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Upcoming Events

Judges' Chambers

Wednesday, March 27, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Faculty Conference Room

Join Women in Law for its annual "Judges' Chambers" event! Women judges from North Carolina will be present to share their insight and experiences in working as a woman in the legal environment and especially in the political environment of state judgeship.

Some of the judges who will be in attendance include: Judge Wanda Bryant, Judge Linda Stephens, Judge Lori Christian, Judge Pat Devine, Judge Doretta Walker, Judge Marcia Morey and Judge Ty Hands. Dinner will be provided!

Please RSVP to Sam Thompson if you wish to attend!

Women in Legal Leadership

Thursday, April 4, 12:00 p.m., Boardroom

Join Women in Law for a conversation on what it means to be a leader in the private sector! We will hear from a panel of women who are leaders in private practice and in the corporate world.

Featured guests include: Kelly Podger Smith, Recruiting Director at Smith Anderson; Kim Steffan, of Steffan & Associates; and Titichia Mitchell, NC Director of Legal Education at BARBRI. Additional speakers to be confirmed!

Lunch will be provided and sponsored by BARBRI.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to Lindsay Smith if you plan to attend.

She's Smart: Negotiation $trategies for Women

Friday, April 12, 1:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m., UNC School of Law

Student organizations UNC Women in Law and UNC Women in Business present "She's Smart: Negotiation $trategies for Women," a workshop focusing on the unique challenges women face negotiating for pay and position in the workplace.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Equal Pay Act, which requires that men and women in the same workplace be given equal pay for equal work. Despite the protections of the EPA, there remains a pressing need for working women to understand the pay equity gap and to gain skills that might remedy this gap.

Please join us at UNC School of Law for a discussion and hands-on activities, led by N.C. attorneys and businesswomen, which focus on how women can become better advocates for themselves in the workplace.

Online registration is available.

Please contact Esther Earbin if you have questions or would like additional information.

Last Semester's Events

Women of UNC Law, Brown Bag Lunch Series

Thursday, September 13, 12:00 p.m., Room 4085

Please join Women in Law for the first event in our new brown bag series: The Women of UNC Law! Bring your lunch and join 2Ls, 3Ls, and faculty panelists for a discussion on the challenges and rewards of law school and of practicing law. Dessert and mingling to follow.

To submit questions for the panel prior to the event, please contact Lindsay Smith at lvsmithmarsh@gmail.com.

Prepare to Take the Bar (3Ls)

Thursday, October 4, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

UNC Women in Law and the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association presents "Preparing for the NC Bar." This is a program for 3Ls that are interested in learning more about taking the bar in North Carolina. Learn more about the application process, study strategies, and what to expect the day of the exam. All 3Ls are welcome.

Lunch will be served. Please register online. If you have any questions, please contact Esther Earbin eearbin@gmail.com.

North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys Conference

October 5–6, Asheville, NC

Girl Scout Mock Trial

Saturday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Our annual pro-bono event hosting the Girl Scouts at the UNC School of Law to put the Big Bad Wolf through a mock trial is October 13. This year the entire event will take place on Saturday, October 13. This is a quick, easy, and fun way to earn pro-bono hours right at the law school! Email Alexandria Bryant, our Pro Bono Coordinator at anbryan@live.unc.edu if you are interested in participating!

Supplement Sale

Monday, October 15, and Wednesday, October 17, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m

DONATE YOUR OLD STUDY GUIDES! We have placed boxes around the law school and are taking study guide donations for our fundraiser on October 15 & 17. This is our biggest source of funding so we need all your help! Tell your friends as well to donate their study guides! Please contact Amanda Sherin if you have any study guides to donate at asherin329@gmail.com. She can meet you at school!

Mentor / Mentee Bar Night

November, TBA

Our mentor / mentee program pairs 1Ls with 2L and 3L mentors so that 1Ls have the opportunity to meet upperclassman women so they can ask questions or get advice about 1L year. In November, we will have a mixer for all the 1L, 2L, and 3L women involved in the program. Interested in being a mentor or mentee? Email Alexandra Tronolone, our Mentor Coordinator to sign up at tronolon@live.unc.edu!

Women of Public Interest

Thursday, November 29

Interested in Public Interest work? Come meet attorneys in the area and other UNC Law alumnae to learn more about public interest opportunities available.

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