Support the Carolina Law Annual Fund
by June 30
Have you made your gift to Carolina Law this academic year?
Your support for Carolina Law is a vital part of our ability to fulfill our
mission to be a truly great, truly public law school. When Carolina Law alumni
and friends come together, the possibilities are endless and the impact is
Your gift today can:
sustain a scholarship that empowers a
first-generation college student to continue their legal education;
aid a junior faculty member in presenting their
research at a conference;
or provide a grant that enables students to take
summer work in the public interest sector.
These are the experiences that come together to shape
Every gift has an impact. Make your mark by making your gift by June 30. All gifts must be
received by June 30 to make a difference over the course of the 2017–2018
academic year. To support the law school by mail, send your gift to UNC Gift
Services, PO Box 309, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309. For assistance with your
philanthropy at Carolina Law, contact Dana Dubis, director of annual giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Thank you for believing in a public, proud Carolina Law.
N.C. Bar Association Gathers in Asheville
Dean Martin Brinkley ’92 with Carol Brinkley, Betty Quick ’74, Leona Whichard, Justice Willis Whichard ’65, Professor Richard Myers ’98, and Judge Frank Whitney ’87 at the NCBA’s President’s Luncheon (photo compliments of NCBA)
UNC School of Law played an active role during the North
Carolina Bar Association’s annual meeting in Asheville June 22-25. At the
exhibition hall, Carolina Law representatives met with friends and members of
the legal community, in addition to collecting stories of service, volunteerism
and leadership from law school alumni, which will be used to quantify and
celebrate Carolina Law’s impact on the communities in which they live and work.
The law school also hosted a reception on Friday night,
where Dean Martin H. Brinkley ‘92 shared key updates while acknowledging that
this is pivotal moment in the school’s history. He expressed appreciation for
the hard work “everyone affiliated with the law school -- from incredible
faculty to outstanding alumni” is undertaking to preserve the school’s
tradition of public excellence and shared his vision for a future that grows
education, provides new experiential learning opportunities and fully equips
Carolina Law students for employment across the legal profession.
The highlight of the weekend was the honoring of Dean
Brinkley with the H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award, which recognizes
“those North Carolina attorneys whose trustworthiness, respectful and courteous
treatment of all people, enthusiasm for intellectual achievement and commitment
to excellence in work, and service to the profession and community during a
multi-faceted, accomplished life, inspire others.” Fellow alumni from across the
state sent in messages supporting how whole-heartedly Dean Brinkley embodies
Other Carolina Law alumni honored include ... (read more)
Professor Don Hornstein Presents CLE on “The Shape of The Coast”
Donald T. Hornstein, Aubrey L.
Brooks Professor of Law presented a continuing legal education course in New
Bern titled “The Shape of the Coast: Sustainability, Resiliency and Economics
and the National Flood Insurance Program.” The May 19 event, which was open to the
public, was organized and promoted with the help of the Carolina Law Club of Eastern North Carolina’s representatives in Greenville, Morehead City, New Bern and Rocky Mount. The two-hour
session drew an audience from Chapel Hill to the Outer Banks. Similar events
that highlight our faculty and their area of expertise are in the works for the
coming year. To share an idea or request for a CLE session or faculty visit in
your community, contact Susan McLean at email@example.com or 919.445.0169.
Receptions Bring Together Carolina Law Alumni and Students
Associate Dean for Advancement Deirdre Gordon addressing alumni and students in Charlotte.
Carolina Law clubs held summer receptions
in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, New York and Raleigh to provide an
opportunity for local recently-admitted or current students to connect with members
of the Carolina Law community in these regions.
Kelly Podger Smith ’02, associate
dean for student affairs, said, “Our alumni were out in full force to provide
advice and support to 1L and 2L summer associates, share motivating Carolina
Law stories and help the law school recruit the incoming class of 2020.”
If you are interested in
supporting admitted students or summer associates in your community, contact
Susan McLean, director of alumni and donor relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Advancement Office Update
Welcoming Deirdre Gordon
Deirdre Gordon joined Carolina
Law as the associate dean for advancement on April 1. She is responsible for
managing a team of 10 toward achieving the school’s annual and campaign goals,
in addition to working with students, faculty, staff and alumni to secure the
necessary resources to keep Carolina Law at the forefront of legal education.
Gordon comes to Carolina Law from
Duke Athletics, where she developed and implemented strategy for the Iron
Dukes’ principal and major gift prospects. She has extensive experience in
philanthropy focused on the individual schools and units that comprise a
university, including the Sanford School of Public Policy, the Nicholas School
of the Environment and the Divinity School at Duke University.
She has quickly made an indelible
impression in the Carolina Law community at events across the state, and she
looks forward to continuing to grow her relationships with law school alumni
Law Reunion Weekend
Alumni Celebrate Law Reunion Weekend 2017
The Class of 1992 celebrating with faculty at their 25th Reunion Milestone Dinner.
Nostalgia and law school memories
were in the air during the weekend of May 5-6 as more than 200 Carolina Law
alumni and family members returned to Chapel Hill to celebrate their reunions.
Law Reunion Weekend 2017 honored members of the classes of 1967, 1972, 1977,
1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012. More photos available on the UNC School of Law Facebook page.
The weekend started with an
inspiring, emotional Leadership and Awards Dinner, where Class of 1967
member John B. McMillan Jr. and Class of 1977 member David F. Kirby were among
the honorees. Other highlights included a CLE session led by Tar Heel lawyer
leaders Tommy Jarrett ‘67, Frank Emory ‘82, Haley Haynes ‘92 and Pam Cashwell
‘92, and milestone events for the Class of 2007 and Class of 1992, who not only
celebrated their 25th reunion but the achievement of one of their classmates --
Martin H. Brinkley ‘92 -- becoming dean of their alma mater.
Law Reunion Weekend 2018 planning
is underway and will celebrate the classes of 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988,
1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013. To get involved, contact Susan McLean,
director of alumni and donor relations at email@example.com or 919.445.0169.