Blog Posts: Alumni Features

Alumna Feature: Orla O'Hannadih '12

Orla O’Hannaidh (previously Buckley), 2012
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
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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
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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
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Alumnus Feature: Neil Bagchi '04

Neil Bagchi

Name and Year of Graduation from UNC Law:

Neil Bagchi, 2004

Place of Employment:

Bagchi Law, PLLC

Area of Practice:

Corporate, International

Favorite class/professor in law school:

Securities, Tom Hazen


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Posted by Amanda M. Colley on Sun. August 31, 2014 5:56 PM
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Alumnus Feature: Robert Shaw '04

Robert Shaw

Name and Year of Graduation from UNC Law:

Robert Shaw, 2004

Place of Employment:

Williams Mullen (Raleigh)

Area of Practice:

Administrative law

Favorite class/professor in law school:

Federal Jurisdiction/Marshall


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No Comments | Posted by Amanda M. Colley on Sat. July 26, 2014 5:08 PM
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Alumnus Feature: Justin Puleo '11

Justin Puleo

Name and Year of Graduation from UNC Law:

Justin M. Puleo; 2011

Place of Employment:
Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

Area of Practice:

Health Care

Favorite class/professor in law school:

Criminal Procedure with Professor Myers – for teaching me about fairness and also greatly increasing my understanding and appreciation of The Wire


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Posted by Amanda M. Colley on Fri. May 30, 2014 10:02 AM
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Alumnus Feature: Danny Merlin '06

Name and Year of Graduation from UNC Law:

Daniel Merlin; 2006

Place of Employment:

Johnston, Allison & Hord, P.A., Charlotte, NC

Area of Practice:

Commercial real estate; financial services; corporate

Favorite class/professor in law school:

My favorite professor was Ken Broun (Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Advanced Topics in Torts). He made every topic he taught interesting and practical. He did an excellent job relating each point of law to real events, which kept us engaged and participating.


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Posted by Kelly E. Anderson on Sun. March 30, 2014 1:55 PM
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Alumnus Feature: Richard M. Wiggins '58

Richard M. Wiggins

Name and Year of Graduation from UNC Law: Richard M. Wiggins, Class of 1958

Place of Employment: McCoy, Wiggins, Cleveland, and O’Connor, PLLC

Area of Practice: Litigation

Favorite class/professor in law school: My favorite professor was Albert Coates, who taught criminal law. He was a funny guy.

Pro Bono Experience in Law School: We did not really have clinics or a pro bono program when I was in law school.

What inspired or prompted you to start doing pro bono work? When I left law school there was no real help for disadvantaged people in civil matters in Cumberland County, and probably not in the state. I got involved with a pro bono project of the county bar association and became its first chairman. We hired a legal secretary and formed a list of lawyers in Cumberland County who were willing to take on cases on a rotating basis. I chaired that project for four or five years. Later it was taken over by Legal Aid.


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Posted by Kelly E. Anderson on Fri. February 28, 2014 9:31 AM
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Alumnus Feature: Kyle Fiet '07

Kyle Fiet

Name and Year of Graduation from UNC Law:

Kyle Fiet, Class of 2007

Place of Employment:

Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, DC

Area of Practice:

Government Contracts and Litigation

Favorite class/professor in law school:

Tough question. Probably Civil Procedure with Professor Broun or Contracts with Professor Jacoby.

Pro Bono Experience in Law School:

Unfortunately, not much.


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Posted by Kelly E. Anderson on Fri. January 31, 2014 11:03 AM
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