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American Constitution Society: Southeast Regional Convening

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Professor Brenda Gibson and Professor Nichelle Perry Co-author 3rd Edition of North Carolina Legal Research

Recognizing the importance of legal research and the challenges it presents (especially for novices), this book undertakes to give law students and attorneys in North Carolina, as well as other jurisdictions, a set of research tools to add to their … Continue reading

Professor Irving Joyner the recipient of the 2019 NAACP’s William Robert Ming Advocacy Award.

Professor Irving Joyner is the recipient of the 2019 NAACP’s William Robert Ming Advocacy Award.  This award is presented annually to an attorney (usually a litigator) who exemplifies the spirit of financial and personal sacrifice that Mr. Ming displayed in his decades … Continue reading

NCCU Law’s Erica Standfield Brandon ’08 appointed to the bench

RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper on Friday appointed Erica Standfield Brandon to fill the open 17-A District Court Judge seat, making her the first African American judge, elected or appointed, to represent Rockingham County. A native of Milton, who has … Continue reading

Diversity in Law: Can Legal Tech Education Help Move the Needle?

Law Technology Today / June 3, 2019 The legal field has come a long way in recent years. However, there are many areas where it lags, primarily in diversity. Following natural sciences and dentistry, the American Bar Association finds lawyers … Continue reading

NCCU Law Welcomes Matthew James as Director of the LITC Clinic

Tax was not an area of law that James had considered when he started his JD schooling at Denver Law. When he found out about the Graduate Tax Program, he had a short time to decide if he wanted to … Continue reading

Governor Cooper appoints NC’s first Black woman as Chief Justice

By Melissa Boughton – 2/13/2019 Cheri Beasley made history this week when Gov. Roy Cooper announced that she would become the state’s first Black woman to be chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Beasley stood between the Governor and … Continue reading

NCCU Law Alum David Addison ’16 Statesvilles New Police Chief

After an extensive hiring process, Statesville City Manager Ron Smith has announced the selection of David Addison, a captain with the Durham Police Department (DPD), as Statesville’s next police chief. “Chief Addison has been with the Durham Police for 22 … Continue reading