Kevin C. Foy

Assistant Professor of Law

Kevin Foy

Kevin C. Foy


J.D., North Carolina Central University
B.A., Kenyon College


Kevin C. Foy teaches courses in environmental law, business associations, remedies, and torts. He received a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Kenyon College and a law degree, magna cum laude, from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law.

Professor Foy has experience in the private practice of law and also worked in the private sector as a business entrepreneur. For five years he served as editor of Forest & Conservation History, a refereed multi-disciplinary academic journal published by Duke University Press that focused on the history of human interaction with the environment.

From 2001 to 2009, he served as Mayor of Chapel Hill and was also chair of the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, an organization of North Carolina’s largest municipalities. During his time in office, he focused on building a sustainable, environmentally sound community, leading the U.S. Conference of Mayors to name Chapel Hill America’s Most Livable City.

Land use is the focus of his research and writing at NCCU School of Law, including his most recent publication, Complexities of Urban Sustainability: Using Local Land Use Authority to Achieve Environmental Goals, 3 Charlotte Law Review 23 (Spring 2011).


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Contact Information

Office: 142
Phone: 919-530-7818
Fax: 919-530-6339