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Friday, May 3, 2019

UNC Law Alumni Association Board of Directors and Committee Meetings

The Rizzo Center
150 Dubose Home Lane, Chapel Hill, N.C.
10:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

For more information about our board and committees, contact Deirdre Gordon at 919.445.0168 or

Attire - business casual

Class of 1969 50th Reunion Reception

The Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, N.C.
5:30 – 6:30 pm

Fifty years since law school is cause for celebration! The Law Alumni Association is honoring the Class of 1969 by providing a private reception and complimentary admission to the Leadership and Awards Dinner for our newest inductees into the Golden Tar Heels Society and their guests.

Attire: business

Parking - The Carolina Inn offers valet services for a fee. Free parking is reserved for attendees at the Nash Water Tower Lot: Left out of Carolina Inn parking lot., Right at first traffic light (McCauley St)., Right at 4-way stop (Ransom St.)., Right at next light (Cameron Ave)., Right onto Wilson St. (1st right), Nash Lot entrance on left at end of Wilson Street.

Leadership and Awards Dinner ($75)

The Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, N.C.
6:30 - 9 p.m.

The Law Alumni Association Board of Directors invites you to join 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 alumni award recipients. John L. Sanders ’54 will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award, D. Carmichael “Mike” McIntyre II ’81 will be presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award, Jessica L. Holmes ’09 will be presented the Outstanding Recent Graduate Award, and Lissa L. Broome will be presented the Professor Elizabeth S. Gibson Award for Faculty Excellence.
**Dinner includes dessert and two complimentary drink tickets at our Friday Night Reunion Social following the conclusion of the dinner program.

Attire: business

Parking - See above.

Friday Night Reunion Social ($10)

The Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro Street Chapel Hill, N.C.
8:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Start your late-night with us at the Carolina Inn! Join us for a dessert reception hosted by the Law Alumni Association and open to all alumni and their guests. Party hard with the DJ, or rest your dancing feet while catching up with classmates at our club lounge. Pre-registration gets you dessert, two drink tickets for the social, coffee and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar will be available when when your drink tickets run dry. DJ Mark Toney with Bunn DJ Company will be spinning all the hits from your law school days and beyond, while Perfect Stillz captures all the crazy memories with a photobooth full of props.

Attire: business casual

Parking - See above.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Biscuits & Briefings ($10)

UNC School of Law, Van Hecke-Wettach Hall
William Graham Jr. Classroom, Room 4004
9 a.m.- 11 a.m.

Be a student for a (half) day! Start your morning with biscuits from Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen followed by a morning of conversation and learning with our distinguished faculty and reunion alumni. Faculty will give 20-minute “briefings” in areas of their research and teaching. Join us for this flashback to law school without exams, papers or tuition.

Attire: casual

8:45 am Biscuit and beverages available

9:15 am Carolina Law Briefing

Martin H. Brinkley ’92, Dean and Arch T. Allen Distinguished Professor of Law

Catch up on the latest happenings at Carolina Law from Dean Brinkley himself.

Law & Literature

Patricia Bryan, Henry P. Brandis Distinguished Professor of Law

Reading and discussing works of fiction can broaden legal education and benefit practicing lawyers. Professor Bryan will reflect on ways contemporary books and stories present an opportunity to think about the legal process, ethical dilemmas, and conflicts between law and morality. 

10:05 am Not Quite the Last Lecture: Reflections on Teaching Law for Over 40 Years

John Orth, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of Law

Join venerated Professor John Orth for insight into teaching law over the course of his career. In his signature style and with his usual creative approach, Orth will offer reunion alumni a peek behind the curtain of his illustrious four decade teaching career.

10:25 am Break

10:35 am Prosecutors & Politics

Carissa Byrne Hessick, Anne Shea Ransdell and William Garland "Buck" Ransdell, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Faculty Development

Campaign contributions may be a necessary feature of governments who elect their prosecutors, but contributions are also a potential source of inequality. Learn how a new initiative of the law school directed by Professor Hessick analyzes data in order to better understand and appreciate the democratic accountability of prosecutors.

