Alumni News

Alumni News: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Alumni Spotlights

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

Members of the Class of 2018 gather outside Carmichael Arena for Commencement

The Class of 2018 crossed the stage of Carmichael Arena on Saturday as they joined their 11,000+ peers as graduates of UNC School of Law. UNC Law Alumni Association president Scott Vaughn ’86 welcomed the graduating class to the Law Alumni Association.

“This class understands the concept of paying it forward,” Vaughn said in his Commencement address. “You have been incredibly generous in donating to the 3L Class Gift Endowment Fund to allow Carolina Law to remain a powerful public institution. You have also given of your time with the first ever 100% class participation in pro bono service projects.”

2019 Alumni Awards Call for Nominations

Alumni Leadership Awards - Call for Nominations

Nominations for the UNC Law Alumni Association 2019 Leadership Awards are open until August 1, 2018. The four award categories are: the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Outstanding Recent Graduate Award and the Professor S. Elizabeth Gibson Award for Faculty Excellence. Recipients will be recognized at the Spring Leadership and Awards Dinner on May 3, 2019.

Event Highlights

Summer Spotlight: Hot Topics in the Law

This summer, connect with fellow alumni and current students working in your region and hear our faculty speak about current legal issues related to their research at one of seven “Hot Topics in the Law” programs!

Our programs thrive on the prominent presence of our alumni to provide advice and support to 1L and 2L summer associates and help the law school recruit the incoming class of 2021. We hope that you will join us for this informative presentation, and to show your support for Carolina Law.  

Register at

  • May 30   Birmingham, Ala.
  • May 31   Boston
  • May 31   Atlanta
  • June 05  Washington, D.C.
  • June 07  Charlotte, N.C.
  • June 12  New York
  • June 14  Raleigh, N.C

Advancement Office Update

Farewell to Carolina Law Legend

Louise Harris

After 16 years of dedicated service to UNC School of Law, Louise Harris has accepted a new position. During her time at Carolina Law, Louise made significant and long-lasting impact through her work with alumni and friends of the law school. From building a robust alumni relations program in partnership with the UNC Law Alumni Association, to laying the groundwork for the $75 million Campaign for Carolina, her footprint at the law school is significant.

Louise will remain in our legal community, and continue to work on behalf of the State of North Carolina. She begins her new position at the North Carolina Bar Foundation in June and will be at the North Carolina Bar Association Annual Meeting June 21-24 at the Wilmington Convention Center.

Congratulations and well wishes may be sent to to be forwarded to Louise.

Law Reunion Weekend

Reunion 2018

View photos from Law Reunion Weekend 2018 on Facebook!

Alumni traveled from as far as California, Texas and Oklahoma for the 2018 Carolina Law Reunion Weekend. The events, which ran Friday and Saturday, kicked off with Friday’s Leadership and Awards Dinner. Ann Reed '71, Jay Goffman '83 and Mary Irvine '12 were recipients of the 2018 Law Alumni Association Awards.

Plans are already in the works for May 3 & 4, 2019, for the members of the classes of '69, '74, '79, '84, '89, '94, '99, '04, '09, and  '14.

Alumni Calendar


Continuing Legal Education Calendar



Recruit Carolina Law Students

The Career Development Office invites you to participate in our Fall 2018 Recruiting Program. Information about our current students can be found on our website. View our recruiting information.

Engage with Carolina Law Students

Let our Career Development Office help you develop and implement a student outreach and engagement strategy. View our list of signature programs (PDF) and contact us for other ways in which we can connect you with our students. We look forward to hearing from you!

Clerkship Students from the Class of 2018   
Congratulations to our 2018 graduates who will be clerking next year!

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What Are You For? Tell Us!

Associate Dean for Advancement Deirdre Gordon welcomes the Class of 2018 to a thriving network of 11,000+ @UNCLawAlumni. She is for educating the next generation of lawyer leaders to serve North Carolina and beyond. ⚖️ What are *you* for? Let us know on social media by using #UNCForAll!

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