Assistant Clinical Professor
Supervising Attorney – Criminal Defense Clinic
J.D., New York University
B.A., Duke University
Dionne R. Gonder-Stanley is an Assistant Clinical Professor and the Supervising Attorney of the Criminal Defense Clinic. She joined the faculty at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law as a visiting professor in 2007.
Professor Gonder-Stanley was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She received a B.A. in Sociology from Duke University. She earned her J.D. magna cum laude at New York University School of Law. Immediately after law school, she clerked for the Honorable James A. Beaty, Jr. at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of N.C. in Winston-Salem. Since then, her professional experience has been primarily in the area of criminal defense litigation, including work at the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, the Durham County Public Defender’s Office, and the firm of Edwards & Trenkle, PLLC.
In addition to supervising students in the field, Professor Gonder-Stanley teaches Trial Practice and the classroom component of the Criminal Defense Clinic. She is involved with other NCCU School of Law activities that include being the Faculty Advisor to Christian Legal Society, member of the Student Discipline Committee, member of Faculty Development Committee, and a member of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity International, Watkins Chapter.
Other professional memberships and community service activities include the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, George H. White Bar Association, and the Clinical Legal Education Association.
Professor Gonder-Stanley enjoys spending time with her husband and two children; following Duke University athletic teams; and dancing.