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Alumna Feature: Angela Liu '09

Angela Liu

Name and Year of Graduation from UNC Law: Angela Liu, Class of 2009

Place of Employment: Dechert LLP - Chicago

Area of Practice: White Collar and Securities Litigation

Favorite class/professor in law school: Professor Elizabeth Gibson’s Civil Procedure Class.

Pro Bono Experience in Law School: Honestly, my experience was pretty minimal because I was too afraid of messing up and naïve enough to think I was actually busy. I remember asking myself, who am I to be offering legal services? If I knew what I know now, I would have rolled up my sleeves and dived right in like so many of my classmates.


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Posted by Amanda M. Colley on Thu. January 1, 2015 11:44 AM
Categories: Alumni Features

My Experience On This Year's Winter Break Trip

Law school is an insulated environment. We read cases mostly brought by powerful parties with deep pockets to fund a case all the way up to the Supreme Court. Whether in the context of trusts and estates or business associations, the party with money often has the ability to take on the cases to change contemporary law, which are the cases we learn about. The party without any money, without any power, will negotiate and settle, or give up and move on. We rarely read about those people.


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No Comments | Posted by Joseph Ho Kim on Mon. December 22, 2014 8:34 PM
Categories: Winter Break Trip 2015

Reflections From This Year's Winter Break Trip

I served my first clients this week thanks to the UNC Law Pro Bono program, and I’m still reeling from such an amazing and rewarding experience. I’ll never forget the woman across the table yesterday - not more than a few years older than me and anxious to finalize her divorce - reciting back each of the steps between her and her maiden name.


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No Comments | Posted by Jamey M. Lowdermilk on Wed. December 17, 2014 2:22 PM
Categories: Winter Break Trip 2015

Making a Difference in Cherokee

It’s not often in law school that you can look back on a day and say that you made a meaningful difference in the lives of dozens of people. But today, every student on the UNC Pro Bono trip helped make a difference in someone’s life, and every one of us saw that there is a lot more to being a lawyer than reading books. There are real people, with real problems, who deserve all the help we can give them.


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No Comments | Posted by John A. Sorenson on Tue. December 16, 2014 10:48 AM
Categories: Winter Break Trip 2015

Making Time for Pro Bono as a New Attorney

Service has long been a part of my life. From a young age, family, friends and teachers stressed the importance of serving others and the community. And for the most part, I took their advice. Because it gave me a sense of purpose. Because it was the right thing to do. Because I enjoyed making connections with people. And, in small part, because it was easy. Going to volunteer at a soup kitchen could be accommodated in my then very busy middle school schedule. . .


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Posted by Munashe Magarira on Tue. December 9, 2014 8:06 AM
Categories: General

How to Make the Most of Your Winter Break Pro Bono Project

Pro Bono work offers an opportunity to develop skills, network with potential employers, and gain valuable experience. For those of you who have signed up for a Winter Break Pro Bono project, you have the opportunity to grow as a professional and make yourself a more attractive candidate for future employment. Here are a few tips from the Pro Bono Program and the CDO to help you maximize that opportunity.


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Posted by Hillary Dawe on Mon. December 1, 2014 11:52 AM
Categories: General

Alumna Feature: Orla O'Hannadih '12

Orla O’Hannaidh (previously Buckley), '12

Name and Year of Graduation from UNC Law: Orla O’Hannaidh (previously Buckley), 2012

Place of Employment: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP (RTP)

Area of Practice: Intellectual Property Transactions

Favorite class/professor in law school: Professor Conley’s IP class

Pro Bono Experience in Law School: Staff Member and President of the UNC Innocence Project; volunteer at the Women’s Center (now Compass Center) through the Community Legal Project

What inspired or prompted you to start doing pro bono work? I had many opportunities to get involved in the community and to do pro bono work during law school. As a native of the Triangle area, I found the pro bono work especially rewarding. I really enjoyed and valued my pro bono experience as a law student and I was committed to continue pro bono work as a licensed attorney.


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No Comments | Posted by Amanda M. Colley on Sat. November 29, 2014 11:18 AM
Categories: Alumni Features

Pro Bono is Ready for Winter Break!

Winter Break Pro Bono Project Sign-Ups Line
Students Arrive Early to Sign Up for Pro Bono Projects

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No Comments | Posted by Hillary Dawe on Thu. November 20, 2014 12:22 PM
Categories: General

Alumnus Feature: Adam Tarleton '07

Adam Tarleton

Name and Year of Graduation from UNC Law:

Adam Tarleton, 2007

Place of Employment:

Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, L.L.P. (Greensboro)

Area of Practice:

Tax / Trusts & Estates

Favorite class/professor in law school:

Bill Marshall’s Civ Pro and Rich Rosen’s Crim Pro


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No Comments | Posted by Amanda M. Colley on Sat. November 1, 2014 10:12 AM
Categories: Alumni Features

Alumna Feature: Elizabeth Froehling '92

Elizabeth (Beth) Froehling, 1992

Name and Year of Graduation from UNC Law:

Elizabeth (Beth) Froehling, 1992

Place of Employment:

Campbell Law School, 9/13-present

NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1/02-5/13

Area of Practice:

Non-practicing; currently serving as the Director of Student Life & Pro Bono Opportunities at Campbell Law School

Favorite class/professor in law school:

Race and Poverty Law (Dean Boger)—favorite class

Professor Rich Rosen—favorite professor


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No Comments | Posted by Amanda M. Colley on Mon. September 29, 2014 8:20 AM
Categories: Alumni Features
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