Entries by NCBA YLD

A Letter to My Younger Self

By Bob Hunter Bobby Cooke (now Bob Hunter), Here I am Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Senior Lawyers Division, Justice on the Cherokee Supreme Court, Chairman of the North Carolina Property Tax Commission, former North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge, and former member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. How in the […]

Taking a Different Path: Alternative Legal Careers

By Maya Davis On March 22, 2024, the New Lawyers in Practice Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association hosted a panel event: “Taking a Different Path: Alternative Legal Careers.” The dynamic panel included the following speakers: Alexandra Davis, Managing Editor at Public Discourse; Debra Hamilton, Certified Mediator (Animal Conflicts); Kearra Richardson, Project Review Analyst; […]

The Professor Who Changed the Trajectory of My Career

By Lauren Jones  I came into law school having no interest in commercial law. So, how did I spend the past summer in Rome drafting international factoring law at a prestigious international institution? How did I get the opportunity to spend my fall break presenting at the 14th Annual Transnational Commercial Law Professor Conference? The […]

Volunteer Judges Needed for Elon Law Appellate Oral Arguments

By Megan Reilly-Dreas  Elon University School of Law appreciates all the support from the legal community and welcomes volunteers for this year’s 17th Annual Intramural Moot Court Competition and Legal Method & Communication (LMC) oral arguments at Elon Law. The LMC arguments will be held from Monday through Thursday, May 13-16, at various times during […]

Practicing Mindfulness During Exam Season

By Aleycia Ballantyne and Rachel Cleveland Navigating through finals season can often feel like traversing a marathon of stress and anxiety, and as NCBA law student representatives at UNC, we understand the weight of this challenge all too well. As we gear up for impending exams, it’s crucial to acknowledge the toll it can take […]

Government & Public Sector Section’s Annual Scholarship

By Kayla Britt The North Carolina Bar Association’s Government & Public Sector, Criminal Justice, and Zoning, Planning & Land Use Sections are pleased to solicit applications for the 2024 Government & Public Sector Section Annual Summer Internship Scholarship! We anticipate awarding six $1,000 scholarships to law students completing their summer internships in a government entity. […]

A Letter to My Younger Self

By Patti Ramseur Dear Patti (age 26), You just graduated law school, got married, and started your clerkship with Judge Walker. You will learn so much from Judge Walker! He is a great mentor and will continue to be an important part of your life for many years to come. You will enjoy your DINK […]

Unlocking Opportunities: Duke Law Students Create Lasting Memories in Externships and Pro Bono Projects

By John Godfrey Jr., Surya Korrapati, and Christina Trepczynski In the dynamic world of law, where traditional classroom learning meets real-world application, externships and pro bono projects play pivotal roles in shaping future legal professionals. This month, we had the privilege of interviewing three law students who are gaining experience outside the classroom, either through […]