Assistant Professor of Law
J.D., North Carolina Central University
B.S., Fayetteville State University
Michael C. Wallace, Sr., is a native of Martin County, N.C. He attended Fayetteville State University, and North Carolina State University, and is a 1983 graduate of North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law.
Professor Wallace’s legal career has always been in the public sector, starting with service as an Assistant District Attorney and Director of the Medicaid Fraud Unit in Jackson, Mississippi. Later, he served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Houston, Texas and Washington, D.C. before joining the United States Department of Justice. With the Department of Justice for more than 13 years, Professor Wallace served as a Trial Attorney, Fraud Section of Main Justice, First Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Assistant United States Attorney in Richmond and Alexandria, Virginia.
The majority of Professor Wallace’s legal career has been in federal litigation with an emphasis on complex litigation in money laundering and narcotic violations, police corruption, crimes of violence, civil rights violations, and white-collar crimes, earning him numerous awards from the Department of Justice and various law enforcement agencies. He has argued appellate issues on the behalf of the government and clients before the Fourth, Fifth and District Columbia Circuit Courts of Appeals on a number of criminal matters.
Professor Wallace has lectured and participated in various seminars on a variety of topics within the Department of Justice and other legal and civic groups. He currently teaches Evidence, Criminal Law, Trial Practice, and Appellate Advocacy. Professor Wallace also assists with coaching several NCCU School of Law mock trial teams.
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