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* Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law 1994-Present
* Associate Professor at Wake Forest 1991-1994
* Visiting Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, Fall 1990
* Practicing Attorney, 1970-90
* U.S. Supreme Court, 1974
* Admitted to North Carolina Bar, 1969


* A.B., summa cum laude, University of the South, 1964
* J.D., with honors, University of North Carolina, 1969
* Chief Justice Walter Clark Award
* Order of the Coif
* M.A., Political Science, University of Chicago

Courses Teaching at Wake Forest:

* Constitutional Law I and II
* American Legal History (with an emphasis on civil liberties)
* Freedom of Speech and Press, and Agency

Courses Taught at Guilford College:

* Criminal Law
* Evidence
* Selected constitutional topics concurrent with law practice.


* Civil Liberties, free speech, litigation under 42 USC sec. 1983
* Torts and products liability
* Criminal law
* Employment discrimination cases
* Selective service law
* Some environmental law in addition to a general trial practice.

Awards & Honors:

* Named Donald L. Smith Professor of Constitutional and Public Law, Wake Forest University, 2002.
* Awards for Free Speech. See, Free Speech., 2000
* Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award, 1999
* Student bar Excellence in Teaching Award, 1997
* Frank Porter Graham Award from the North Carolina Civil Liberties Union for achievement in defending and advancing civil liberties in North Carolina (based both on my pro-bono and scholarly work), 1985.

Professional Activities:

* Chair, Constitutional Law Section, Association of American Law Schools, 2001-2002. Member of Wake Forest University Senate; Executive Committee Member 2002
* Member, American Society for Legal History; Constitutional Law Section, AALS; North Carolina and American Bar Associations; North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers; Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Employment and Activities:

* Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, 1994 to present
* Associate Professor, Wake Forest University School of Law, 1991-1994
* Visiting Professor, Wake Forest University School of Law, 1990
* Lawyer in Residence, Francis Lewis Law Center, Washington and Lee University, May 1985
* Partner at Smith, Patterson, Follin, Curtis, James, Harkavy & Lawrence, 1971-1991, general trial practice: tort, libel, products liability, environmental, civil liberties and constitutional law. Co-operating attorney, North Carolina Civil Liberties Union. Representative pro-bono cases:
o man threatened with jail if he criticized a judge’s decision in the media
o preacher arrested for preaching on a downtown sidewalk to protest a semi-nude stroll
o high school students who wanted to print an article on birth control in the school newspaper
o member of the Black Panther party arrested for selling a newspaper in downtown Burlington, NC
o amicus brief against an effort to declare “The Curious Eye,” which was a high school literary reader obscene
o motorists who taped over the slogan “First in Freedom” on North Carolina license plates.
* Instructor at Guilford College teaching Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, and Evidence, 1974-1977 (concurrent with law practice)
* Member 1977-1985 and Chair, 1978-85, North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Review Board (concurrent with law practice)
* Law Clerk to Chief Justice William H. Bobbitt, North Carolina Supreme Court, 1969-1970
* Summer associate, Lewis Roca, Phoenix, AZ, summer 1968
* Mediator, Dispute Settlement Center
* Past board member, chair of the amicus committee, and Vice President for Legal Affairs, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.

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