Alumni News

Alumni News: Thursday, August 27, 2015

School News

UNC School of Law Welcomes the Class of 2018

Class of 2018
Class of 2018 at Orientation

As part of Orientation for new students, the UNC Law Alumni Association hosted a community welcome event in the Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium last week. LAA President Leslie Packer ’86 and local LAA members greeted the 226 members of the class of 2018, LL.M. students and international students, and welcomed them to the Carolina Law community.

To kick off his inaugural year as dean of UNC School of Law, Dean Martin Brinkley ’92 officially welcomed the newest students to the Carolina Law family the next morning. The Honorable R. Allen Baddour ’97, resident superior court judge for Orange and Chatham Counties, led the students in the Carolina Commitment pledge. Read the full announcement and watch a video of the Class of 2018 Orientation.

Event Highlights

Constitution Day, featuring C. Amanda Martin '92: "Does the First Amendment Still Matter?"

Amanda Martin For the past several years, UNC School of Law has served as host of the campus-wide UNC-Chapel Hill Constitution Day celebration. Each year on September 17, pursuant to a 2004 federal statute, U.S. schools and colleges take time to celebrate and commemorate the day on which the Constitution of the United States was signed. Constitution Day presents an opportunity to reflect upon the deeper meanings of the Constitution and the hopes it embodies for the future of the country and the world.

This year we are proud to offer a timely discussion about economics, constitutional theory and the media entitled “Does the First Amendment Still Matter?” featuring C. Amanda Martin '92, a partner with Stevens Martin Vaughn & Tadych, PLLC in Raleigh, N.C. Alumni are invited and encouraged to attend. Questions? Contact Susan McLean, director of alumni and donor relations, or 919.445.0169.

Carolina Law Alumni: Are You Ready for Some Football?

Bluegrass and BBQ Alumni
Bluegrass and BBQ Alumni

Football season is fast approaching and Carolina Law alumni have three opportunities to cheer on the Tar Heels with the Law Alumni Association.

Make your plans today. Can't make it to a game? Plan a watch party in your community! The Carolina Law Club of New York is coordinating an event for the Thursday, October 29 UNC Tar Heels vs the Pittsburgh Panthers. For more information on these or any of our upcoming fall events, contact Kelly Mann, alumni and donor relations coordinator, at or 919.445.0170.

2015 UNC Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Classic

Alumni Golf
UNC School of Law Alumni Golf

Make your plans now to support the 2015 UNC Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Classic scheduled for Friday, September 25 at UNC Finley Golf Course. In its first four years, the Classic has generated over $100,000 in scholarship assistance. The 2015 committee is working diligently to recruit players, teams, sponsors and course volunteers. We hope you will join us to support this important cause.

For more information or to pledge your support, contact Louise Harris at or 919.445.0167. Visit our website for more information on the Classic and its scholarship recipients.

2015 UNC Law Alumni Association Golf Classic Scholarship Committee

  • Robert E. Zaytoun ’75, Chair, Zaytoun Law Firm
  • W. Sidney Aldridge ’77, Nicholls & Crampton
  • Richard T. Boyette ’77, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog
  • John C. Cloninger ’81, Cloninger Barbour Searson & Jones
  • Kenneth L. Eagle ’74, Morris Russell Eagle & Worley PLLC
  • David F. Kirby ’77, Edwards Kirby
  • Brad Van Hoy ’00, Moore & Van Allen
  • Hank Van Hoy ’74, Martin & Van Hoy
  • Richard N. Watson ‘74, Richard N. Watson, Attorney at Law
  • Martin L. White ’96, Johnston Allison & Hord
  • T. Carlton Younger, Jr. ‘75


Earn 3 Hours CLE Credit with the Pro Bono Program

The UNC School of Law Pro Bono Alumni Board presents a free CLE for attorneys interested in pro bono projects in North Carolina. Pathways to Pro Bono is scheduled for Friday, September 18 from 1 – 4 p.m. at UNC School of Law and will feature information on the UNC School of Law Cancer Project, Veterans Child Support Modification Project and Safe Child Immigration Project. The three (3) credit-hour program (pending approval by the NC State Bar) will offer one (1) hour of professional responsibility: Ethical Issues Related to Participation in Student-Assisted Pro Bono Projects.

View the agenda for more details and presenter biographies. For more information, contact Sylvia Novinsky, assistant dean for public service programs, at or 919.962.7813. Register Now.

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