Law Professor Greg Wallace appointed to N.C. Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism

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RALEIGH — Campbell Law School Professor Greg Wallace has been appointed to the North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism (CJCP). In his new role, he will serve on the CJCP’s Public Trust and Confidence Committee

The CJCP was established on Sept. 22, 1998, by order of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. The order established the Commission’s membership and major responsibilities which include its primary charge: to enhance professionalism among North Carolina’s lawyers. In carrying out this charge, the CJCP is required to provide ongoing attention and assistance to ensure the practice of law remains a high calling, dedicated to the service of clients and the public good. 

The North Carolina CJCP consists of a chairperson, who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Paul Newby, an adjunct professor at Campbell Law School; two judges serving on trial benches of the courts of the state or the United States; and one appellate court judge either from the state or United States. Other members include two law school faculty members from accredited North Carolina law schools, eight practicing lawyers, and three non-lawyer citizens who are active in public affairs. All members, with the exception of the chairperson, serve for a term of three years. In addition to Wallace, the other law school seat is currently held by the dean of the University of North Carolina Law School.

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. 

There are a number of Campbell Law alumni serving with Wallace on the CJCP including the Honorable Donna Stroud, Chief Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals, and the Honorable Clifton H. Smith, a District Court Judge in Newton.


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 a dozen years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.