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Prof. Judith Wegner's New Article on Legal Education Reform

Prof. Wegner

Prof. Judith Wegner, who teaches in the Community Development Law Clinic, has a new article published in the Journal of Dispute Resolution entitled, "Cornerstones, Curb Cuts and Legal Education Reform," which is available for free download.


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Posted by Judith Welch Wegner on Fri. June 13, 2014 4:49 PM
Categories: Community Development Law Clinic, Scholarship

Prof. Laura Britton and CFT Clinic Students File Amicus Brief in N.C. Supreme Court Case

Prof. Britton

This year, the CFT Clinic was solicited by two attorneys in Concord, North Carolina, to write an amicus brief in a case before the North Carolina Supreme Court. The case involved a mortgage transaction in which misrepresentations on the part of the mortgage agent caused the plaintiffs to incur nearly $200,000 in personal liability on a debt they would not otherwise have entered into. Plaintiffs sought damages for breach of fiduciary duty and negligent misrepresentation. These claims are rather tricky, because previous cases have interpreted existing N.C. common law as if it is impossible to impose this duty on a mortgage creditor, when the law actually says merely that it is not common to do so.


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Posted by Laura Collins Britton on Fri. June 13, 2014 4:42 PM
Categories: Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic

Prof. Tom Kelley's New Article on Epistemological Dissonance in a Recent Human Rights Case

Prof. Kelley in Niger

Prof. Tom Kelley has a new article published in the Quinnipiac Law Review, "Apples to Oranges: Epistemological Dissonance in the Human Rights Case, Hadijatou Mani v. Niger." It is available for free download.


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Posted by Thomas A. Kelley III (Tom) on Fri. June 13, 2014 4:16 PM
Categories: Community Development Law Clinic

Prof. Barbara Fedders Co-authors New Article on School-Based Legal Services

Prof. Fedders

Prof. Barbara Fedders has a new law review article published in the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class that she co-wrote with Jason Langberg of Advocates for Children's Services, a project of Legal Aid North Carolina. It is entitled, "School-Based Legal Services as a Tool in Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline and Achieving Educational Equity."


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Posted by Barbara A. Fedders on Fri. June 13, 2014 3:48 PM
Categories: Scholarship, Youth Justice Clinic

Prof. Beth Posner Teaches Two-Day Child Custody & Domestic Violence Program for ABA

Prof. Posner

In April, 2014, Professor Beth Posner conducted a two-day CLE (continuing legal education program) on "Litigation Training: Representing Victims of Domestic Violence in Custody Cases." This interactive program provided training in North Carolina custody and domestic violence law as well as litigation skills for practicing attorneys, enabling them to more effectively, ethically, and holistically represent victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.


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Posted by Beth S. Posner on Fri. June 13, 2014 3:28 PM
Categories: Immigration Clinic, Service

Prof. Barbara Fedders, a Founding Director of New Non-Profit: Youth Justice North Carolina

Youth Justice North Carolina

Prof. Fedders

Prof. Barbara Fedders is one of ten founding members of the Board of Directors of a new non-profit organization, Youth Justice North Carolina (YJNC). She also is serving as its Interim Executive Director.


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Posted by Barbara A. Fedders on Fri. May 16, 2014 1:22 PM
Categories: Service, Youth Justice Clinic

Prof. Kathryn Sabbeth's New Article, "Capital Defenders as Outsider Lawyers"

Prof. Sabbeth

Prof. Kathryn Sabbeth of the Civil Legal Assistance Clinic has a new article, "Capital Defenders as Outsider Lawyers," published in the Chicago-Kent Law Review, which was written for a Symposium on Intragroup Dissent and Its Legal Implications. It is available for free download, and an excerpt from the introduction appears below.


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Posted by Kathryn A. Sabbeth on Fri. May 16, 2014 12:33 PM
Categories: Civil Legal Assistance Clinic, Scholarship

Prof. Erika Wilson's New Article on Public Education, Race, and Inequality

Prof. Wilson

Prof. Erika Wilson of the Civil Legal Assistance Clinic has a new article, "Toward a Theory of Equitable Federated Regionalism in Public Education," which has been published in the UCLA Law Review. The abstract appears below.


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Posted by Erika K. Wilson on Fri. May 16, 2014 12:15 PM
Categories: Civil Legal Assistance Clinic, Scholarship

Five Questions for Tamar Birckhead, Director of UNC Clinical Programs

Prof. Birckhead with clinic students
Prof. Birckhead with clinic students, Catherine Bruce and Ana Spitzley

Clinic Director, Prof. Tamar Birckhead, was recently interviewed for the new Clinical Law Prof Blog. You may read the text of the interview below.


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Posted by Tamar R. Birckhead on Fri. May 16, 2014 11:31 AM
Categories: Clinic Administration, Youth Justice Clinic

Second Annual Clinical Programs End-of-Year Awards Luncheon Recognizes Outstanding Clinic Students

Professor Beth Posner and her student, Melanie Stratton Lopez
Melanie Stratton Lopez, third year law student and recipient of the CLEA Outstanding Student Award for 2014, with Prof. Beth Posner of the Immigration Clinic.

On Monday, April 14, 2014, UNC Clinical Programs held its Second Annual End-of-Year Awards Luncheon, during which the sixty third-year law students who participated in the clinic during the 2013-14 academic year were recognized as they enjoyed a catered lunch from the Indian restaurant, Mint.

Prof. Tamar Birckhead, Director of Clinical Programs, thanked the group for its commitment and tenacity on behalf of their clients, and she spoke of the dedication of her students in the Juvenile Justice Clinic, including Galo Centenera, Ryan Eletto, Alyssa Kisby, Catherine McCormick, Kati Ruark, and Samantha Thompson, all of whom represented children under the age of 16 in the juvenile delinquency courts of Wake, Orange, and Durham counties.


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Posted by Tamar R. Birckhead on Tue. April 22, 2014 1:28 PM
Categories: Civil Legal Assistance Clinic, Clinical Programs Events, Community Development Law Clinic, Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic, Immigration Clinic, Youth Justice Clinic
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