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Judge Patricia Hunt Love was born in 1928 in Harnett County, N.C., and raised in Florida. She attended two years of undergraduate at Sweet Briar College in Virginia before transferring to UNC. She speaks about early jobs as a reporter, getting her graduate history degree from UNC in 1966, and graduating from UNC School of Law just shy of her fiftieth birthday. She was elected to the N.C. General Assembly in 1969 and speaks in this interview about her work with the Judiciary Committee. She talks about notable statutory reforms passed during her tenure in the state legislature including a fair sentencing bill, the bill establishing equitable distribution of marital property, and the revised Juvenile Code. She speaks about her time as district court judge and the importance of domestic court.

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