Campbell Law now home to historical exhibit on women in N.C. judiciary

RALEIGH — Campbell Law School is now the proud home of a historical exhibit on women throughout North Carolina’s judicial history. “First Ladies of the North Carolina Judiciary” contains rare archival and photographic exhibits, and chronicles the first North Carolina women to break a number of judicial barriers, starting with Chief Justice Susie Sharp’s 1949 appointment as a superior court judge.
“We are excited and proud to display this fascinating exhibit,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “Many women have made a significant impact from the bench in our state’s history, and we are honored to be in a position to pay tribute to their leadership moving forward.”
Some of the female judges featured in the exhibit include The Honorable Allyson K. Duncan, The Honorable Memory Farmer, The Honorable Louise Flanagan, The Honorable J. Marlene Hyatt, Chief Judge Naomi Morris, Chief Justice Sarah Parker, Chief Justice Susie M. Sharp, The Honorable Winifred T. Wells, and The Honorable Mary Whitener.
This exhibit, which was previously on display at the Supreme Court of North Carolina, was originally funded to the tune of $30,000 by the Supreme Court Historical Society. The exhibit is now on permanent display on the first floor of the law school in the corridor immediately past the security desk.