Connect and Learn: Festival 2024

January 25, 2024

The UNC Law Alumni Association is hosting its special one-day CLE event, Festival, on February 2nd, exclusively for Carolina Law alumni. That same day, the law school will also host a Student Festival of Legal Learning event focused on professional skills development for first-year law students.

Festival will satisfy six hours of CLE requirements, including ethics and substance abuse/mental health credits. The $180 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and a reception with Carolina Law faculty, students, and staff.

Sessions cover a wide range of timely topics, with Dean Martin H. Brinkley ’92 capping off the day with a look at the history of the first century of Carolina Law. This session will chart the history of the law school from its inception in the 1840s through its emergence as a “modern” law school at the opening of World War II.

Other highlights include sessions on First Amendment issues around civility standards, presidential accountability, Supreme Court cases, attorney mental health, and the impacts of AI technology on law practice and education. 

At the end of the day, alums and students will come together from 5 to 6:30 PM for a joint reception. This will provide an excellent opportunity for students to connect with and learn from alums.

The Student Festival includes sessions on client counseling, writing, courtroom communication, and thriving in different legal career paths. Having alums participate in and speak at student events helps support the law school’s mission to prepare practice-ready graduates.

With limited space for the alumni Festival event, interested alums are encouraged to register early. The UNC Law Alumni Association has curated an exclusive boutique CLE event that promises to be an engaging and rewarding day of learning and connecting for students and alumni.