Carolina Law in the Campaign for Carolina
Leading with Purpose
Message from Dean Martin Brinkley ’92
DevelopCarolina Law aspires to excel as a leader in public legal education and scholarship and to invest in areas of strength that are important to the economic future of North Carolina and beyond. Funding will support our Entrepreneurship Initiative, which will provide legal guidance to entrepreneurs at UNC when they are in their early stages of developing new business ideas. With your support, we will also ramp up initiatives focused on current critical issues, such as the Center for Banking and Finance and the Center for Climate, Energy, Environment and Economics (CE3) and hire faculty members with experience in corporate practice and intellectual property to lead clinics for Carolina Law students.
Increase the School’s CompetitivenessCarolina Law has a reputation for delivering a degree of exceptional value when compared to peer law schools. To remain competitive in the current legal education environment, it is critical that we achieve higher rankings and continue to attract talented, deserving students from in-state and out-of-state. To do this, we must (1) increase student scholarships, (2) strengthen faculty/staff retention and recruitment and (3) provide more experiential learning opportunities that prepare students for career success.
“Jerry’s generosity will allow Carolina Law to recruit the strongest teachers and students in the country."
"Maintaining the value of Carolina Law helps attract top talent from all backgrounds, building a legal profession worthy of this great state."
Carolina Law alumni knows the quality of a Carolina Law legal education. When grads hire grads, they invest in the legal education of future colleagues.
Carolina Law’s Pro Bono Program gives students hands-on experiences that range from helping cancer patients complete complex legal forms to securing humanitarian aid for refugee children.
In 1951, five African-American law school students desegregated the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Defending black students’ education rights was Julius Chamber’s first landmark case, but certainly not his last.