News & Updates

Carmela D. Jackson ’00

Carmela D. Jackson ’00 has joined the law firm of Abadin Cook in Miami, Florida. Experienced in civil, criminal, and commercial litigation, Jackson has represented clients in an array of matters including breach of contract, real estate litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, secured transactions, asset recovery and liquidation and settlement negotiations. [caption id="attachment_6680" ...

Dedria L. Harper ’08

Dedria L. Harper ’08, joined the Charlotte, North Carolina office of the Labor and Employment Practice of Nexsen Pruet, LLC. Prior to joining Nexsen Pruet, Harper was an associate with K&L Gates. Her practice will focus on advising and counseling HR mangers on day-to-day employment issues as well as handling ...

David Cole Phelps Elected as Third Vice Chair

On May 14, 2011 Democrats in the First Congressional District rallied in Tarboro, N.C. for their First Congressional District Convention. Congressman G.K. Butterfield gave remarks and elections were held for officers. David Cole Phelps '13 was elected as Third Vice Chair. [caption id="attachment_3735" align="alignleft" width="140" caption="David Cole Phelps '13"]...

NCCU School of Law Alum Appointed to U.S. District Court

The U. S. Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 to confirm Arenda L. Wright Allen '85 of Norfolk, Virginia to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia. [caption id="attachment_3487" align="alignleft" width="148" caption="Arenda Wright Allen"]...

Michelle T. Cosby Receives the AALL Minority Leadership Development Award

Michelle T. Cosby, Faculty Services Librarian for the NCCU Law Library, was named as this year’s recipient of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Minority Leadership Development Award. The award honors librarians demonstrating leadership potential in law librarianship while in the early stages of their career. [caption id="attachment_7665" align="alignleft" width="200" ...

Nichelle J. Perry Selected to Attend Harvard Institute for Academic Librarians

Nichelle J. Perry, Assistant Director of the NCCU Law Library, has been selected to participate in the Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians sponsored by the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education and the Association of College & Research Libraries. [caption id="attachment_7667" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Nichelle J. Perry"]...

NCCU Law Reaches the Semifinals in the ABA Section of Litigation Good Works Competition

A group of North Carolina Central University School of Law students have been selected as semifinalists in the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Good Works Law Student Competition. [caption id="attachment_3729" align="aligncenter" width="375" caption="Rising 2L NCCU Law students Joshua Byrd and Brandi Bullock are the leaders of this team of students. ...

Wendell Peggot: Excellence in Legal Writing Winner

The Legal Writing Program coordinates a memo writing competition each year. Students are given the opportunity to write a research memorandum and have that document judged by practitioners. The winners receive generous cash prizes. The first place winner receives $1,000.00. The sponsors of the 2010-2011 competition were Gray Newell, LLP; ...