News Archive - October 2023


Carissa Byrne Hessick, the Anne Shea Ransdell and William Garland “Buck” Ransdell, Jr. Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law, has received a prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Chair to conduct comparative research on criminal sentencing practices in Australia. The Fulbright award will support Hessick’s field work in Australia and facilitate her larger book project examining sentencing frameworks across common law countries.


A 2007 conversation with Orange County Commissioner Sally Greene, an independent scholar who has taught as an adjunct professor at Carolina Law, and friend of Eric L. Muller, Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor of Law in Jurisprudence and Ethics at UNC School of Law, sparked Muller’s research into the legacy of Thomas Ruffin, Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1833-1852. Greene had begun focusing on Ruffin’s legacy in connection with his legacy at her church, which was founded on land donated by Ruffin in Hillsborough, N.C.

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