School Welcomes Three New Faculty Members

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UNC School of Law is pleased to welcome three new faculty members this semester. The new faculty include:

Rachel Gurvich
Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Gurvich earned her bachelor’s degree with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in political science and Spanish. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Latino Law Review and worked in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic. Gurvich clerked for the Honorable Kermit V. Lipez on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Portland, Maine, and practiced for seven years at the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Boston. At WilmerHale, Gurvich specialized in patent and appellate litigation, including assisting on multiple trial teams for high-profile patent cases throughout the country. She also maintained an active pro bono practice focused on housing, immigration and civil rights issues. In 2013, Gurvich completed a six-month rotation as a Special Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, where she maintained a full caseload, handled evidentiary motions and plea agreements, and tried cases to verdict. During the spring of 2015, Gurvich was an adjunct professor at Boston College law school, where she co-taught a class on Patent Litigation. At UNC School of Law, she teaches Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy I and II.

Carlene McNulty ’84
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

In addition to teaching the Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic at UNC School of Law, Carlene McNulty is the litigation director at the North Carolina Justice Center in Raleigh, N.C., where she engages in complex civil litigation on behalf of low income individuals. She has successfully represented numerous consumers in class actions as well as in successful appeals. She is state coordinator for the National Association of Consumer Advocates and is past chair of the Consumer Areas of Practice Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. McNulty regularly provides training and support for legal services and attorneys in private practice throughout the state. She also provides technical assistance on legislation regarding consumer issues. She is the 2011 recipient of the National Consumer Law Center’s Vern Countryman Award. McNulty earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mary-Rose Papandrea

Mary-Rose Papandrea
Professor of Law

Interested in constitutional law, media law, torts, civil procedure, and national security and civil liberties, Mary-Rose Papandrea has a long history in the relationship between law and the government. After graduating law school at University of Chicago, she clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter as well as The Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg of the D.C. Circuit and The Hon. John G. Koeltl of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Outside of the Supreme Court, she has served on the board of directors for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, and is currently serving as chair of the American Association of Law School's Mass Media Law and National Security Law sections, remaining on the executive committee of both sections, and is currently a member of the editorial board for the Journal of National Security Law & Policy. Her co-authored book, “Media and the Law,” was published in 2014 and discusses the link between journalism and the government. Before teaching at UNC School of Law, Papandrea was a professor at Boston College Law School, University of Connecticut School of Law, Fordham Law School, Wake Forest Law School and the University of Paris (Nanterre). Papandrea is teaching Constitutional Law, Media Law and Torts this year.

-August 25, 2015

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