished in her 20 years at
Carolina Law, but also the importance of being a part of a law school community
that values and champions pro bono service.
Sylvia Novinsky has
joined the North Carolina Equal Access to
Justice Commission as the Pro Bono Resource Center Director.
"We are delighted
to have someone of Sylvia's caliber with deep ties to our legal aid
community," remarked Jennifer Lechner, executive director of the North
Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission. "Just as she influenced
decades of students at UNC Law, she will have a profound impact on the overall
pro bono landscape in North Carolina."
Alumni wanting to
send well wishes to Dean Novinsky as she departs the law school - but not the
Carolina Law family - may email email@example.com. Please include contact
information to be passed along with your message.