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Alumni News: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Law Alumni Weekend

We look forward to seeing you in Chapel Hill Sept. 27-29! For a full schedule and to register, visit the Law Alumni Weekend website. A highlight of the weekend is sure to be the UNC School of Law Leadership and Awards Dinner Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center (Carolina Club). Join Carolina Law 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 distinguished alumni and outstanding recent graduate award recipient.

Alumni Spotlights

The 2012 Law Alumni Leadership Award Winners

James E. Delany '73

James E. Delany '73 Delany is commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, the United States' oldest Division I college athletic conference. The Big Ten's fifth commissioner since its founding in 1896, Delany enters his 24th year in that role. While at the Big Ten, Delany has guided the conference through expansion twice, with the addition of Penn State in June of 1991 and Nebraska in July of 2011. Read more about Delany.

DeWitt F. (Mac) McCarley '77

DeWitt F. (Mac) McCarley '77 McCarley is a partner with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein and practices in the Government & Public Policy Group. Prior to joining Parker Poe, McCarley served as city attorney for Charlotte, N.C., for 17 years. In his role as Charlotte city attorney, McCarley negotiated the return of an NBA franchise to Charlotte and the subsequent arena construction and operating agreements between the team and the City. Read more about McCarley.

Vasiliki Alis (Celia) Pistolis '82

Vasiliki Alis (Celia) Pistolis '82 Pistolis is the assistant director of advocacy and compliance with Legal Aid of North Carolina Inc. (LANC), a statewide nonprofit law firm providing free legal services to low income persons. Pistolis manages the overall legal advocacy of the firm and coordinates the firm's appellate advocacy with other senior attorneys. Pistolis has planned and executed statewide poverty law conferences that brought together legal aid and pro bono attorneys for training. Read more about Pistolis.

Outstanding Recent Graduate Award Recipient

Wilson White Wilson L. White joined Google Inc. in September 2011 as an associate litigation counsel. At Google, White's primary job is to manage the company's patent litigation. He also advises the company's business units on other intellectual property and litigation related issues. Previously, White was an associate in Kilpatrick Stockton's IP practice in Atlanta. Read more about White.

Event Highlights

Law Alumni Weekend Class Reunion Celebration

Friday night of Law Alumni Weekend is shaping up to be a signature event. Prior to the kickoff of our celebration on Sept. 28, the law school will be hosting affinity group receptions. African American alumni, Davis Society members and alumni working in public service or the public sector are invited to meet current students and fellow alumni at 6 p.m. at the Carolina Inn Chancellor's Ballroom.

All alumni are being encouraged to participate in our Reunion Celebration at the Carolina Inn at 7 p.m. Spaces will be set aside for classes to gather, and there will be good food and music and ample opportunity to reconnect with fellow graduates. As part of the evening C-PILO will host a Silent Auction with exciting items, including a basketball signed by Coach Roy Williams, event and theater tickets and a custom-built UNC fishing rod. Visit the C-PILO website to preview a complete list of the items available and learn more about this student-run nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting public interest law among Carolina Law students.

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