RALEIGH, N.C. – The Campbell Public Interest Law Student Association (CPILSA) will host Gene Nichol for a presentation on poverty on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at noon. Area residents are encouraged to join the Campbell Law community in attending the presentation. Paid parking is available at the City of Raleigh Municipal Parking Deck across from the law school on West Morgan Street.
“We are excited to host Professor Nichol for this meaningful presentation,” said CPILSA president and third-year Campbell Law student Allan Carr. “It is our hope that Professor Nichol will shine a light on the plight of the poor here in our backyard and throughout our state.”
Nichol serves as the Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Poverty, Work & Opportunity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. He previously served as president of the College of William & Mary (2005-08), dean of the law school at UNC (1999-2005), and law dean at the University of Colorado (1988-95).
Nichol is co-author of FEDERAL COURTS (West, 2011) and contributor to WHERE WE STAND: Voices of Southern Dissent (NewSouth, 2008). He’s published articles in the law reviews at Harvard, Yale, Chicago, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, Duke, and Virginia. He has also served as a political columnist for the Rocky Mountain News, hosted a public affairs television show for Denver’s KBDI, and authored monthly op-ed’s for The News & Observer. His writings are regularly published in The Progressive Populist, and he has written for The Nation and the Washington Post.
In 2005, Nichol received North Carolina’s highest civilian honor with an induction into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. In 2013, the N.C. Council of Churches awarded him with its Faith Active in Public Life Award, and he collected the W.W. Finlator Award from the N.C. American Civil Liberties Union.
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