Frances P. Bynum

Professor of Law

Frances P. Bynum

Frances P. Bynum


J.D., North Carolina Central University
M.L.S., North Carolina Central University
B.A., University of North Carolina


Frances P. Bynum has worked at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law, in some capacity, since 1985. She received her B.A. in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980 and her J.D. from NCCU School of Law, graduating cum laude in 1982. From 1982 to 1983, she practice privately with the law firm of Sloan, Moss & Carmichael. From 1983 to 1985, she was a managing partner at Bourlon & Cappelletti.

Professor Bynum served as NCCU School of Law’s Serials and Circulation Librarian from 1985-1986 and the Associate Law Librarian from 1988-1989. In 1990, she received a Master of Library Science from NCCU and was named as the Assistant Dean for the Evening Program of the School of Law, a position she held until 1994.

Professor Bynum has taught the following courses at NCCU School of Law: Advanced Legal Writing I; Appellate Advocacy; Decedent’s Estates I & II; Employment Law; Family Law; Law Office Practice; Legal Methods; Property I & II; Real Estate Finance; and Remedies. She also taught at the University of North Carolina School of Law from 1992-1997.

Professor Bynum is a member of the American Bar Association. Her former public service activities include serving as President of the North Carolina ACLU, serving on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Legal Education Assistance Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Durham County Mental Health Association Adult Services Advisory Board. She has also been a Girl Scout troop leader.


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Contact Information

Office: 146
Phone: 919-530-7162
Fax: 919-530-6339