The Law School Says “Goodbye” to Three Professors

Posted on Friday, April 5, 2013

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the NCCU School of Law will bid three notable professors farewell.  We will celebrate the careers of Deborah Jeffries, Adrienne Fox and Greg Malhoit at the Brier Creek Country Club with a dinner in their honor.

Deborah Jefferies began her tenure at NCCU School of Law in 1986 as Acting Law Librarian and Assistant Professor. She served as Director of the Law Library from 1987 to 2009. During that time, she taught Legal Bibliography, Advanced Legal Research, and the legal research section of Legal Research and Persuasion. She taught Information Technology and Intellectual Property and Law Library Management for the School of Library and Information Sciences. She has written and presented in the fields of law librarianship and legal research.

During her 23 years in the law library, Professor Jefferies was active in both the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the South Eastern Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL). She served on the Board of Directors and as treasurer, respectively for SEAALL, worked on multiple AALL and SEAALL committees, served as chair of the Consortium of South Eastern Law Libraries and volunteered at multiple AALL annual meetings. Prior to leaving the library in 2009, Professor Jefferies served as the librarian on an ABA site evaluation team.

Adrienne M. Fox was admitted to law practice in North Carolina in 1974.  She has been certified as a Superior Court and Industrial Commission mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission since July 1, 2001.  Professor Fox joined the NCCU School of Law Faculty in 1989.  She has taught the following courses: Alternative Dispute Resolution;  Arbitration;  Negotiation; Evidence; Civil Procedure; Advanced Civil Procedure; Civil Litigation Clinic; and Trial Practice.

Professor Fox served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at NCCU School of Law from June 1998 to July 2000.  During this time, she was directly responsible for assuring compliance with ABA Standards and for preparing for ABA site evaluation. Professor Fox was also responsible for all academic matters, including schedule, curriculum changes, selection of adjunct faculty, advising of students and supervision of Academic Support Program.

Gregory Malhoit joined the faculty of NCCU School of Law in 2005.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Midland Lutheran College in 1970 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska in 1972. He has been involved in the movement for equal justice for the poor throughout his entire legal career. Professor Malhoit served as the founding Executive Director of East Central Community Legal Services in Raleigh, N.C. from 1974 to 1992.  Later, he was the Executive Director of the North Carolina Legal Services Resource Center representing the interests of poor people in the North Carolina General Assembly.

In 1993, Professor Malhoit established the North Carolina Education and Law Project to advocate for improved educational opportunities for poor and minority students. In 1996, he became Executive Director of the N.C. Justice Center, a nationally recognized non-government funded legal and policy advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of poor and working poor North Carolinians. In 2001, Professor Malhoit became the Director of the Rural Education Finance Center, a nationwide project providing legal and policy support for attorneys, educators, parents and students working to secure equal and adequate funding for public schools in the courts.

Register to attend the dinner.