Blog Posts: Community Development Law Clinic

Community Development Law Clinic: Case Work Developments

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Prof. David Neal
This semester while Prof. Tom Kelley was teaching in South Africa, we had the good fortune to have David Neal, UNC Law '01 and staff attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center, teach with us in the Community Development Law Clinic (CDL).




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Posted by Tamar R. Birckhead on Wed. December 16, 2015 3:33 PM
Categories: Community Development Law Clinic

Fall 2015 All-Clinic Rounds Presentation

On November 10, 2015, two groups of students presented at our All-Clinic Rounds Session.  Students from the Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic presented on a case involving a sheriff levy of a client's bank account to collect on a judgment, with no notice to the client.  Students from the Community Development Law Clinic presented on the creation of a tenant organization separate from but connected to a local social justice organization. 
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Posted by Tamar R. Birckhead on Tue. December 8, 2015 3:42 PM
Categories: Clinical Programs Events, Community Development Law Clinic, Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic

Community Development Law Clinic: Case Work Developments

During the 2014-2015 academic year, Professors Tom Kelley and Judith Wegner supervised ten third-year law students.

The students represented twenty clients on a variety of legal matters. As has been the case in past years, these numbers do not reveal the full impact of the CDL Clinic’s work, since each of its clients provides services to numerous individuals and communities.


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Posted by Thomas A. Kelley III (Tom) on Thu. May 28, 2015 3:06 PM
Categories: Community Development Law Clinic

USPTO Selects UNC to Join Trademark Law School Pilot Program

Prof. Devon White

This semester UNC School of Law students have a new hands-on learning opportunity: providing trademark counsel to entrepreneurs in conjunction with a program of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

UNC was among 19 schools the USPTO selected this past summer to participate in the Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program. Twenty-eight other law schools currently are involved. North Carolina Central University School of Law is the only other North Carolina school represented.

“Carolina Law students now have the invaluable opportunity to gain real-world experience in the complex area of intellectual property law,” says associate professor of law and director of Clinical Programs Tamar Birckhead. “We are preparing them to serve as the next generation of lawyers to protect American ideas and support innovation, while providing pro bono legal representation to more communities. Our participation in the program will help ensure that these small businesses will have the resources to grow, create jobs and compete in the global marketplace.”


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Posted by Tamar R. Birckhead on Fri. October 31, 2014 4:20 PM
Categories: Community Development Law Clinic

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. 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 (PDF).


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