Pamela Newell

Legal Writing Professor


LL.M., American University
J.D., University of North Carolina
B.A., University of North Carolina


Pamela Newell began at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law as an adjunct legal writing professor in 2006. She received her B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) in 1997 and her J.D. from UNC School of Law in 2000. She received her LL.M. in Law and Government from American University in 2009.

After law school, Professor Newell clerked at the N.C. Supreme Court with Former Chief Justice Henry E. Frye. In 2001, she clerked for Judge Albert S. Thomas at the N.C. Court of Appeals. She also clerked for Judges Sanford Steelman and Linda Stephens. Professor Newell clerked for and was sworn in as a Special Deputy Commissioner at the N.C. Industrial Commission by Bernadine Ballance. She served as Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Appellate Counsel at the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts. She was in private practice with a focus on workers’ compensation. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the N.C. Bar Association.

Professor Newell teaches Legal Reasoning & Analysis, Legal Research & Persuasion, Legal Letters, Legal Writing & Technique and Judicial Opinion Writing, Advanced Legal Writing, Capital Punishment, and Workers’ Compensation.

Professor Newell is a member of St. Paul AME Church. In her spare time, she enjoys scrapbooking, reading novels and yoga.


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Contact Information

Office: 307
Phone: 919-530-6732
Fax: 919-530-6339