James P. Beckwith, Jr.

Professor of Law

James P. Beckwith Jr.

James P. Beckwith Jr.


J.D., University of Chicago
A.B., University of North Carolina


A native of Warrenton, N.C., Professor Beckwith graduated from the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va. and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1974, he graduated from the University of Chicago School of Law. After working for the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts and consulting for the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C., Professor Beckwith accepted a visiting appointment at the University of Miami School of Law.

The following year he joined the faculty of North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law where he has taught: Contracts; Sales and Secured Transactions; Commercial Paper; Agency-Partnership; Remedies; and Consumer Protection. In 1982, he was selected as an Olive W. Garvey Fellow of the Mont Pelerin Society to attend its meeting in West Berlin. In 1994 and 1995, Professor Beckwith taught Contracts at the University of North Carolina School of Law. In 1995, he was awarded a University Teaching Award by North Carolina Central University.

A long-time member of the Business Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, he presently serves as Treasurer and as editor of its quarterly newsletter. In recent years, Professor Beckwith has pursed an avocation of summer study of architectural history.


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Contact Information

Office: 138
Email: jbeckwith@nccu.edu
Phone: 919-530-6238
Fax: 919-530-6339