Biscuits & Briefings

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

9:00 AM

11:00 AM

Classroom 4004 - William Graham Jr. Classroom

More details here.

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.

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