Hailing from Knoxville, Tennessee, Will graduated from
Furman University in 2009 and immediately commissioned as second lieutenant in
the U.S. Army. Will served as a UH60 Blackhawk pilot and
company commander at both Fort Bragg, North Carolina and during two deployments
As an "old man," Will had a chance to reflect on
regrets from his undergraduate days. Chief among those regrets was a failure to
commit adequate time to causes that mattered after graduation. Will has tried
to right that wrong by participating in the Pro Bono Program.
In addition to pro bono work, Will is also a staff member on the North Carolina
Law Review and a member of the Carolina Public Interest Law Organization
Outside of school, Will enjoys spending time with his wife,
Claire and their malodorous lab, Knox, as well as hiking, camping, cooking,
reading, and trying to play the banjo (not going well).
Student Group Projects Coordinator
Veronica Barkley, 2L
Veronica grew up in Rochester, New York, and graduated from
American University in 2011 with a B.A. in Political Science. Following
graduation, Veronica worked for several years in human resources and government
During Veronica's 1L year, participating in pro bono was one
of her favorite experiences because of the opportunity to give back to her
Veronica moved to Durham, North Carolina last May and hopes
to remain in the Triangle after graduation. Outside of law school, Veronica
enjoys spending time with family and friends and her very spoiled Italian
Public Relations Coordinator
Jeff Miles, 2Lmilesjd@live.unc.edu
Jeff grew up in Chelmsford, Mass., and Cary, N.C., before
earning his undergraduate degree in Journalism and Geography at UNC in 2012.
After graduation, Jeff worked as a marketing and web development professional in
state government for four years, before returning to UNC for law school.
At the law school, Jeff is also a Dean's Fellow, a member of
the North Carolina Law Review, and involved with the Lambda Law Students
Association. He has done pro bono work with the N.C. Center on Actual
Innocence, N.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and UNC Center for Civil
Rights among others.
Outside of school, Jeff enjoys spending time with his
partner and dog, honing his skills as a home cook and baker, and reading just about
anything he can get his hands on.
Special Trips CoordinatorsKelly Hebrank, 2Lkrh23@live.unc.edu
Kelly grew up in Durham, NC. She graduated from Colorado
College in 2007 with a degree in Anthropology. After college, she moved to
western North Carolina, and worked in the outdoor industry for nine years prior
to law school.
At UNC, Kelly is a member of the Holderness Moot Court Civil
Rights Team, and interned with Legal Aid of Sylva, NC, during the summer of
2017. Her experiences with pro bono projects inspired her to join the Pro Bono
board, to help facilitate bringing together law students, attorneys, and
clients, and to give back to the greater North Carolina community.
In her free time Kelly enjoys being outside with her dog.
Rana Odeh, 2L firstname.lastname@example.org
A Raleigh native, Rana graduated from North Carolina
State University double majoring in Political Science and Accounting,
concentrating in Financial Analysis. Before starting law school, Rana worked at
her father's accounting firm.
During her first year of law school, Rana took part in the
Cancer Project, VITA, and Winter Break Pro Bono. After her first year of law
school she split her summer and interned at the North Carolina Department of
Justice and ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Outside of law school, Rana enjoys staying active, whether
that be outdoors or at the gym, listening to podcasts, eating ice cream, and
spending time with her family and friends.
Winter & Spring Break Projects Coordinator
James Wudel, 3L
James is a 2L who is working on making a home in Durham with his wife Molly. He graduated from Davidson College with a BA in English, and he spent several years working abroad for an environmental non-profit. He was drawn to UNC by the institution's deep commitment to public service, and is looking forward to becoming more engaged in the law school and the legal community. Outside of law school, James can often be found playing various stringed instruments, riding a bike, or reading science fiction.
Director of Pro Bono Initiatives
Allison Standard, J.D. '09
Allison is a double Tar Heel, graduating with a BA in Political Science from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2006 and graduating from UNC School of Law with honors in 2009. Following graduation, Allison practiced law at North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, most recently serving as the Assistant Director of Post-Conviction Litigation.
Allison joined the law school staff in 2016, and she serves as advisor to the Pro Bono Program. As a student, she was a member of the Pro Bono Board, was President of the Carolina Public Interest Law Organization, Dean's Fellows Coordinator, and worked as a Research Assistant with the Office of Public Service Programs. Allison has also been a member of UNC School of Law's Pro Bono Alumni Board, joining the board at its inception in 2012 and serving as chairperson from 2014-2015.