- President: Shayleen Morris
- Vice President: Yekta Nazari
- Publicity Coordinator: Ashlyn Reece
- Secretary: Julianna Jeffries
Treasurer: Susan Kodaimati
- Speaker Coordinator: Michael Roth
- LSAT Prep Committee Chair: Lashieka Hardin
Hon. Claudia Jordan, Political Science, ’75, Denver County Court Judge, first African American female judge in Colorado
Stephanie Steiger, Political Science, ’06, McGuireWoods LLP
Felice S. McConnell-Corpening, Criminal Justice, ’91, State Public Defender’s Office, Fayetteville, NC
The Honorable Linda Bratton-Haynes, Business Administration, ’80, Juvenile Court Judge, DeKalb Co., GA
Thursday, March 20, UNC Charlotte will welcome author Jess Bravin and the Honorable V. Stuart Couch (USMC, LtCol, Ret.) to campus to speak about ethical issues surrounding the post 9/11 military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. The lecture is at 9:30 am in the Student Union Multipurpose Room (3rd floor), and will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing.
Retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Couch, an attorney and former Marine helicopter pilot, was assigned to prosecute Guantanamo Bay prisoner and suspected terrorist Mohamedou Ould Slahi in 2003. Throughout the course of his investigation, Couch determined that confessions made by Slahi had been obtained through coercive interrogation tactics that constituted torture and violated international and domestic law. Couch made the difficult decision not to prosecute Slahi. For his actions related to this case, Couch was awarded the American Bar Association’s 2007 “Minister of Justice Award” and the German Bar Association’s 2009 “Pro Reo Award.” He currently serves as a federal immigration judge in Charlotte, NC.
Jess Bravin is the author of The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay and the Supreme Court correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. He has investigated and reported on the post 9/11 military commissions at Guantanamo Bay since 2001, and featured Couch’s story in a 2007 front-page article in The Wall Street Journal as well as in his recent book.
This event, sponsored by UNC Charlotte’s Pre-Law Society and Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, is free and open to the public. Contact Christina Neitzey (email@example.com, (910) 620-5282) with questions.
All are invited to attend Law School 101 on Friday, March 21st from 11 – 12 in Colvard 5091. This is a mandatory law school information session that you must attend before meeting with me one on one.
Cardozo Law School Professor Dr. Brett Frischman will be giving a lecture titled, “Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources” on Wednesday, March 12 from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm in Cone room 210.
“Dr. Brett Frischmann is Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School, New York City. He is an Affiliate Scholar of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, an Affiliated Faculty Member of The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, and a Trustee for the Nexa Center for Internet & Society in Torino, Italy. Dr. Frischmann received his BA in Astro- physics from Columbia University, an MS in Earth Resources Engineering from Columbia University, and a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center.”
“Dr. Frischmann ‘s book, (2012) Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources, with Oxford University Press, focuses our attention on understanding how society benefits from infrastructural resources and how management decisions affect a wide variety of interests. It is a ‘reimagining of how economics thinks about infrastructure.’”
- All-day event hosted by CSL – choice of attending all sessions or just part of the program
- Friday, March 7, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
- The Big Chill in Dilworth
- Details and registration here
“This program includes a scholarly debate on the Second Amendment with regard to gun control and gun rights, a seminar on the laws of self-defense and how these laws have been applied in recent court cases, and a practical discussion from attorneys, politicians, and political activists on the effects of certain gun regulations for their clients and communities.”
Tuesday, February 25, join us for a Meet and Greet with Dean Dexter Smith, the Director of Admissions for Campbell Law School. The event will be from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm in Student Union room 265. Even if you are not yet in the process of applying to law schools or you are not specifically interested in Campbell Law, this is a great opportunity to talk with someone who knows a great deal about the law school admissions process in general.