School Announces Annual Alumni Association Awards

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UNC School of Law Announces Annual Alumni Association Awards

Four 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 and an exemplary faculty member at its annual Law Leadership and Awards Dinner May 3, 2019, 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.

Four Alumni Association Awards will be presented:

John L. Sanders '54
D.C. "Mike" McIntyre '81
Jessica N. Holmes '09
Lissa L. Broome
  • John L. Sanders ’54, of Chapel Hill, N.C., a UNC School of Government faculty member from 1956-1994, will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing a lifetime career that has been highly distinguished, and achievements and contributions that are widely recognized as significant and outstanding in his field.

  • The Honorable D.C. “Mike” McIntyre ’81, of Hillsborough, N.C., a partner at Poyner Spruill LLP and former congressman, 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.

  • Jessica N. Holmes ’09, of Cary, N.C., an adjunct professor at N.C. State University and chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners, will receive the Outstanding Recent Graduate Award for achievements that have brought credit to the school, the legal profession or society.  

  • Lissa L. Broome, of Chapel Hill, N.C., Burton Craige Distinguished Professor and director of the UNC Center for Banking and Finance, will receive the Professor S. Elizabeth Gibson Award for Faculty Excellence for embodying the outstanding qualities of integrity, legal scholarship, exemplary teaching and commitment to service to UNC School of Law and the University.

Read more about this year's winners . Tickets to the awards dinner will be available for purchase in February. Contact Kelly Mann at or 919.445.0170 with questions.

-January 7, 2019

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