Paralegal to the Legal Education Clinic
Paralegal Certification, National Center for Paralegal Training
B.A., North Carolina Central University
J. Ra’Chel Fowler is from Durham, N.C. Fowler has always had a passion for the legal system and the arts which led her to pursue two degrees in the perspective fields. In 1992, she received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Central University (NCCU). In 1994, she received a bachelor’s degree in Theater with a concentration in performance from NCCU. While working on her degrees, Fowler volunteered at Durham County Youth Home, performed in the university and community theater productions, performed with Chuck Davis’ African-American Dance Ensemble (AADE), Cultural Movement African Dance Company and was a founding member of NCCU’s Ayoluwa African Dance Ensemble founded by Ayinde Hurrey.
Upon graduation, Fowler moved to Atlanta, Ga. and taught dance and mime for 14 years while working in the legal field. She worked closely with inner-city children, exposing them to various forms of performing arts and establishing an inner-city mime troupe called Silent Scream. In 1999, she received her ABA-approved Paralegal Certification from National Center for Paralegal Training (NCPT).
Prior to arriving at NCCU School of Law, Fowler worked in Atlanta, Ga. as a paralegal and a state employee with the Department of Juvenile Justice. Currently; she is the Paralegal to the Legal Education Clinic.
During her spare time, Fowler teaches soul line dancing five times a week at her dance studio, D2BD – Dare 2B Different Dance Zone located at Northgate Mall.