News Archive - 2019


UNC School of Law is pleased to welcome four new faculty members this school year. Kerrel Murray joins the school as a two-year postdoctoral fellow. After graduating from Stanford Law School, Murray clerked on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and District Court for the District of Columbia. He subsequently worked as an associate at


UNC School of Law Professor Michael Gerhardt has been selected to serve as the 2020 Distinguished Coif Visitor by the national office of the Order of the Coif. Gerhardt will visit law schools with Coif chapters, participating in classroom lectures and seminars, meeting informally with faculty and student groups, and giving one address open to


Rob Birrenkott joins UNC School of Law from the University of Florida Levin College of Law as head of the Career Development Office (CDO). After twelve years as the assistant dean for career development at UNC School of Law, Brian Lewis is retiring this month, and Rob Birrenkott begins today as his successor. Birrenkott joins


Many law students spend their summers working at a firm or doing research with a professor, but five students were selected to spend two weeks in Tübingen, Germany, with UNC School of Law Dean Martin H. Brinkley ’92, Professor Lissa L. Broome and Professor John F. Coyle as part of a new study abroad program.


The UNC School of Law has received the largest single cash gift in the school’s history from North Carolina business icon Jerry Wordsworth. The unrestricted gift supports the school’s mission to prepare outstanding lawyer-leaders. Like all gifts to Carolina Law, it is an investment in the future of North Carolina and the nation. Wordsworth is


Lolly Gasaway with recipients of the Laura N. Gasaway Graduate Assistantship. From left, Emily Roscoe, a Ph.D. student in the UNC School of Information and Library Science, Sara Farnsworth 3L, Gasaway, and Jasmine Plott 3L. This article originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Carolina Law magazine. Laura “Lolly” Gasaway’s career, which spans more

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