Arnita Dula '01 worked for 13 years in the North Carolina public school system before she decided that she wanted to pursue a law degree at UNC School of Law. Today she is one of many alumni who give back to the school - in her case, joining the William Horn Battle Society by way of monthly payroll deductions and a final annual contribution to make the $1000 fiscal year total. Learn how to make your own gift.
"I felt like I had received a wonderful education at UNC - and not only a wonderful education, but had some financial assistance through scholarships, which was very helpful," she says, recalling the shock of going from being fully employed and on her own to living with her parents on a law student budget the first year of school. Her donations to Carolina Law are designated for the Black Law Students Association and summer fellowship funding.
Dula has followed the changes in law school curricula across the country, and says she is enthusiastic about trends toward incorporating more technology into law education and practice, as well as the efforts to give students more hands-on experience. "I want to support the law school in its mission to provide a sound legal education and help students to be well-rounded individuals engaged in their community."
Read the full article in the
spring/summer 2010 issue
of Carolina Law magazine.
-April 1, 2010