Alumni News

Alumni News: Friday, September 13, 2013

School News

Law Annual Fund

Thank You

Thanks to the support of 2,179 alumni, over $767,000 in gifts were raised for the Law Annual Fund over the course of the 2012-2013 academic year, successfully surpassing our goal of $750,000.

Gifts to the Law Annual Fund leverage opportunities to enhance academic excellence, bolster student and faculty support as well as ensure scholarship and grants are available for the nation's most promising future attorneys.

Your law school strives to remain accessible and attractive to the best and brightest students by keeping tuition among the lowest of peer schools. Unrestricted gifts ensure resources are available for scholarships and summer grants, travel stipends and career development activities, all of which serve to equip students with the tools necessary to excel in career of their choosing.

You can help strengthen Carolina Law this academic year with a gift of support to the Law Annual Fund. Every gift helps meet the growing aspirations of students, faculty, alumni and the practicing bar. To make your gift now, please visit http://www.law.unc.edu/alumni/givenow/.

For more information on how you can support Carolina Law this academic year, please contact Dana Dubis, director of annual giving, dubis@email.unc.edu or 919.445.0166.

Law Reunion Weekend

We look forward to seeing you in Chapel Hill Oct. 25-26! Join us as we honor our graduating classes ending in 3 or 8 ('63, '68, '73, '78, '83, '88, '93, '98, '03, '08). This annual gathering provides a great opportunity for our alumni to see friends and classmates, visit with faculty and students, and meet and engage with other members of the Carolina Law alumni community.

Activities include the annual UNC School of Law Alumni Association Golf Classic benefiting student scholarships, class specific events on Friday night, and Saturday's Bluegrass & BBQ and UNC vs. Boston College Football Game. This annual tailgate at the law school draws alumni and family members of all ages and is one of the school's most popular and well attended events.

For a complete schedule of events, links to class specific Facebook pages, and to register online, visit http://www.law.unc.edu/alumni/weekend/.

Event Highlights

Regional Gatherings Provide Students with Information and Support

DC Reception

Multiple alumni and student gatherings were held during the month of August in conjunction with regional job fairs.

In Texas, Ann '80 and Mitch '80 Hurwitz hosted a reception in their home for Carolina Law alumni and current students. The students, who were visiting Dallas as part of the 12th annual Texas Interview Program, found the connections they made and the information they obtained from their alumni peers invaluable going into the interview process the following day. Plans are already in place for another Dallas/Fort Worth event in August 2014.

Similar alumni/student receptions were held in New York City and Washington, D.C. Greg Boyd '04, partner and chairman of the Interactive Entertainment Group at Frankfurt Kurnit in New York and member of the Carolina Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, helped organize a small gathering at Havana Central Times Square. Amol Jain '08 (Berkeley Research Group LLC) and Miten Shah '08 (VOYlegal LLC), volunteer regional representatives for the Carolina Law Alumni Association, helped organize and host a gathering at DuPont Circle's Ping Pong Dim Sum.

Staff members from the Career Development Office and Office of Advancement were also able to attend each event. "The support, guidance and encouragement that our alumni continually provide to students is one of many examples of the strength of the Carolina Law community," says Susan McLean, director of alumni and donor relations.

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