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School of Government Receives $110,000 from Prudential to Assist Local Elected Officials

October 20, 2016

The School of Government has received a $110,000 gift from Prudential for continued funding of initiatives that support the School’s work assisting North Carolina local elected officials as they lead and govern their communities.



Faculty Member Jonathan Morgan Elected to IEDC Board of Directors

October 11, 2016

Faculty member Jonathan Morgan was elected to serve a two-year term on the board of directors of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) at its recent annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio.



Faculty Member Jeffrey Welty Cited in NY Times Article about the Police Shooting in Charlotte

September 26, 2016

Faculty member Jeffrey Welty, director of the North Carolina Judicial College, was quoted in the New York Times for an article, "



NC State Bar Journal Features Faculty Articles

September 19, 2016

The Fall 2016 issue of the North Carolina State Bar Journal features two articles by School of Government faculty members. 



Calculating the Consequences of Criminal Convictions

September 12, 2016

Endeavors Magazinewhich highlights research and creative activity at UNC-Chapel Hill, has featured an article about faculty member John Rubin's research into the consequences of a criminal conviction and C-CAT (Collatoral Consequences Assessment Tool) in its September 12 issue.



Anita Brown-Graham Rejoins School of Government Faculty

September 9, 2016

The School of Government is pleased to announce that Anita Brown-Graham has returned to the School as professor of public law and government.



School of Government Recognized by International Association of Assessing Officers

September 8, 2016

At the 2016 annual International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) conference in August, faculty member Kirk Boone accepted a Presidential Citation on behalf of the School of Government in honor of three former faculty members "in recognition of outstanding service and dedication to the International Association of Assessing Officers." The faculty members include



Frayda Bluestein Recognized by the North Carolina Association of Municipal Attorneys

August 30, 2016

In August 2016, faculty member Frayda Bluestein received the Earnest H. Ball Award for Excellence in Municipal Law from the North Carolina Association of Municipal Attorneys at the group's annual conference in Atlantic Beach.



Faculty Member James Drennan to be Presented with 2016 Karen Thorson Award

August 30, 2016

On September 26, at the annual conference of the National Association of State Judicial Educators (NASJE), School of Government faculty member James C. Drennan will be presented with the 2016 Karen Thorson Award.



Now Accepting Nominations for Teaching Excellence Award

August 22, 2016

The UNC School of Government, through the Teaching Development Committee, is soliciting nominations for the 2017-2019 Albert and Gladys Coates Term Professorship for Teaching Excellence. This term appointment honors a faculty member of the School of Government for excellence in teaching.

The School invites nominations from individuals or professional associations associated with state and local government who have attended School of Government courses. 



Faculty Member Jessica Smith Pens Op-Ed on Raising the Age of Juvenile Crime in NC

August 2, 2016

Faculty member Jessica Smith wrote an op-ed for the Greensboro News & Record on a proposal before the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice to raise the age of juvenile crimes to 18.



School Launches Podcast Exploring NC Court System

July 6, 2016

The School of Government has launched “Beyond the Bench,” an interview-based podcast about the North Carolina legal system. Guests on the show include judges, lawyers, professors, and citizens who have participated in court proceedings. Some interviews focus on guests’ personal experiences and opinions while others explore discrete legal issues. 

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