Campbell Law professors to serve on U.S. Commission on Civil Rights committee

RALEIGH — Two Campbell Law School professors — Marcus Gadson and Greg Wallace — have been appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights North Carolina Advisory Committee effective May 2021, the Commission has announced.

Advisory Committees have recently examined water affordability, school discipline disparities, policing practices, mental health and the criminal justice system, legal financial obligations, fair housing, hate crimes, voting rights, maternal health and solitary confinement. In addition to advising the Commission, Advisory Committee reports have contributed to policy changes at the national, state and local levels.

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Marcus Gadson

Gadson, who teaches civil procedure, joined the Campbell Law faculty on July 1, 2019. Before coming to Campbell Law, Gadson worked as an associate at Steptoe and Johnson in Washington, D.C., where he successfully represented clients at both the trial and appellate levels. He also has previous experience as a law clerk for Judge Bernice B. Donald of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Memphis, Tennessee. Gadson’s scholarship focuses on state constitutions. Gadson earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in 2010 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2015.

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Greg Wallace

Wallace, who is celebrating 26 years at Campbell Law, teaches constitutional law with an emphasis on religious freedom, the right to arms and free speech. He is co-author of the online chapters and forthcoming third edition of “Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights and Policy.” His writings have been published or set for publication in several law reviews, including the Tennessee Law Review, Florida State Law Review and Penn State Law Review. He recently served on the N.C. House Select Committee on Community Relations, Law Enforcement and Justice. 

In addition to Gadson and Wallace, other North Carolina Advisory Committee members are Olga Wright, Chair; Daniel Bowes; Pearl Burris-Floyd; Travis Cook; Christopher Duggan; Steven Greene; Jonathan Guze; Jennifer Lechner; Angelo Mathay; Patrick Mincey; Donna Oldham; Catherine Read; A. Mercedes Restucha-Klem; and Bradley Young.


The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, established by the Civil Rights Act of 1957, is the only independent, bipartisan agency charged with advising the President and Congress on civil rights and reporting annually on federal civil rights enforcement. Our 51 state Advisory Committees offer a broad perspective on civil rights concerns at state and local levels. The Commission: in our seventh decade, a continuing legacy of influence in civil rights. 


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion, and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. Among its accolades, the school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 4,200 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2021, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 12 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.