New York Times Cites Raising Issues of Race in North Carolina Criminal Cases

On May 29, the New York Times Opinionator blog mentioned Raising Issues of Race in North Carolina Criminal Cases, by Alyson A. Grine and Emily Coward and part of the Indigent Defense Manual series, as an example of efforts that are being undertaken around the country to address racial bias in the criminal justice system.

Retired Judge Praises Racial Bias Manual for Defense Attorneys and Other Court Actors

Retired North Carolina Superior Court Judge Melzer “Pat” Morgan reviewed Raising Issues of Race in North Carolina Criminal Cases, by Alyson A. Grine and Emily Coward, in the Summer 2015 issue of the North Carolina State Bar Journal. “It is a highly valuable manual that every criminal defense practitioner should consult,” Morgan said.

Faculty Member David Ammons Advises Public Management Programs in Pakistan

Faculty member David Ammons is one of four US professors advising Pakistan’s Lahore University of Management Sciences as it develops undergraduate and graduate programs in public management. Ammons participated in a conference on “Ethical Leadership in the Public Sector” in May 2015. The public management initiative is sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development.

A LEGAL GUIDE TO CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTING

Written by faculty member Norma Houston, A Legal Guide to Construction Contracting with North Carolina Local Governments covers all applicable competitive bidding requirements for public construction and repair projects as well as exceptions under the Mini-Brooks Act. Order your copy today.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

High school seniors who will be attending UNC-Chapel Hill as a freshman in 2015 and have at least one parent who has been a North Carolina local government employee for at least five years are eligible to apply for the Warren Jake Wicker Undergraduate Scholarship. Contact UNC's Torie Davis Forte at 919.843.1619 or torie_forte@unc.edu for an application.

CAROLINA MPA CELEBRATES 2014–2015 GRADUATES

Faculty, staff, and family members celebrated the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Carolina MPA graduates on Saturday, May 9. Charlotte City Council Member Vi Lyles '74 delivered the graduation address. For photos of the event, visit Carolina MPA on Facebook and Twitter.

DIGITAL EVIDENCE RESOURCE NOW AVAILABLE

Written by faculty member Jeffrey B. Welty, Digital Evidence covers legal issues involved in searching for, seizing, and introducing digital evidence in criminal cases. Order your copy today.

Dean Mike Smith Receives UNC Public Service Award

Dean Mike Smith was honored on April 7 with the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service. Sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service and presented by Chancellor Carol Folt, the award recognizes that Smith's "approach to mentoring, inspiring, and providing opportunities for others to make a positive impact in the community has expanded public service beyond the University and the School of Government."

NOW AVAILABLE: FINAL REPORT ON CITY SERVICES FY 2013–2014

The School of Government's Final Report on City Services for Fiscal Year 2013–2014: Performance and Cost Data, prepared by Dale J. Roenigk, presents data for thirteen North Carolina cities in thirteen service areas.

County and Municipal Government is now available

County and Municipal Government in North Carolina, edited by Frayda Bluestein, provides a comprehensive look at the foundations, legal authority, organization, and administration of the state’s counties and cities. Order your copy today in hard copy or PDF format.