Ronald Charles Link

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  • J.D. (Order of the Coif), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1965)
  • M.A., University of California at Berkeley (1962)
  • A.B. (Phi Beta Kappa), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1961)

Link was born in Kansas and reared in Illinois. Following graduation from law school, he practiced three years with the firm of Sidley & Austin in Chicago, primarily in wills and trusts. He then entered teaching at the University of Georgia and after three years came to Chapel Hill in 1971. He later taught as a visitor at Northwestern University, at Loyola Law School, and at Lyon III in France.  Link served as associate dean for academic affairs from 1982 to 1984 and as acting dean of the Law School from January 1988 through June 1989. His teaching interests were trusts and estates, estate planning, and property. Formerly he was Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Donative Transfers, Fiduciaries and Estate Planning, was an advisor to the ALI Restatement (Third) of Property - Donative Transfers, was an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and was Chair of the Trusts Drafting Committee of the N.C. General Statutes Commission. After retirement in 2004, Link served on various nonprofit boards and is currently Chair of the Board of the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law.

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