The Responsibility of Public Law Schools in Building Lawyer Leaders Panel CLE Offering* ($10)

School of Law, Van Hecke-Wettach Hall

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

UNC School of Law is dedicated to preparing outstanding lawyers and leaders. Our distinguished graduates have become judges, educators, practitioners, leaders in business and in government, and have served as members of Congress, counsel to government agencies and as state and local elected officials. This CLE session, moderated by Dean and Arch T. Allen Distinguished Professor of Law Martin H. Brinkley ’92, will provide an overview of the role and responsibility of public law schools in developing future leaders and the impact Carolina Law leaders have on the state, the country and the world. Featuring reunion alumni panelists:

Jack Boger ’74, Wade Edwards Distinguished Professor of Law, Emeritus and former dean of the law school

David Fountain ’94, Senior Vice President – Legal, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, Duke Energy

Rickye McKoy-Mitchell ’84, District Court judge in the 26th Judicial District of Mecklenburg County, N.C.

*CLE Credit pending

One hour of N.C. State Bar continuing education credit will be provided.

Out-of-state participants will receive instructions for submitting with their local Bar.

Golden Tar Heels Lunch ($20)

School of Law, Van Hecke-Wettach Hall 
Room 4085
11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.

We have a special location for our Golden Tar Heels to enjoy the food and fun of the family picnic, set inside for ease in conversations and spending time with classmates. Lunch guests, members of the Class of 1969, and all Golden Tar Heels (50 years or more since graduation), are encouraged to join the music and fun at the picnic afterward.

Note: 11:30 start time will help access law school lot parking for our Golden Tar Heels! Attire - casual


Carolina Law Family Picnic and Concert Under the Tent ($20)

UNC School of Law, front lawn of Van Hecke-Wettach Hall
12 - 1:30 p.m.

Join your classmates, faculty, students, friends and family for a picnic at the law school for Allen & Sons BBQ and all the trimmings, entertainment for the kids, and a concert under the tent. Fun for all ages, this event is a highlight of the class reunion weekend.

Note: Children 6 and under eat for free but must be registered to attend.

Attire - casual

Parking - Limited parking will be available at the law school. Overflow parking will be available at the Hwy. 54 (Raleigh Road) lot.

Reunion Weekend Pro Bono Project

UNC School of Law, Van Hecke-Wettach Hall

1:30-3:30 pm

The University of North Carolina School of Law Pro Bono Alumni Board, in partnership with the North Carolina Bar Foundation, invites you to join us for an “Empower Hour” with other volunteer attorneys as well as law students. Participants will staff a NC Free Legal Answers Clinic: a free, online service for qualifying low-income individuals in North Carolina who need legal advice on non-criminal matters. Each Attorney Volunteer will pick one or two questions from the Free Legal Answers website and will have the opportunity to work with law students to brainstorm how to respond to the questions and guide students as they do research to draft a response. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets but some laptops will be available for those who are unable to do so. All attendees must be licensed and in good standing in North Carolina or willing to partner with another attorney who meets those requirements.

UNC School of Law Tour

Meet at the Registration Tent on the Van Hecke-Wettach front lawn.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Take a walk down memory lane! Join current students for a tour of the law school building, and the recently renovated Kathrine Everett Library. Take the opportunity to get to know some current law school students and ask them all of your burning questions about life at the law school today.

25-Year Milestone Reunion Dinner ($40)

The Carolina Club, George Watts Hill

Alumni Center

150 Stadium Drive, Chapel Hill, N.C.

7 – 9 pm

Just for you! Members of the class of 1994 are invited to a special dinner in honor of your 25th reunion. This is a special time dedicated for your class to gather and reminisce over dinner and drinks.

Attire: cocktail

10-Year Milestone Reunion Dinner ($40)

Class of 2009

The Carolina Club, George Watts Hill

Alumni Center

150 Stadium Drive, Chapel Hill, N.C.

7 – 9 pm

Just for you! Members of the class of 2009 are invited to a special dinner in honor of your 10th reunion.  This is a special time dedicated for your class to gather and reminisce over dinner and drinks.

Attire: cocktail

Event details are tentative. Please check back for updates and additions. Questions? Contact Kelly Mann at 919.445.0170 or

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