School Announces Annual Alumni Association Awards

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M. Ann Reed ’71, Jay M. Goffman’83, Mary L. Irvine ’12


UNC School of Law Announces Annual Alumni Association Awards

Three will be recognized for their significant contributions to the legal field.



The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law Alumni Association will honor three exceptional graduates at its annual Law Leadership and Awards Dinner May 4, 2018, at the Carolina Inn.

The awards recognize members of the UNC School of Law community who embody the law school’s mission to serve the legal profession, the people and institutions of North Carolina, the nation and the world with ethics and dedication to the cause of justice.

Three Alumni Association Awards will be presented:

M. Ann Reed ’71, of Raleigh, N.C., who retired as senior deputy attorney general at the North Carolina Department of Justice in 2010, will be presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award for accomplishments and contributions that have enhanced the school and the profession of law at the local, state, national and international level.

Jay M. Goffman ’83, of New York, partner and global co-head of Skadden’s corporate restructuring group, will be presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award for accomplishments and contributions that have enhanced the school and the profession of law at the local, state, national and international level.

Mary L. Irvine ’12, of Raleigh, N.C., executive director of the North Carolina State Bar Plan for Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA), will receive the Outstanding Recent Graduate Award for achievements that have brought credit to the school, the legal profession or society.

“Our alumni are a treasured part of Carolina Law. Being able to recognize their contributions to the legal community and to our school is a true honor,” says Martin H. Brinkley ‘92, Dean and Arch T. Allen Distinguished Professor of Law at UNC School of Law. “Each of these award winners embodies the law school’s mission and through their work inspire others to serve the legal profession, the people and institutions of North Carolina, the nation and the world. We are proud of their accomplishments and celebrate their contributions to the legal profession.”

Read more about this year’s alumni award winners.

The Leadership and Awards Dinner is part of Law Reunion Weekend, held annually in the spring for classes marking another five years since law school graduation. Dinner tickets are available for purchase. Contact Kelly Mann at mann@unc.edu or 919.445.0170 with questions.

-February 20, 2018

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