Shelly DeAdder

Assistant Professor of Law

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Professor Shelly DeAdder


J.D., North Carolina Central University
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Shelly Bibb DeAdder is an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law.  She was born in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Professor DeAdder received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a minor in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002.  She then moved to Alexandria, Virginia and worked as a paralegal in Washington, D.C. until 2005 when she returned to North Carolina to attend law school.  Professor DeAdder graduated cum laude from NCCU School of Law in 2008.  While in law school, she was on the Moot Court Board, served as 2L Class Secretary, and was the Criminal Law tutor for Professor Fred Williams as a 2L and 3L.

After law school, Professor DeAdder served as a law clerk for Judge Robert C. Hunter at the North Carolina Court of Appeals from August 2008 to May 2012.  From May 2012 to August 2014, she was employed by the North Carolina General Assembly in the nonpartisan Research Division.  Prior to becoming a full-time professor, she was an adjunct in the NCCU School of Law Legal Writing Program for two years, teaching Legal Reasoning and Analysis and Legal Research and Persuasion.

Professor DeAdder is a member of the North Carolina Bar and the Fourteenth Judicial District Bar.  She is a member of the Library Committee and the Faculty Development Committee at the law school.  She is also a faculty mentor for the Client Counseling Competition and a community volunteer at StepUp Ministry.

Professor DeAdder lives in Durham with her husband, Chris; daughter, Maryann; and their rescue dog, Nora.  She enjoys reading, movies, hiking, pilates, and spending quality time with friends and family.

Contact Information

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