From November 11-13, the Charlotte School of Law hosted the American and Caribbean Law Initiative’s Fall Clinic. Law students from the Caribbean and United States worked together and presented legal arguments to a panel of esteemed judges from the community. In addition to CSL, the following law schools were represented: Norman Manley (Jamaica), Eugene Dupuch (Bahamas), Truman Bodden (Cayman Islands), Hugh Wooding (Trinidad), Stetson (Florida), Nova Southeastern (Florida), and Florida Coastal School of Law (Florida).
On Saturday, November 17th, 19 CharlotteLaw students attended a Military Benefits Information Fair at Friendship Baptist Church and helped deserving veterans with Health Care Powers of Attorney and Living Wills. Nikki Kimball, CharlotteLaw 3L, was the main student organizer of the event, with Christie Matthews serving as the faculty point-of-contact and onsite coordinator. Additionally, three attorneys from the Mecklenburg Bar supervised.
“Our veterans have given so much to this country, it is only fitting that we as attorneys and law school students give back to them in some way. Charlotte Law is committed to serving the underserved, and our students who volunteered for this project understand that commitment,” said Assistant Professor Christie Matthews.
Special thanks to our students for living out the CharlotteLaw mission of Serving the Underserved!
On November 13, Professor Fine’s Advanced Practice in Context class toured Bank of America Stadium, home venue of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.
The purpose of the tour was to demonstrate how sponsorship agreements are implemented. This practical background assisted the students in their negotiation and drafting of a mock naming rights sponsorship agreement.
The tour guide was Richard Thigpen, General Counsel of the Panthers.
America loves wine and North Carolinians are no exception. The state boasts a thriving industry, comprised of more than 100 wineries and 400 vineyards and ranks tenth in wine production. Wine from the Raffaldini Winery has even been served at the White House. In general, the U.S. population has developed a very discriminating palate with regard to grapes and wines. Industry associations and subject blogs have proliferated. Wine is big business, whether in the U.S. or abroad.
For the past several summers, students and faculty from Charlotte School of Law have studied the business of wine and experienced a “field trip” of sorts in France. If you share an interest in the study of wine, check out the “International Comparative Law: the Business of Wine” research guide created by the Charlotte Law Library.