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Alumni News: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Alumni Spotlights

Calling Former SBA Leaders!

Dean's Fellows

Former SBA Officer Reception

Friday, October 12, 5-7 p.m., UNC School of Law

The 2018-19 Student Bar Association Board of Governors invites former Student Bar Association officers and their guests for a fun and informal gathering at the law school prior to UNC's Late Night with Roy, the 16th annual ceremonial season tipoff for Carolina basketball. Park at the law school, drop in for dinner and drinks, enjoy a short journey through SBA's historical highlights and vision for the future, and connect with other SBA officers spanning several decades of service to Carolina Law.

Former SBA Officer Community Meeting and Service Project

Saturday, October 13, Time TBA (3.5 hours prior to kick off), UNC School of Law

Our collaboration with the Student Bar Association leaders continues Saturday morning with an opportunity to give back to Carolina Law and the Chapel Hill community. Former SBA officers and their guests are invited to participate in a service project, led by the 2018-19 Board, in support of the efforts of the Inter-Faith Council for Service, a not-for-profit non-denominational social service organization that provides services in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. While assembling birthday bags for the IFC to distribute to families who have a child celebrating a birthday, the students will lead a conversation on how to keep former SBA officers engaged with Carolina Law after graduation. Whether you are a football fan or not, plan to stay and join the festivities at Bluegrass and BBQ.

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Unable to attend, but want to be included in future SBA communications? Email Joe Fields 3L, SBA president at

Event Highlights

Bluegrass and BBQ – October 13 - UNC v. Virginia Tech

Bluegrass and BBQ

Join members of the Carolina Law Community for tasty food, cold beverages and great music before heading over to the UNC/Virginia Tech football game. Tickets are $20 for lunch. Limited $25 football tickets are available. 

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University Celebrates Constitution Day September 20

Constitution Day

We'll be celebrating Constitution Day at UNC on September 20, welcoming former U.S. senator John Danforth. The 2:30 p.m. conversation in Gerrard Hall is free and open to the public.

School News

School Hosts NC Free Legal Answers “Empower Hour” at Orientation

Pro Bono Group photo

On Friday, August 24, UNC School of Law hosted the first NC Free Legal Answers “Empower Hour” during the law school’s new student orientation. Attorney volunteers collaborated with law students to provide answers, resources and information in response to civil legal questions posted by low-income North Carolinians to the NC Free Legal Answers website. In one hour, the group responded to 18 questions!

1L College Renamed to Honor Julius Chambers ‘62

Julius Chambers

In August, Dean Martin Brinkley '92 announced one of our 1L colleges, previously named for UNC School of Government founder Albert Coates, was renamed Chambers College in celebration of the life of Julius Chambers ’62: civil rights leader and advocate, educator, founding director of the UNC Center for Civil Rights, and one of our most distinguished graduates. This change memorializes the law school’s connection to Julius Chambers and to the values he lived out in a storied career.

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