Alumni Awards Deadline Extended Until Monday
The call for
nominations for UNC Law Alumni Association 2018 awards is extended to Monday,
August 14 at 11 p.m. The four award categories considered are: the Lifetime
Achievement Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Outstanding Recent
Graduate Award and the Professor S. Elizabeth Gibson Award for Faculty
Excellence. A short nomination
form may be completed, which also contains descriptions of each award, their criteria and prior
honorees. Recipients will be recognized at the Spring Leadership and
Awards Dinner on May 4, 2018.
Fall for All Weekend - September 22 and 23
Join Us for Bluegrass and BBQ and More!
September 22 and 23, Carolina Law and the UNC Law Alumni Association (LAA) are
hosting the school’s inaugural Fall for All – a weekend in celebration and
support of UNC School of Law. This two-day event, which is an expansion of our
annual Bluegrass and BBQ Football Tailgate party, includes a variety of family
friendly events to reach a broad audience of alumni, students, faculty and
friends. The weekend will kick off with the UNC LAA Scholarship Golf Classic supporting student scholarships, followed by a Friday night celebration of the Pro
Bono Program’s 20th anniversary. In a continued effort to highlight
our school’s commitment to giving back to the community, the Student Bar
Association is recruiting students, alumni, faculty and staff participants for a community service project on Saturday morning. Bluegrass and BBQ will close out
the weekend two hours prior to the UNC vs. Duke football game. Visit the Fall for All webpage to purchase tickets and see a complete
schedule of events.
Twenty Years of Pro Bono
As the Carolina Law community embarks on the start of a new school
year, the Pro Bono Program enters its 20th year at UNC
School of Law. Since its start, the pro bono program connected students with
legal services organizations, government agencies and private attorneys doing
pro bono work to meet unmet legal needs and help students build skills for
“In 1998, the program created a strategic plan and set a goal of 50
percent participation for the student body,” shared Allison Standard ’09,
director of pro bono initiatives. “In the past two years, our graduating
classes exceeded 90 percent participation.”
A celebration in honor of Carolina Law’s Pro Bono Program and of all
those who have contributed to its success will be held on Friday, Sept. 22 as part of the Fall for All Weekend.
Details and tickets are
available online as well as the opportunity to make a gift in support of the Pro Bono Endowment Fund (255644).
Individuals are encouraged to share their
thoughts and experiences with Carolina Law’s Pro
Bono Program. How did the pro bono hours you logged prepare you for your legal
practice? Did your pro bono work influence your career path? How have you
remained engaged with Carolina Law and our students through the school’s pro
bono projects? Help us tell our story by sharing yours.
For information about the Pro Bono Program or the celebration on
September 22, contact Allison Standard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FALR Symposium to Offer CLE for Both In-Person and Live Webcast Attendees
Amendment Law Review will hold its annual symposium on Oct. 27 in Chapel Hill,
N.C. Distorting the Truth: "Fake News" & Free
Speech will bring together noted legal scholars, social scientists, and
professionals - including keynote speaker Angie Drobnic Holan, editor of
Politifact - to discuss the timely topic of fake news.
(4.5 credits) is available for both in-person and live webcast attendees.
Out-of-state alumni are encouraged to check with their local Bar on the policy
and procedure for reciprocity credit before registering. Visit the FALR event
webpage for a
detailed list of speakers and ticket pricing.
Join Us: New Student Orientation and Event
UNC School of Law welcomes our newest members to the
Carolina Law family. The Class of 2020 will soon begin new student orientation in
preparation for the 2017-18 school year. “We are excited to bring in another
group of future lawyer-leaders from North Carolina and from across the country,”
says Kelly Podger Smith ’02, associate dean for student affairs.
addition to our 1L class, the law school welcomes 10 new and continuing LL.M.
students who received their legal education and degrees from the countries of
India, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Republic of Korea, Pakistan, Jordan, United
Kingdom, Mexico and Saudi Arabia. Five exchange students are expected for Fall
2017 semester from the program’s overseas partners in Germany (Augsburg
University), England (Kings College London) and Spain (Comillas Pontifica,
Madrid). “We have a wonderfully diverse group of countries, cultures, and legal
systems represented,” shared Beverly Sizemore who, in her tenth year as
director of international and LL.M. programs, provides personalized course
advising and support to each of her students.
The UNC Law Alumni Association
and the office of advancement are seeking alumni volunteers to participate in a welcome reception on Thursday, August 24 from 5-7 p.m. “We are hoping for
strong alumni participation,” Deirdre Gordon, associate dean for advancement
encouraged a group of local alumni. “This is your chance to help new students
become a part of the law school tradition.”
Register online to attend the orientation event
or contact Susan McLean, director of alumni and donor relations, at email@example.com or 919.445.0169 to find out how
to be involved in your community.